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2 Dec 2020

Nutrition Assessment Officer

Job Description

We are currently looking for a REACH Nutrition Assessment Officer to assess nutrition and mortality needs and conditions in South Sudan and to work closely with REACH teams to provide relevant analysis to the humanitarian response.

Supervisor: REACH Research Manager

Title: REACH Nutrition Assessment Officer

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Contract duration: 6 months

Start date: ASAP


Under the direct supervision of the REACH Research Manager for the Sector Unit, the Nutrition Assessment Officer will be responsible for assessing nutrition, health, and mortality needs and conditions in South Sudan and for working closely with other sectoral specialists and REACH teams to provide relevant analysis to the humanitarian response.

This includes:

  • In collaboration with the Sector Unit Research Manager, and under the guidance of the Country Coordinator, providing support to humanitarian actors in South Sudan working in the field of Nutrition, specifically including the Nutrition Cluster with relevant and timely data and analysis;
  • Further developing and expanding REACH’s nutrition and health portfolios, ensuring close collaboration with other sector-specific analysts including the WASH Assessment Officer;
  • Supporting the development of new projects and programme strategies, as well as the production of donor reports and new proposals;
  • Conducting nutrition assessments either as technical support to nutrition partners in South Sudan, or as ad hoc rapid nutrition assessments, including the design, planning, training and implementation, data cleaning and analysis, and reporting of the assessment results;
  • Representing REACH South Sudan in Nutrition and Health Cluster meetings and as a technical representative on the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG);
  • Providing ad hoc technical support to the Nutrition Cluster or the NIWG in the analysis of nutrition data or other secondary data sources, or technical training of staff, as requested;
  • Participating in the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis workshops for Acute Malnutrition;
  • Providing technical support to other REACH departments on the collection or interpretation of nutrition, health, and mortality data as requested;
  • Coordinating and ensuring timely data collection, including management of field staff where relevant;
  • In coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator and Sector Unit Research Manager, representing REACH externally with donors, partners and the wider aid community through clusters and sectoral working groups.


  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a university degree (preferably a Master’s degree) in a relevant discipline (for example, but not limited to Public Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Statistics, etc.);
  • SMART Survey Manager certification is highly preferred
  • IPC Acute Malnutrition Level 1 training is highly preferred
  • Experience conducting nutrition assessments (SMART, SQUEAC, RNA), or experience conducting quantitative data collection (household surveys) in emergency contexts is highly preferred;
  • Training, certification, or relevant programmatic experience in other relevant nutrition topics (CMAM, IYCF, etc.) is considered an asset;
  • Strong skills in Excel are required;
  • Experience using statistical software such as EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA, or R is required;
  • Experience using GIS software such as QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth is considered an asset;
  • Experience designing data collection forms in Kobo, ODK, or similar mobile data collection tools is considered an asset;
  • Prior knowledge of South Sudan context an asset;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system and relevant actors;
  • Willingness to spend time in deep field locations away from IMPACT/ACTED support is required

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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