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Nutrition Coordinator

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years





Reports to:

Project Manager

Provides supervision to:


Effective Date:

Oct 1st , 2016

Grade Level:

Financial Authority / budget:

Purpose of position:

To provide overall leadership and management for Nutrition interventions Directly Support the in coordination, planning, monitoring, data collection/management and reporting of nutrition activities within the area of operations. The Nutrition Coordinator will oversee quality implementation of CMAM and IYCF activities and provide technical leadership for nutrition outcomes in the project.

Major Responsibilities:

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Weight (%)


Project Management

  • Direct oversight and day to day management of the project, ensuring achievement of project outcomes and outputs as related to improved nutrition and health service delivery.

  • Support the monitoring implementation of nutrition programs as per IMSAM protocols through field visits to Out-patient Therapeutic Care (OTP), Stabilization Centre (SC), Supplementary Feeding Programs(SFP) and Community mobilizations

  • Assist in ensuring administration of medical and nutritional treatment: proper dosages and administration, hygiene, storage and shelf-life.

  • Assist in ensuring the proper implementation of anthropometric measurements (height, weight, MUAC and oedema) and. Demonstrate proper techniques when errors are observed.

  • Build the capacity of CHD , local staffs and Community on IYCF interventions.

  • Assist in ensuring timely, proper and quality nutrition supplies, drugs and equipment in nutrition

  • Procurement of project material and supplies according to work plans and budget, including development and implementation of procurement and distribution plans.

  • Coordination with nutrition technical specialist, Finance, Programs, Supply Chain Management/ Procurement, Quality Assurance (M&E), People & Culture (P&C) and Administration teams to ensure timely, high quality project implementation and management.

  • Coordinate with and provide technical supervision / capacity building to project and CHD staff as necessary.

  • Develop and manage monthly spending plan, ensure timely expenditure and management of burn rate; Develop budget revision requests if necessary.


Technical Support and Reporting:

  • Oversight of integrated nutrition objectives - Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Integrated Young Child Feeding (IYCF) nutrition, in coordination with Nutrition Technical Advisor.

  • Oversight of CMAM Database and HMIS / health facility reporting.

  • Prepare and share monthly management report on project progress.

  • Prepare and share donor quarterly / final narrative and financial reports, including progress against project performance indicators.

  • Other reporting and communication materials as necessary, including Health and Nutrition Cluster reporting requirements (ex: 3W’s).

  • Develop M&E plan for progress tracking, and data collection plan for monitoring and evaluating key project indicators.

40 %


100 %

PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1=developing 2 =proficient 3=advanced)

Core Capability

Proficiency level

(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies

(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – A Manager’s Guide)



Achieving Capabilities

Achieving quality results and service



Practicing accountability and integrity


Communicating information effectively


Thinking Capabilities

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly



Understanding the Humanitarian industry


Understanding WV’s mission & operations


Practicing innovation & change


Self-managing Capabilities

Demonstrating Christ-centred life and work



Learning for growth and development


Maintaining work/life balance


Relational Capabilities

Building collaborative relationships



Practicing gender & cultural diversity


Influencing individuals & groups


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • BSc degree in Nutrition, or Diploma in Public Health, Nursing

  • Minimum 5 year experience in public health sector and Experience in managing Nutrition program considered a strong asset.

  • Proven team management and coordination skills.

  • Strongly prefer fluency in English (written, oral).


  • Master in Health science, in Public/Community Health or related field strongly preferred.

  • Technical skills, including familiarity with WV project models in health and nutrition and experience in building staff capacity in and monitoring the implementation of those models.

  • Enthusiastic and proactive individuals passionate about reducing malnutrition. Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Capacity and interest to travel to the field and projects sites on a regular basis.

  • Clear understanding of health and nutrition programming and its relation to child well-being.

  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write and edit technical components of project reports and related communication materials.

  • Ability to advise and mentor a diverse team of field practitioners and partners.

  • Significant international and/or cross cultural experiences.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft products or equivalent.

  • Proven experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, technical quality assurance and report writing.

  • Proven experience in community development work with a thorough understanding of sustainable development and community-level health and nutrition interventions.

  • Some experience with bilateral donors, grant acquisition and implementation, and proposal writing is highly desirable.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Fields-Based Staff ;


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