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Nutrition Coordinator (402 views)

SCOPE OF WORK: Under the supervision of IRC Yemen Country Director, and based in Sana’a, the Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, technical guidance and quality of the Yemen nutrition program working in close collaboration with the field-based nutrition managers, senior management team, particularly the health advisor, WASH Coordinator, and the teams in the field. The Nutrition Coordinator will be based in Sana’a with frequent visits to the field sites.


Technical Monitoring and Program Quality

  • Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC Nutrition programming activities
  • Ensure that nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO/UNICEF.
  • Ensure that all nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices
  • Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all nutrition programs in line with IRC guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up and decision-making on data relevant to IRC nutrition programs
  • Ensure a good coordination with the Health Advisor, Wash Coordinator and Nutrition field teams and provide frequent updates
  • Ensure all stakeholders, including IRC Field Coordinator, IRC Grants & Compliance Manager, IRC health technical unit and all donors are provided with updates, following the established reporting structures

Strategic Planning

  • Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Technical Adviser, the Health Advisor and the Wash Coordinator, lead the overall development of an overall IRC Nutrition Program strategy in line with IRC Yemen Country Strategic Planning and YHRP (Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2015)

Program Development

  • Identify opportunities for program development
  • Lead technical assessments as a basis for nutrition program development when necessary

Staff development

  • Ensure the ongoing capacity building of nutrition teams through support to direct supervisors in ensuring staff performance evaluations and individual development plans
  • Ensure appropriate support to the field bases by regular visits, and replacement of staff if needed

Coordination and Representation

  • Plan, coordinate and ensure quality implementation of the IRC Yemen nutrition interventions
  • Collaborate with the health, WASH teams to ensure a holistic approach in line with IRC’s Program Framework principles
  • Represent IRC to UN, international and national NGOs, and Ministries of Health, for nutrition coordination as needed at the national and State levels as necessary
  • Oversee implementation of funding, including budget forecasting, development of spending plans in cooperation with the Health, Wash Coordinator and Grants Manager


  • Nutrition professional with a relative degree in Nutrition or Public Health Nutrition and significant experience in nutrition in emergencies
  • At least five years professional experience in nutrition IMAM (CMAM) programs
  • Experience in nutrition emergency assessments or surveys preferred
  • Experience in IYCF and/or SQUEAC an asset
  • Excellent management and coordination skills
  • Experience developing staff capacity
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Experience in emergencies or working in Yemen previously preferred
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines
  • Able to work independently while being a strong team player
  • Competence with Windows, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in unstable security environments
  • Proficient English written and spoken required, Arabic an asset


Security level orange. The situation in Sana’a is tense at the moment and remains unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed troops, and looting. There is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.


Lodging in Sana’a is in a private bedroom, with a shared bathroom, in a shared IRC guesthouse. In field sites, accommodation similar to the head office. All IRC sites have electricity and internet all day through. Food is the individual’s responsibility.

Professional Standards

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.