Area Health and Nutrition Coordinator – North Darfur – GOAL


Job Description

Job Title:Area Health and Nutrition Coordinator – North Darfur
Job Location:Khartoum, Sudan
Deadline:27th February 2022
Location:Based in El Fashir, North Darfur, Sudan, with frequent travel to field locations as well as to Khartoum
Duration:12 months

GOAL has been working in Sudan since 1985. Currently GOAL is a leading health and nutrition INGO in Sudan, working in North Darfur and North Darfur states, and supporting the federal Ministry of Health Nutrition Department with technical support. Overall, GOAL provides integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and FSL programming to meet urgent humanitarian needs of the population and build capacity of agencies to respond.

In North Darfur, GOAL has been working since 2004 in Kutum providing lifesaving health services, currently supporting 17 health facilities with integrated Health, Nutrition and WASH services. GOAL provides support to health facilities and Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) sites integrated in health facilities, supporting staffing, training, drugs and medical supply chain, equipment and running costs. Supported clinics provide comprehensive basic healthcare services, including consultations, early warning and outbreak support, EPI, RH, referrals, proper distribution and use of medical supplies. To support the clinics, GOAL also works in communities promoting community health behaviour change. In addition the programme aims to strengthen the health system in the state, working on Health Information System, Outbreak preparedness and early warning, medical supply chain management, and others. In addition, GOAL has worked to strengthen the local capacity to manage and oversee health services, and is now starting up a Health System Strengthening project to transition some facilities across North Darfur to SMoH direct management, while continuing to directly provide health services in rural areas.

General Description of the Role

The Area Health/Nutrition Coordinator takes overall responsibility for the implementation of the health and nutrition component of GOAL’s humanitarian programming in North Darfur, including some integrated WASH activities.  The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will technically supervise the Area health and Nutrition managers, as well as all health & nutrition staff (including project management and clinic staff) in all project sites in the state. In addition this position will closely coordinate with and support implementation of a Health System Strengthening development project in North Darfur. 

Key Duties:

Health and Nutrition Programmes

  • To maintain responsibility for the implementation, technical quality, budget management and integration of the North Darfur Primary Health Care programme including curative care (EPI, reproductive health, control of communicable disease) community health, and all components of Nutrition, including review of toolkits and guidance documents as required.
  • Develop and manage work plans to ensure that health & nutrition activities are well-planned, with adequate timing and appropriate support and follow up, and that work plans and budgets are implemented on time
  • To manage and support GOAL’s North Darfur Health & Nutrition team in Kutum, El Fashir including through regular monitoring visits to Kutum and to clinic locations (security permitting)
  • Oversee the proper management of medical supplies and drugs received by GOAL and transferred to clinics, including accurate documentation, ensuring rational use of medications, and conducting analysis of use, gaps, and needs
  • Manage and support health & nutrition national NGO partners to implement, continuously building capacity and conduct performance appraisals at the appropriate time.
  • Take the lead in ensuring GOAL is participating in the Health Cluster at the ND-State levels, including ensuring that 4Ws are filled accurately and in a timely manner and that GOAL is represented at an appropriate level in all meetings in Khartoum, El Fashir and Kutum.
  • Provide necessary information from North Darfur to GOAL staff based in Khartoum for use in the health & Nutrition sector meetings in Khartoum.
  • To monitor and evaluate all PHC, CH and nutrition activities with programme managers and adapt interventions as necessary in line with MoH guidelines and other health service providers.
  • To ensure all MoH, Donor, and where necessary GOAL guidelines are adhered to and adapted as necessary.
  • To ensure the timely collection, presentation, analysis and distribution of all data relating to the health department and submit weekly and monthly narrative reports and monthly HIS data spreadsheets.
  • Lead/Coordinate compiling and sharing of data and information on needs and gaps in healthcare provision and nutrition services, for program development; liaising directly with donors as necessary.
  • Support development of proposal narrative and budget documents for donor submission, working with ACDP and technical Coordinators
  • Prepare donor reports for the health sector in collaboration with the MEAL team as required for timely submission to donors
  • Maintain strong working relationships with all key stakeholders
  • To keep the Health Coordinator apprised of all health care activities and any difficulties that may arise, including external influences in the operating environment


  • To liaise with the State Ministry of Health, Locality Health Department, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors to ensure appropriate provision of service and use of resources and to promote information sharing and cooperation.
  • Coordinate with SMOH, LHD and Health actors in Kadugli and other localities in doing assessments to ascertain where and when the GOAL supporting a PHC programmes based on priority needs;
  • To maintain up-to-date information on all aspects of health and Nutrition in the North Darfur area and pass on newly acquired information/guidelines to respective clinic coordinators and supervisors.
  • To ensure that GOAL’s PHC, community health and nutrition activities are well coordinated with other stakeholders in North Darfur, including through Cluster System and consultations with individual agencies.


  • To be fully conversant with all relevant GOAL proposals and develop, in conjunction with the ACDP and Program Coordinators, short and long-term plans to ensure that all project activities are implemented in line with the programme proposals.
  • Discuss and agree any changes in programming or project arrangements (including guidelines, protocols, forms and procedures) with the Programmes Director prior to implementation.
  • To oversee and support the distribution of program supplies according to approved plans;
  • Assist the Khartoum team when requested to compile monthly, quarterly, and annual data for donor report and final project report for submission.
  • Ensure that any expenditure is within the programme budget and is planned in advance using PMP with the Financial Controller and Program Coordinators.
  • Adhere to all GOAL guidelines (including any medical guidelines and protocols, the field operations manual, security guidelines etc).
  • To assist with the organization and hosting of Donor field visits where relevant to the health programme.
  • To work at all times in a manner that promotes teamwork within GOAL and assists in the achievement of GOAL’s programme aims.
  • Ensure proper mainstreaming of gender, environment and child protection across GOAL programmes, administration and communities, in coordination with other programme managers.
  • All other duties as instructed by the Programmes Director or Country Director

Requirements (Person Specification)

  • Qualified and experienced Medical Professional with at least 4 years’ experience in similar position in INGO project management (MD Preferred)
  • Qualification in Public Health /Nutrition and/or relevant experience.
  • Proven management/coordination experience with international organisations/agencies.
  • Proven track record in developing the technical aspects of large scope health and nutrition proposal
  • Experience of community nutrition programming
  • Strong interpersonal and skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural context.
  • Experience in liaising with government officials, other NGOs, donors and UN agencies.
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of North Darfur State.
  • Proven training and capacity building skills.
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the programme.
  • Fluency written and spoken English Appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

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.

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