Regional Health & Nutrition Advisor

at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Published June 2, 2022
Location Kampala, Uganda
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full Time  


For our office in Kampala, Uganda the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. International Assistance, is looking for a


Regional Health & Nutrition Advisor East Africa


Contract until 31.03.2023 (with possible extension)


Organisation Description: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. ( is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting projects in Health, Nutrition, WASH as well as Food Security & Income Generation worldwide.




Johanniter is implementing a two-and-a-half-year regional humanitarian response to the IDPs and refugee crisis in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda by improving access to health, nutrition, psychosocial support and WASH. This project will be implemented directly by Johanniter in South Sudan while implemented through national partners in Kenya and Uganda. Reinforcing collaboration with local authorities including line Government ministries and other partners in all countries remain a key aspect of the program.


In a Nutshell


You will:


be responsible for ensuring quality health and nutrition programming in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda

provide regular technical input to the regional programmes in the same countries

support capacity building of staff and implementing partners in the region

ensure that all programs are aligned with Johanniter International’s global strategy and country strategies

undertake frequent monitoring visits to those countries to oversee the quality of all programs

develop standard operating procedures and guidelines as applicable.

What you will do:


Quality Management


Provide health and nutrition technical input in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan, promoting best practices in health and nutrition interventions, in accordance with the project objectives and plan

Develop standard operating procedures and share the relevant health and nutrition guidelines as required for the programmes

Provide technical input to programme reports and innovative proposals in coordination with the Programme Managers and Senior Programme managers, keeping informed the Regional Programme Manager at all time

Provide technical guidance for the required medical supplies in all three countries to ensure quality medical and nutrition supplies are in place.

Support the country PMEAL teams to strengthen the data collection tools and methods, review and analyse programme data, assisting teams to identify project gaps and/or areas for improvement and to adapt the activities as necessary.

Regularly visit country offices and programme sites (50% South Sudan, 25% Kenya and 25% Uganda) together with country programme teams to monitor the quality of care being provided

Promote the integration of cross cutting themes such as protection, gender mainstreaming and beneficiary participation in the programmes

Promote best practices in health and nutrition programmes

Capacity Building


Support country programme teams in the organisation of health and nutrition trainings ensuring the quality of training materials and trainers

Together with Programme Managers and Senior Programme Managers develops capacity building plans for staff

Representation and Communication


Together with country office teams, network with national health authorities, UN agencies and NGOs working in health when required/requested

Participate in the global JIA Health Group



Carry out other tasks as requested to by the HoM

What you bring:


Medical Sciences degree e.g. Bachelor/Master of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health.

At least 6 years' experience working with NGOs/lNGOs in humanitarian or development contexts including internationally.

Experience in GBV including the clinical management of rape, mental health, nutrition and the management of clinics is an asset.

Thorough knowledge of the Sphere Standards, Integrated Community Case Management, Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses and Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition will be required.

Experience and qualifications in preparing and delivering trainings and building the capacity of staff is essential, using a participatory approach and adult learning methods.

Demonstrated experience in providing technical input to proposals and donor reporting.

A solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation qualitative and quantitative methods including the ability to develop/improve data collection tools,

Demonstrated strength in data analysis

Knowledge and work experience in at least one of the countries is required and a good understanding of the South Sudan crisis is an asset.

Proficiency in spoken and written English required and regional/ local languages are a plus.

Demonstrated planning and organisational skills

Experience in managing projects is essential, with experience managing multi-country programmes an asset

Skilled in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

Effective communication

Ability to prioritize tasks

Proactive approach and hands on ability

Willingness and ability to travel frequently is a must

What we offer:


Remuneration: 50828 - 53503€/annum gross


(Johanniter AVR DWBO Annex Johanniter internal tariff and relevant previous experience).


Benefits: Social security (lump sum 375€/month for expats not under German social security); rental contribution 300 €/month; international insurance package; 29 days annual leave; yearly home flight (for contracts > 1 year); Cost of Living Allowance (1050/month)


How to apply


If this is what you are looking for, please submit your application via (cover letter, CV, reference contacts of 3 former supervisors, job certificates if available), stating your earliest start date and Please indicate “Regional Health & Nutrition Advisor” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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