Specialist - MNCH Nutrition
Position: Maternal Newborn Child Health - Nutritionist Specialist
Location: National Office
Purpose of position
To provide nutrition technical expertise and support to World Vision Zambia in order to ensure high quality programming, that is consistent with World Vision partnership child well-being outcomes, WHO, UNICEF, and government policies and regulations.
Technical Programme Support
Support the development, selection and/or adoption of nutrition guidelines, tools, models and protocols to aid programme implementation.
Provide technical support to area programmes in maternal newborn and child health nutrition for effective implementation.
Support in the design and implementation review of nutrition technical program interventions.
Assess and support AP quality activity implementation to ensure that the programme is within scope, time and budget.
Ensure that the nutrition information, education and communication (IEC) materials are in place for effective implementation.
Ensure recommended technical program models are contextualized for effective implementation in the Area Programme.
Participate actively in the preparation of all nutrition focused funding proposals, including government, bilateral and multilateral grants, PNS projects and corporate donors for the health and nutrition programme.
Facilitate Training of Trainers (TOT) of partners, WVZ technical program staff, other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation.
Support staff orientation and participate in building capacity of technical staff through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency.
Provide input in performance appraisal of technical programme staff for increased accountability.
Networking, Collaboration and Liaison
Represent WVZL in technical nutrition related workshops and coordination meetings including Technical Working Group (TWG) and others as requested for alignment of National priorities.
Build and maintain relationship with internal and external partners/stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability.
Support the development of Advocacy/Policy Reform campaigns and priorities for nutrition based programming.
Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Support the Technical Program Manager in ensuring the quality implementation of nutrition project models, in particular Positive Deviance Hearth, Maternal & Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Growth Monitoring Promotion and Timed and Targeted Counseling,
Facilitate technical capacity building for staff on nutrition programming models to improve quality of interventions.
Develop and deliver appropriate nutrition trainings for World Vision staff and community members.
Support research/Studies on technical program related topics and produce technical briefs for sharing with key stakeholders.
Participate and review data collection tools in conducting research/studies to generate lessons learnt for programme improvement.
Utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform programming.
Consolidate and review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for timely submission.
Ensure all emerging industry technical standards are captured, documented and shared across Area Programmes.
Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a health related discipline such as Nutrition, Public Health and Nursing with minimum 5 years’ experience or related field with a strong health and nutrition technical background.
Master’s degree in the relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant field
Experience in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context
Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,
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, Excel, PowerPoint
Mature and Committed Christian, able to inspire others to World Vision Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement.
Perform other duties as required
Working Environment / Conditions
Work environment: Office-based 40% : field 60%
Travel: international as required.
Females are strongly encouraged to apply