SHF Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Manager (Consultant)

at Relief International
Location Damazine, Sudan
Date Posted November 30, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG


Term Of Reference

Position: SHF Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Manager (Consultant)

Reports to: Deputy Country Director - Programs

Location: Damazine, Blue Nile state (100%)

About RI:

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. RI has been working in South Sudan since 2005, delivering integrated Health, WASH, and Nutrition projects.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Position Summary:

The SHF Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Manager is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership, and quality assurance of all SHF health and Nutrition emergency response programs in RI Blue Nile State. This position will oversee health and Nutrition emergency response. In addition, the SHF Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Manager will build the capacity of RI health and nutrition team, and will assure programme quality, coaching and mentorship to program staff.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Development and Management

  • The SHF Emergency Response manager will report to the Deputy of Country Director of Programs, and work closely with the Technical Coordinators and the Grants & Compliance to determine the operational needs of the program within the scope of the SHF grants, and will ensure timely and effective grant management and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to SHF health and nutrition program and program teams.
  • Oversee and coordinate the SHF health and nutrition activities in line with project document, budget and LGF and detailed implementation plans and budget forecasts.
  • Coordinate referral pathways for MHPSS, CMR and GBV, ensuring appropriate detection and referral.
  • Carry out field monitoring missions in the areas of interventions
  • Develop actionable plans to ensure that SHF project objectives are regularly evaluated and achieved.
  • Implement and maintain reporting systems to monitor and evaluate the SHF health and nutrition objectives, indicators and outcomes of the projects
  • Work closely with program support functions (logistics and finance departments) for Health and Nutrition program supplies and activities planning.
  • Assist with the recruitment of new SHF health and nutrition staff.
  • Oversee development and revision of SHF functional project management tools, including work plans, procurement plans, and accurate financial forecasts.
  • Coordinate closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator to develop effective monitoring and measurement tools and collect relevant data.
  • Ensure that all internal and external reports are submitted on time and to a high standard.

Team Leadership & Management

  • Coach, mentor, and lead the SHF health and nutrition teams to implement programs to a high standard of quality.
  • Ensure all team members are well-versed in job expectations and have clear performance objectives and professional development goals.
  • Identify training needs and develop capacity building plans for health and nutrition staff to improve management capacity.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and wellbeing.

Technical Quality

  • Ensure all SHF health and nutrition projects are implemented in accordance with the WHO’s and MOH’s technical guidelines and global best practices.
  • Conduct monthly support supervision to health and nutrition facilities and build capacity of health and nutrition workers.
  • Monitor progress on the delivery of all SHF health and nutrition-related activities and ensure that objectives are being met on time and on scope, in line with annual workplans.
  • Ensure all SHF facilities have SMOH recommended standards, including availability of guidelines, job aids and IEC materials.
  • Provide ongoing technical coaching, guidance, and supportive supervision to RI-SHF staff, SMOH staff and partner staff.
  • Promote effective integration of health, nutrition, WASH, FSL and CP/ GBV services at the point of care.
  • Ensure service delivery modalities are responsive to patient needs and location-specific constraints.
  • Regularly monitor and report on unmet needs and service delivery gaps across RI-SHF health and nutrition program; make informed recommendations to senior management on the capacity of the RI to address identified needs.
  • Regularly review MEAL data and apply indicator findings to improve program quality. Ensure all programs are data-driven.


  • Working with the Health, Nutrition and WASH Technical Coordinators, ensure consistent RI representation in relevant clusters, technical working group meetings, and other coordination structures.
  • Work closely with the Area manager and the humanitarian access & security team to ensure concerns and challenges at the service delivery level are addressed appropriately.
  • Proactively collaborate with other RI sector technical leads to promote program integration and ensure effective internal referrals.


  • Other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor to further RI programs.

Qualifications & Requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse & Midwife, or Bachelor in Nursing, with MPH or Master’s Degree in Reproductive Health or other relevant qualifications.
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in emergency response, providing integrated Health and Nutrition interventions.
  • Experience in the implementation of CMAM and maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN).
  • Strong project management and monitoring & evaluation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills required. Must be able to draft high quality, donor reports and proposals.
  • Experience and understanding of key intuitional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. USAID, BHA, ECHO, DFID, UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO, etc...
  • Must be able to function effectively in a fluid, loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimum supervision, within the context of a larger team.
  • Strong coordination skills; flexibility, adaptability, and patience; facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Ability to understand and address gender- related challenges within the beneficiary groups.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

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