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Nutrition Manager Kibondo

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

Provide overall management and coordination of the Burundian Refugee Food Supplementary Project which aims at stabilizing and improving the nutritional status of Refugees in Nduta and Mtendeli Refugee Camps in Kigoma Region.

Strategic engagement:

  • Provide effective, innovative and strategic coordinating role in the Burundian Refugee Supplementary project implementation.

  • Support and implement the appropriate strategies for achieving maximal impact in the two camps and the districts of implementation.

  • Collaborate with WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, other humanitarian local and international NGOs and local government leaders to support and implement the Supplementary Food Project (SFP) that contribute to improved indicators for Maternal and Child Nutrition in the refugee camps.

  • Work closely with the WVT Kigoma emergency response Team Leader, Health and Nutrition Team Leader and Nutrition Assistant in screening for nutritional status, categorization and distribution of the food rations to relevant groups including children under five and pregnant and lactating women.

  • Effectively guide the project to abide to relevant standard guidelines including that of WFP-UNHCR SFP Guidelines and other key guiding tools including CMAM Database throughout the implementation period.

Project Managementand Team Performance

  • Ensure a high performance management culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Provide supervision and/or support to project staff working with the project and government health and nutrition staff working in the camps/project area

  • Provide guidance and supervision to the project staff to ensure that they have clear objectives and receive regular support and supervision.

  • Take a lead in strengthened capacity building of volunteers, health and nutrition workers on delivery of community based nutrition services including training and social behavior changing education.

  • Update detailed work plans of project staff with project implementation and ensure this is used by the whole project team to monitor project progress towards completion.

  • Provide technical guidance on community health systems strengthening for maximum behavior change and referrals to facilities in nutrition (for severely malnourished cases).

  • Technically oversee with the relevant project staff the M&E plan for the project.

  • Ensure quality of work by assisting project staff in the distribution of the food rations to the targeted refugees and making sure that they conform to the SFP guideline.


  • Ensure quality and timely communication (including Reporting) with the project team, WFP and other involved partners.

  • Complete programmatic and financial reports (monthly and quarterly reporting) as required, ensuring these are of a required quality and submitted on time for sharing with the project team and donor (WFP & Support Offices) and IMAM guidelines and standards.

Business Relationships and Networking

  • Ensures collaborative roles and partnerships with the government and other humanitarian organizations operating in the Burundian refugee camps.

  • Represent WVT and Participate in networking meetings/workshops/conferences with GoT and other stakeholders at the camps, district, regional and national levels.

  • Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, good practices and lessons learnt among partners including using the CMAM database for proper documentation.

Ensure that established protocols for communication and management arrangements are followed by the project team.

Financial and non Financial resource management

Manage the WVT material and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in the project.

Core values

Provide spiritual support to staff of the project and reinforce the Core Values to enable understanding of WV operations and culture.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification required:

  • Bsc degree in Nutrition, Food Science and any other relevant social science degree or their equivalent. A Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Food Science or Public Health is an added advantage

  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years working experience in Nutrition in Emergencies, Health, and/or Nutrition and/or HIV&AIDS projects at refugee camps or community level with Maternal and Child health and Nutrition.

  • Understanding and experience in refugee response interventions especially on Supplementary Feeding Programs targeting children under five, pregnant and lactating women and nutrition support to vulnerable such as PLWHA on ART.


Other skills

  • Basic understanding of nutrition interventions in emergency situation including screening/assessment of nutrition situation, approaches and interventions at National and Global level, IYCN-E, CMAM Database.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili

  • Significant experience of working with government officials including District Nutrition Officer (DNuOs), volunteers and communities.

  • Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.

  • Attend and participate in the leadership of daily devotions.

  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

  • Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc) and othere relevant programs like CMAM Database

  • Familiar with current SFP guideline used in nutrition emergencies.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Willing to work in rural areas and be based at Kibondo or Kakonko Districts of Kigoma.

  • On call: During working hours unless there is an emergency.