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Grants Coordinator - Nutrition

Job Description

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to lead the B4MCN project nutrition interventions, to manage and supervise the operations by coordinating the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned province. In order to successfully do so, the Grant Coordinator - Nutrition must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

End Results Expected

  1. Coordinate and supervise the implementation of project as per the approved budgets, scope & timeline at province level

  • Monthly DIP developed & shared with all provincial project staff

  • At least 95 % of planned budget is timely spent

  1. Ensure that all recruited staff are trained and oriented on project approaches and activities, reporting tools & documentation

Provide on- job mentoring and coaching for project staff for a timely implementation of project activities at provincial level

  • 100 % of activities are timely implemented

  • Approaches used (such as FARN, MSG, GMP)and supplementary feeding programs under the project are correctly implemented with high quality standards

  1. Provide adequate coordination of planned studies (baseline and project evaluation surveys) and supervise the M&E staff in close collaboration with other external partners at provincial level

  • Quality study reports timely produced

  • Project monitoring tools are understood and used by project staff and partners

  1. Working closely with the Grant Manager, monitor the use of business process implementation of maternal and child nutrition enhancement project to ensure that the program is aligned with WV, donor and other relevant standards

  • 100 % of planned outputs per month are achieved according to donor requirements

  • Provincial project technicians use developed business implementation path to plan and coordinate project activities planned in the province

  1. When delegated by the Grant Manager, participate in the institutional learning initiatives for the establishment of efficient information systems

  • Project evaluation and lessons learnt events are conducted and final project reports shared with partners

  • Project best practices are documented and disseminated

  1. Guided by the Grant Manager, establish strategic networks/partnerships at local and provincial levels in nutrition, with public and private institutions, research institutions, civil society organizations, CBOs and other key stakeholders, to promote synergy and complementarity in the project implementation

  • MoUs are signed with relevant government technical provincial departments (BPS, BDS, and DPAE), local administration,

  • Project stakeholders and partners are identified and actively participate in the implementation of project activities

  1. Organize and facilitate regular project coordination meetings at province level and participate in the national coordination and project learning forums

  • Regular coordination meetings are held with the participation of key project stakeholders

  • National project coordination and learning forums are held (or attended)

  1. Support to produce regular project reports at provincial and national evel

  • 100% of regular management reports timely submitted according to WVB quality standards and ANCP requirements

  1. With Grant Manager, represent WVB in provincial and national meetings, workshops and nutrition forums

  • Project coordinator to participate in key meetings, workshops and forums; minutes to be produced and shared

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Bachelor in Nutrition or Public Health with a relevant field experience in coordination of public health and nutrition projects: Masters in Nutrition or Public Health is an added value.

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations in health and nutrition project coordination

List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  1. Advanced project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle

  2. Good understanding of best practices in nutrition and community development

  3. Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.

  4. Excellent supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff

  5. Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.

  6. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook).

  7. Fluency in French and English.

  8. Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.

  9. Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  • Oral and written communication skills in English, Kirundi and French - Essential

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

List academic, technical skills or other knowledge preferred for this position.

  1. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

  2. Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.

  3. Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  4. High level of integrity and ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  5. Ability to work under stressful conditions

  6. Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions.

Work Environment:

Include travel & work environment details.

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Domestic Travel: Regular internal travel to project areas is required

  • On call: As required

  • Position will work directly with project staff and implementing partners

  • Huge work load may requires work beyond regular office time

  • Child friendly working environment exits in the project team

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is March 22, 2018 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.