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Health and Nutrition Advisor ( Re-advertised)

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

Under the supervision of the Business Development and Quality Assurance Director, the Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will contribute towards the attainment of WVT fundraising goal and objectives through coordinating Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS grant fundraising efforts. Additionally, the Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will coordinate engage and network with internal and external stakeholders to position WVT grant acquisition. Incumbent will consulate the Senior Grants Compliance Officer, to ensure grants under their respective portfolio are complaint to donors and the Government of Tanzania policies and requirements.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Grants acquisition/fundraising

  • Implement WVT’s GAM Fundraising Strategy.

  • Develop, implement and update regularly grant acquisition plan for Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.

  • Undertake regular donor scoping, landscape assessment and forecasts for Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, including RFA/tender analysis.

  • Ensure adherence to WVT’s GAM and Partnership’s practices and policies in pursuing grants.

  • Liaise with WVT’s departments, WV (EARO/SOs/GC) and potential partners (prime/subs) in the preparation of Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS bids.

  • Coordinate development of concept notes/proposals for identified funding opportunities (solicited and unsolicited) for Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.

  • Provide Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS technical advice on key bid elements including proposal design, potential partnerships etc.

Stakeholder engagement - focused and intentional/donors/GoT preferred partner

  • Implement WVT’s GAM Engagement Strategy.

  • Develop key engagement material (e.g. sector capacity statements, meeting talking points, stakeholder strategy analysis etc.) for Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.

  • Liaise regularly and build relationships with key internal Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS (EARO, Global Centre and Support Offices) and external Health and HIV/AIDS (bi-, multi-lateral donors and government entities) stakeholders.

  • Update and maintain a database/register of key stakeholders and their representatives, and key documents (strategies, policies, reports etc.) for Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.

  • Gather intelligence and influence stakeholders approaches to inform WVT’s fundraising strategy on Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.

  • Coordinate engagement efforts with key WVT departments such as Communications, Advocacy and ISP and IPD.

Organize institutional arrangements with Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS key stakeholders (e.g. pre/teaming agreements, MoUs and support letters etc) to support WVT’s fundraising efforts.

Networking - involves informal/formal and less focused. More profiling/awareness raising/marketing/brand presence/understanding the terrain and explore possible partnerships/preferred partner

  • Identify Health and HIV/AIDS key stakeholders and draw a networking plan with clear outcomes.

  • Actively gather intelligence of Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS key stakeholders i.e. location, interventions, portfolio, strategies etc.

  • Build relationships with Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS key stakeholders (e.g. INGOs, LNGOs, civil society, government ministries and national bodies/platforms).

Attend/Organize/Represent WVT at key national and strategic events to profile/market the organization’s Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS approaches and achievements.

Donor compliance (10%)

  • Ensure all grant-making processes are completed upon awarding of Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS grants.

  • Coordinate grant start-up workshop and process for new Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS projects/programs with relevant stakeholders.

  • Together with the Senior Grant Compliance Officer and SO representative advice the CoP/Project manager on key donor compliance standards/measures, including reporting, programmatic standards and M&E tools.

Oversee grant close-out for Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS projects/programs.

Capacity development (10%)

  • Develop and execute WVT’s capacity building plan for non-PDD staff on fundraising around Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.

Articulate WVT’s and the Partnerships’ Health and HIV/AIDS strategy to non-PDD staff.

Internal WV processes (5%)- for performance management

  • Ensure compliance to Partnership and WVT standard’s (LDRs, Performance Agreements, Performance Reviews, Online Security Training, OurVoice Survey etc)

Complete grant associated training such as ProposalPro and Gateway-to-Grants (G2G).

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:

  • Master’s Degree in Medicine or other Health Sciences with 10 years practical experience in Public health including Nutrition and HIV/AIDS with a reputable organization

Experience:At least 5 years’ experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programs


Other technical skills and abilities:

  • Training, facilitation and coordination skills.

  • Proposal/concept papers development for fund raising .

  • Research, monitoring and evaluation skills.

  • Needs assessment and report writing skills.

  • Experience in developing successful, community-based Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programs.

  • Ability to build partnerships/networks with other stake holders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • A strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning, team building.

  • Keen sense of justice and gender equity

  • Working knowledge of child sponsorship as a programming and support mechanism.

  • Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: ___ Domestic/international travel is required.