Nutrition Manager, Generic

Afghanistan, D.R. Congo, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Middle East Region, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria


Field Vacancies are based in a capital city or a field base in one of our programmes.

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

Applicants for this generic role will be contacted if a position opens that seems to be a good match to their profile. Contract length normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years, at 100%.

Role Overview

Assist and supervise the direct implementation of nutrition programme, which includes screening, clinical management of severe and moderate acute malnutrition, community mobilisation and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF). Provide supervision and training for local staff to ensure provision of an effective, quality nutrition programme. The Nutrition Manager is also responsible to write reports and maintain data records, ensure availability of adequate programme supplies and monitor the overall health and nutrition situation of malnourished children under five years and pregnant and lactating women.

Project Overview

Medair implements Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) focusing on children under five years and pregnant lactating women.

Our Culture

Key Activity Areas

Nutrition Management

  • Be responsible for the implementation, management and support of the CMAM programme.
  • Conduct regular supervision in the nutrition clinic sites to support staff with on the job training and ensuring quality of service delivery.
  • Provide training for local staff in line with the appropriate national and international guidelines.
  • Clinical management of medical complications of malnourished children.
  • Implement participatory Behaviour Change Communication methods in nutrition project.
  • Support integration of nutrition services with available health, WASH, psychosocial (PSS) interventions
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external requirements.

Staff Management

  • Assist in the recruitment of local field staff within the intervention location following all HR policies of Medair and the local government.
  • Line manage and oversee the nutrition staff including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, performance management, etc.
  • Ensure the assigned nutrition team members receive relevant and appropriate supervision, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding.

Financial Management

  • Work with the Project Manager and the Project Support Manager to manage finances within the project and payment of salaries.
  • Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements, ensuring required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Communication & Coordination

  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs.


  • Manage the correct and timely ordering of required nutrition supplies to the field location in coordination with the Project Manager and responsible logistics person.
  • Manage all stocks within the field locations ensuring proper stock management systems are in place.
  • Monitor nutrition stock expiration dates in the field locations to ensure timely use or redistribution to other Medair programmes/other appropriate parties.

Quality Management

  • Implement relevant policies relating to nutrition service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards.
  • Participate as requested in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Degree in Nutrition.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking locations.

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

What is the ROC and why is it required?


  • 2 years post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience.
  • Experience working in a nutrition programme in a developing country, preferably within a
    humanitarian context.
  • Able to develop good relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, agencies, etc. Good communicator.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation. Excellent organisational skills.
  • Able to prioritise clearly. Able to enforce procedures. Able to set clear objectives and delegate.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills. Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.