Nutrition Manager


Job Description

  GOAL an International Humanitarian Organisation has had a presence in Turkey since 2013 and has been contributing to the migrant response since 2016 with a focus on responding to needs in health service delivery, social safety nets and the protection of vulnerable and marginalised migrants in southern Turkey.

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

GOAL has been working in North Aleppo Governate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support for recently displaced household.

GOAL has two projects (ECHO funded LINK and PRM funded GREEN) in Turkey, LINK program targets refugees from nomadic / semi-nomadic backgrounds and those engaged in seasonal agricultural labor. LINK has been designed to address and mitigate protection concerns of the vulnerable / marginalized refugees through provision of critical information and raising their awareness on their rights, obligations and services available in Turkey, by sensitization/advocacy (targeting key stakeholders and service providers, etc.) activities, and Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) services to enable highly vulnerable refugees to access to basic, social and protective services available under the provisions of Temporary and International Protection regulations in Turkey. On the other hand, Green program aims to improve socioeconomic inclusion, resilience and self-sufficiency of highly vulnerable/excluded women and girls from host and refugee communities (Syrians as well as those living in program locations under the international protection regulation) including nomadic communities and seasonal Agriculture workers from both communities through integrated and market driven livelihood opportunities and protection services, including language courses and vocational skills training on greenhouse production and agriculture; case management (CM)/coaching services, establishment of a women cooperative, protection outreach, information provision and awareness raising; and provision of special needs and individual protection assistance services.

Job purpose:

The Food Security and Nutrition Manager is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of GOAL’s nutrition activities in Northern Syria, supported by the Nutrition Coordinator in Turkey. The Nutrition Manager will support and advise the Nutrition Coordinator on the development of the nutrition intervention and ensure Coordination, planning, monitoring and management of program activities. This will involve working with GOAL’s MEAL team to ensure timely and effective monitoring and evaluation of nutrition program activities and impact. The Nutrition Manger will be responsible for day-to-day programme implementation and for ensuring that the programme effectively and efficiently achieves its objectives in accordance with GOAL’s guidelines and principles and donor requirements.

Duties, objectives and competencies

Program Planning and Implementation
  • Carry out the necessary coordination activities with humanitarian actors, programme stakeholders in GOAL areas of operation to coordinate GOAL planned activities and avoid potential overlapping, and carry out the necessary activities on community sensitization, include Local councils and Beneficiaries on program objectives, plans, nutrition product distributions, targeting criteria and other related program matters in line with the Nutrition cluster recommendation, country context and participant feedback.
  • Overall responsible in defining the needs and selection of GOAL areas of intervention and setting GOAL targets in areas of operation in line with GOAL policy and nutrition cluster data on needs and gaps.
  • Follow up and support GOAL /Partners beneficiary selection and verification implementation activities, including monitoring of GOAL beneficiary list and management of referral pathways for nutrition in timely manner, follow up on the implementation progression and report results.
  • Contribute to the Design of nutrition activities including the roll out of family MUAC approach, distribution of supplementary nutrition products and MIYCN-E (Maternal and Infant and Young Child Nutrition in Emergencies) behaviour change communication and ensure that it’s in line with the Nutrition cluster recommendation, country context and BNFs preferences.
  • Develop detailed Implementation plans (DIP) in line with the Program objectives, ensuring that those activity plans are implemented, and any expected delays and / or modifications are communicated and raised in a timely manner with the Nutrition Coordinator.
  • Contribute to the design of new Nutrition programming, proposal and budget development; ensuring these are informed by an accurate understanding of priority needs and gaps in GOALs areas of operation.
  • Actively coordinate, design and promote the integration of nutrition within other GOAL programmes as appropriate e.g. food security, cash & vouchers, WASH, livelihoods
  • Travel frequently to program locations to directly monitor nutrition activities, ensuring clear feedback is provided to field staff and / or partners on necessary changes or improvements required to ensure project activities meet stated objectives and deliver maximum benefit to targeted beneficiaries;
  • Work closely with the Partnership Team to provide Technical Support to GOAL partners working on nutrition to ensure partner activities are in line with GOAL processes and requirements;
  • Provide the needed support to the relevant support departments, Logistics, Finance and HR to ensure smooth implementation.
  • Ensure appropriate HR planning, training and resource allocation as required for the successful implementation of program objectives.
  • Liaise with the Nutrition Coordinator and procurement department in Antakya, Turkey to ensure that there are no delays in procuring and delivering to the field site materials needed for the nutrition program
  • Coordinate with the M&E team to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate M&E and programme management tools and systems as well as on-going community feedback mechanisms.
  • Improve the quality of services provided through support and supervision of key staff, Analysis and dissemination of M&E data and lessons learnt, and review of GOAL and other best practice guidelines;
  • Direct management of GOAL staff assigned to nutrition program, ensuring that all staff have clearly defined job descriptions, work plans and understand their responsibilities;
  • Provide nutrition training as required to the nutrition team and also other program teams in the interest in promoting integration.
  • Ensure that policies and guidelines as laid down in GOAL manuals and policies are adhered to at all times;
  • Ensure adherence to GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy and standards of integrity, as well as uphold GOAL’s whistleblowing mechanisms.
  • Ensure adherence to the financial guidelines as per the GOAL Financial Manual.
  • Ensure compliance against all donor requirements, including timely quality reporting, as applicable to the project.
  • Contribute to the production of guidance, Programme and implementation SOPs and outreach materials as appropriate
  • Other related tasks at the request of the Nutrition Coordinator.
Documentation and Reporting
  • Track progress against weekly, monthly, and annual plans. Provide accurate and timely updates and reports as needed. Identify challenges and propose solutions to ensure timely and effective implementation of activities.
  • Maintain files and archives of nutrition program support documentation, including Beneficiaries registration, distribution, activities and reconciliation records.
  • Ensure timely and accurate updates to the program MEAL on planned and completed activities.
Administrative Support
  • Submit and follow up on requests for support from operations teams, including procurement (PRFs), supply chain (transfer of materials)
  • Record and promptly disseminate minutes for Local councils, staff and other meetings.
  • Schedule and organize and/or assist in activities such as meetings, conferences, trainings and workshops for project staff.
Requirements (essential)

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (nutrition, health, pharmacy, or related relevant degrees)
  • Experience of working in Syria, knowledge of Aleppo and Idleb a distinct advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building skills with the ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds
  • Good communication skills (written, spoken), including writing skills in English and Arabic
  • At least 3 to 5 years work experience in a relevant sector/ including managing a team
  • Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) ideally in development programmes (at least 3 years)
  • Demonstrable experience of project cycle management (at least 3 years)
  • Demonstrable experience in Capacity Building and training (at least 2 years)
  • Project management, planning, budgetary control and financial management experience
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel)
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Willingness to live and work in Idleb or Aleppo, Syria at least five days a week
Requirements (desired)

  • Enthusiastic, flexible about working long hours and keen to work hard to achieve the objectives of the programme
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, Data Protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible. Thank you.

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