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Posted: 20 September 2021
Location: Kismanyo, Somalia
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Nutrition Data Base Officer

Posted: 20 September 2021
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20 October 2021 Information Management Kismanyo, Somalia Full Time Save the Children
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Nutrition Data Base Officer, Kismayo– Somali-National only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century. 

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Nutrition Data Base officer will be responsible overall management of nutrition data in Jubbaland, and Galmudug states, including data collection from all different field, reviewing, analyzing, custodian, and cleansing then submitting to the Area Nutrition data base coordinator as well as Deputy Nutrition Manager, and Nutrition coordinator in Jubbaland, Galmudug and area PM on need basis.   He/she is also responsible for the setting up and support of the early warning and response system at the supported facilities of the two states. Building on what already exists in terms of nutrition data collection for priority of early warning systems and triggering prevalence and incidence of acute malnutrition. diseases, and ensuring the system is in place to quickly identify potential outbreaks, by being able to identify trends of disease patterns simply and timely. The role will also include participation in technical assessments, collection of nutrition data, and reporting of the projects under the nutrition components running the two states and by extension southern states. He/she will the overall custodian of nutrition data that can easily be retrieved when it comes to the review of the projects, annul total reaches, proposal developments and any other need that the DPM may request.

SCOPE OF ROLE: :

Reports to: Deputy Nutrition Program Manager -Jubbaland

Staff directly reporting to this posts: none

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Diploma/Degree Health/Nutrition, Social science, and health system management.
  • Experience of setting up early warning and response system at facility and community level.
  • Experience in ENA, EPinfo, SPSS.
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Excel.
  • Two years’ Previous experience of working in role with or NGO desirable.
  • Good understanding of broad health issues within affected community.
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian context.
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation.
  • Strong understanding of community, culture and customs.
  • Excellent and meticulous data management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to establish good working relationships and positively contribute to a team.
  • Able to effectively engage with communities, including children, and health/nutrition officials.
  • Able to prioritise and plan, co-ordinate and monitor own and work of others.
  • Ability to take initiative and work both in a team and independently.
  • Concern for the wellbeing of children and interest in Child Rights
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ROLE PROFILE

Position: Nutrition Data Base Officer  (1 Position)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Nutrition LOCATION: Kismayo
GRADE: 4 POST TYPE: Somali National
 

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 months

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
ROLE PURPOSE:
 

The Nutrition Data Base officer will be responsible overall management of nutrition data in Jubbaland, and Galmudug states, including data collection from all different field, reviewing, analyzing, custodian, and cleansing then submitting to the Area Nutrition data base coordinator as well as Deputy Nutrition Manager, and Nutrition coordinator in Jubbaland, Galmudug and area PM on need basis.  He/she is also responsible for the setting up and support of the early warning and response system at the supported facilities of the two states. Building on what already exists in terms of nutrition data collection for priority of early warning systems and triggering prevalence and incidence of acute malnutrition. diseases, and ensuring the system is in place to quickly identify potential outbreaks, by being able to identify trends of disease patterns simply and timely. The role will also include participation in technical assessments, collection of nutrition data, and reporting of the projects under the nutrition components running the two states and by extension southern states. He/she will the overall custodian of nutrition data that can easily be retrieved when it comes to the review of the projects, annul total reaches, proposal developments and any other need that the DPM may request.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
 

Reports to: Deputy Nutrition Program Manager -Jubbaland

Staff reporting to this post: None

Working contacts:

Working with the other Nutrition clinical team,     IYCF officers, Nutrition officers and support staff

Key Area of accountability:
 

Coordination:

Ø  Design with the help of MEAL any format for data collection according to type of data required.

Ø  With the support of the nutrition/IYCF officers in Jubbaland and Galmudug collect all the information from nutrition facilities, review, analyze, and upload to online CMAM reporting tool, DHIS2, IMPACT, ONA platform and Excel data base system.

Ø  Through the support of the Nutrition/IYCF officers enter all screening reports, stock movement reports and average length of stay as well as and weight gain into CMAM database/ONA platform and excel data sheet.

Ø  Closely collaborate with MEAL officer in the field and share all the information required (IPTT, dashboards) and bi-weekly statistics.

Ø  Collaborate with the health and MEAL team in report writings.

Ø  Do monitor and follow up all nutrition facility data with the facility in charges with the coordination of other officers in the field. Ensure timely submission of facility data, compile and share with MEAL, DPM, PM and project officers.

Data Management:

Ø  Determine the primary data and information elements that are required internally and externally to support the project.

Ø  Make data accessible to the team, particularly in the form of analytical nutrition reports, presentation of results and highlighted indicators and trends of malnutrition

Ø  Always synchronize and download any time you enter the website

Ø  Prepare, maintain, and manage electronic records of all nutrition data from facilities.

Ø  Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools.

Ø  Understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.

Ø  Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis and design and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections.

Ø  Develop and implement proper backup, restore, data validation, and security procedures to ensure data integrity and availability.

Data Analysis:

Ø  Act as a focal point/central instrument for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information relevant to the project activities.

Ø  Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of datasets related to the project.

Ø  Participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators.

Ø  Understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.

Visualization/Reporting:

Ø  Produce and update information products such as maps, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline as well as support strategic and operational decision-making.

Ø  Support the Deputy Program Manager in producing reporting accurate program data during reporting and nutrition situation updates.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
 

Delivering Results (Skilled level)

·       Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

·       Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others

·       Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

·       Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives and Adapting

·       Problem Solving and Decision Making Applying Technical and Professional Expertise 

Problem Solving And Decision Making (Skilled level)

·       Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

·       Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable.

·       Knows when to involve others in a decision

·       Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making

·       Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

Applying Technical and Professional Expertise

·       Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards

·       Keeps up to date with trends in their work area

·       Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts

Working Effectively with Others (Skilled level)

·       Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with

·       Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

·       Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

·       Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
 

Essential:

Ø  Diploma/Degree Health/Nutrition, Social science, and health system management.

Ø  Experience of setting up early warning and response system at facility and community level.

Ø  Experience in ENA, EPinfo, SPSS.

Ø  Excellent IT skills including use of Excel.

Ø  Two years’ Previous experience of working in role with or NGO desirable.

Ø  Good understanding of broad health issues within affected community.

Ø  Good understanding of local humanitarian context.

Ø  Commitment to working through systems of community participation.

Ø  Strong understanding of community, culture and customs.

Ø  Excellent and meticulous data management skills.

Ø  Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ø  Able to establish good working relationships and positively contribute to a team.

Ø  Able to effectively engage with communities, including children, and health/nutrition officials.

Ø  Able to prioritise and plan, co-ordinate and monitor own and work of others.

Ø  Ability to take initiative and work both in a team and independently.

Ø  Concern for the wellbeing of children and interest in Child Rights 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding Declaration of Acceptance Form and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

Save the Children is committed to supporting performance based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

 6 months of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions

 Increased health and dependence allowance

 30 days of annual leave excluding weekends

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Date of issue: 14th Sept 2021         Author : Nut DPM
 

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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Application will close on 28th September, 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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