Team Leader (Nutritionist)

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

International Medical Corps is anticipating an OFDA funded emergency response project to cover selected districts in Matabeleland South province. The project focus is on addressing emergency nutrition & WASH needs while building the resilience of vulnerable households.

International Medical Corps is therefore seeking qualified candidates for this project. The positions are contingent upon funding being received from the donor. The incumbents will be based in any of the targeted areas of operation and will be working closely with relevant ministries in Matabeleland South.

The Team Leader will oversee the implementation of the project’s nutrition and WASH activities. The Post Holder is responsible for managing the human, material, and financial resource of the project and ensuring smooth coordination internally and externally with government partners. She/he is responsible for effective coordination and integration with existing programs to maximize program outcomes. The incumbent will report to the International Medical Corps Country Director.

• Ensure that project has a clear action plan and that this action plan is reviewed periodically based on the feedback from the on-going monitoring of the project.
• To understand and appropriately implement OFDA guidelines and procedures regarding reporting requirements, procurement of goods and services.
• Oversee project expenditure and hold budget management responsibility for the project, including monitoring budget vs. expenditure, ensuring that costs are allocated correctly and expenditure is happening in line with the plan and agreement with the donor, with support from the Finance Administration Director and the Country Director
• Participate in regular team meetings providing input into area decisions and ensuring that issues affecting the implementation of the project are resolved and appropriate support and coordination is ensured from logistics, finance and other programs;
• Represent International Medical Corps interests through participating in different food security and other coordination meetings and liaising with partners who work on nutrition, food security and WASH.
• Carrying out activities as per detailed implementation plan and ensuring a high standard of quality is maintained.
• Demonstrating analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, developing timetables for agreed activities and writing programmatic reports of a high standard in line with donor recommendations.

• Master’s degree in Nutrition or Public Health.
• 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role with a Humanitarian organization.
• Highly motivated and able to adhere to deadlines.


Qualified and interested candidates are required to submit a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae no later than the 15th July 2016. Please ensure that the job title is in the subject line of the email and submit your application to the following email address:

Proficiency in Ndebele is a requirement for the posts.

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.