Location: Niger (the) (Tahoua)
Closing date: 31 May 2008
Job Description

Location: Niger, Tahoua
Reference No: NW/Nig/CTC/relief
Contract Terms: Unaccompanied
Language Requirements: Fluent French with very good working knowledge in English
Contract Length: 1 year
Start Date: ASAP


- Provide technical supervision and technical quality management to the integration of Concern’s CTC (Community Therapeutic Care) Programme in Tahoua Region.


Programme Development, Design & Leadership
1. Support the day-to-day operations of the CTC programme through regular and extensive field management of the CTC mobile team and conduct regular M+E on CTC practice – ensuring teams have adequate and sufficient work plans, that activities are taking place to appropriate standards as per the monitoring plan and that adequate technical and management support is being provided to the teams.
2. Ensure key M&E findings are reported to the Nutrition Manager and incorporated into the design of the CTC programme as appropriate.
3. Work closely with the Nutrition Manager, inputting into the training and supervision plans for integration and taking a lead in implementing agreed CTC plans.
4. Manage the Nutrition Mobile Team Leaders and support the SC Supervisor to ensure adequate training and follow up support is provided to MoH as per the training plan for the integration of SC and OTP components.
5. Work closely with the Community Mobilisation Manager to support the community mobilisation programming especially in technical nutritional elements of the Community Mobilisation work, ensuring continued training and follow-up for community volunteers, and that volunteers are linked with MoH local structures
6. Work with the MoH and Concern team, lead in developing and conducting bi-annual anthropometric and coverage surveys in Tahoua and Illéla Districts and other survey work as agreed with the Nutrition Manager.
7. Proactively identify areas where in integrating OTP, standards diverge from protocols and work with the Nutrition Manager in programme adjustment and design to minimise any standards drop below protocols. Clearly document such findings and responses as part of integration documentation.
8. Work in close collaboration with the Nutrition & Health Manager, developing integrated operational plans between the Nutrition and Health Programmes, as appropriate, and sharing key lessons learnt.
9. Work with the Nutrition Programme Manager MoH, Concern Logistics and systems in developing data management systems that allows the accurate recording of necessary information in the management of Concern and donors supplies provided to the MoH, nutritional and medical statistics essential for the monitoring of the programmes efficacy.
10. Promote the application of SPHERE minimum standards for food aid, nutrition and food security in Concerns CTC programme, and ensure the programme respects the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code and other Concern regulatory codes and procedures.

Representation, Advocacy & Research
11. Take the lead role on documentation and research on issues arising out of programming.
12. Carry out reporting and attend meetings as requested by the Nutrition Programme Manager.
13. Proactively seek out key staff in other agencies engaged in CTC Nutrition and share lessons, experiences and coordinate planning as a collective of INGO’s engaged in CTC Nutrition.

Programme Support/Systems
14. Ensure that there is forward planning in staffing requirements against projections based on nutritional caseloads. Ensure that any variations in team size and structure variations are done in line with Concern HR procedures and the National Labour Legislation – in this proactively seek support and input from the Concern HR and Systems staff.
15. Manage staff according to Concern’s Performance Management systems. This will include supporting the team to set objectives, regular one to ones and performance appraisals and ensure that Concern’s values are reflected in the team’s personal objectives
16. Draw on support from logistics, HR, finance,admin and other programme teams for the implementation of the nutrition programme.
17. Work closely with field teams to involve the community at each stage of the programme – ensuring accountability and transparency.
18. Promote good team work and a positive working environment within the Nutrition Programme and between other Concern Niger Programme


- A degree in nutrition, food science/economics or other discipline which provides an understanding of nutrition and food security issues in developing countries
- A minimum of 2 years overseas experience working in nutrition programmes (preferably CTC programmes), with proven experience in carrying out and leading teams in participatory community needs assessments, anthropometric/coverage surveys
- Fluency in written and spoken French
- Proven experience in mentoring, coaching and developing staff &/or partners (MoH, etc..)
- At least 2 years experience in performance managing staff
- Commitment to principles of Equal Opportunities (gender, race & disability etc..)
- Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to develop and monitor work plans together with staff and communities
- Excellent team work skills, with an ability to motivate and develop team through period of changes
- Commitment to principles of Equal opportunities (gender, race & disability, etc.) and an understanding of mainstreaming gender, equity and HIV/AIDS within programming

- An understanding of mainstreaming gender, equity and HIV/AIDs within programming
- An understanding of the integrated public health and livelihoods approach
- Familiarity with Concern Worldwide systems and procedures
- Working/living in a francophone setting
- Familiarity with Niger
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts within a team
- Good knowledge of written and spoken English
- Delegation, time management and prioritising skills
- Capacity building of national staff through both formal and on the job training
- Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills
- Self motivation and flexibility

Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organizations, and the standards of behaviour expected of them.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in these two documents.
Vacancies Contact
Please submit your application with the reference number NW/Nig/CTC/relief via email to hrenquiries@concern.net
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.