Nutrition Coordinator -SUN 2 Project

18001-14N17146
Lusaka
31-Jan-21
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

JOB OPPORTUNITY

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based Organization dealing with Relief aid, Development, and Advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

Position: Project Coordinator – Scaling Up Nutrition 2 (SUN 2) Project

Reporting to: Project Manager

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Purpose of the Position: To coordinate Scaling Up Nutrition 2 (SUN 2) at the district level and provide technical and strategic guidance to the planned nutrition program (SUN 2) activities in the health facility and community. The job holder will provide support and guidance to the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC), the District Nutrition Coordinating Committees (DNCC), the Ward Coordinating Committees (WCC), the line Ministry Departments, and other stakeholders at the district level on the project planning and implementation. He/She will work in close collaboration with the Project Manager, Health/Nutrition/WASH/ SEED specialists

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Oversight and Support

  • Support the Project Manager to develop quality field implementation plans in collaboration with DNCC and WNCC members

  • Jointly develop and implement a capacity building plan for volunteers in the Care Group Model,

  • Coordinate with authorities and other nutrition agencies for implementation of nutrition program activities

  • Coordinate with Project Manager, Technical Program Manager -Health on-field implementation plans: annual/quarterly/monthly action plans including financial budget.

  • Jointly develop and implement capacity building plan for DNCC and WNCC members in collaboration with NFNC, UNICEF and line ministries

  • Engage in nutrition meetings and other relevant technical working groups.

Coordination and Networking

  • Coordinate with authorities and other nutrition agencies for implementation of nutrition program activities

  • Coordinate with other stakeholders through District Nutrition Sector working group

Capacity building and Partnership

  • Facilitate training of health workers on in-patient care and management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases in collaboration with MoH in the lead

  • Facilitate the Orientation of health workers on out-patient care and management of SAM cases in collaboration with MoH

  • Facilitate training for partner staff and volunteers staff on Care group model and homestead food production in collaboration with NFNC, MoH, MoA, and UNICEF

  • Ensure the quality implementation of the Scaling Up Nutrition project in close collaboration with the district NFNC officer in the assigned district

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • Participate and review data collection tools with the Project Manager to generate lessons learnt for programme improvement.

  • Work closely with the M&E officer to ensure clear understanding, tracking, and capturing project indicators and quality reporting.

  • Utilize and adapt to learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform programming.

  • Consolidate and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for timely submission.

  • Support the project implementation according to the work plans and prepare reports.

Other.

  • Attend and participate in devotions

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in Nutrition, Health or Public Health is required

  • 2-5 years of relevant working experience in nutrition, health, WASH and/or Food security programs

  • Sound knowledge on Zambia child health and nutrition situation especially excellent technical knowledge on nutrition programming.

  • Strong change management, results-oriented, and decision-making skills

  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with other stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short-term deadlines.

  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals and problem-solving.

  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications.

  • Ability to work under tight timelines, including following deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing essential

  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison, and donor engagement skills

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and functional teams.

  • Computer literate in Word, PowerPoint

  • Computer skills inclusive of Excel and statistical packages such as SPSS, EPI-Info, etc

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time.

NOTE:

World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Applications will close by 31st January 2021. Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted!