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Health and Nutrition Officer Chipinge - ENSURE

Job Description

Health and Nutrition Officer

Job Title

Health and Nutrition Officer - ENSURE

Department

ENSURE - Health & Nutrition

Station

Chipinge

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to ensure quality implementation of the health and nutrition components of the ENSURE program at District level.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assess knowledge gaps amongst ENSURE district staff and stakeholders and organise and conduct trainings to enhance knowledge and skills of staff and partners including VHW on maternal, IYCF and WASH concepts related to the ENSURE project

  • Coordinate the blanket supplementary feeding program for pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) and children under 2 years in the district level

  • Lead in the establishment and trainings of care groups for the promotion of health and nutrition behaviours indicated in the design document.

  • Coordinate with local authorities and communities to gain full support in the implementation of health and nutrition activities.

  • Participate in the design and production of appropriate maternal, infant and young child feeding and WASH messages for promoting behaviour change.

  • Support and monitor the establishment of community water management committees at project sites and promote community participation in all health and nutrition activities, maximizing community contributions and sensitising all players of their roles and responsibilities in the program.

  • Attend district Nutrition meetings, ensure effective linkages with relevant stakeholders on technical aspects of the programme and represent ENSURE in all district coordination meetings and activities.

  • Compile program reports (training reports, monthly, quarterly and annual reports) as required and ensure timely submission.

  • Participate in the ENSURE Nutrition and WASH technical working group meetings and

activities.

  • Perform any other duties as delegated by the District Coordinator

Qualifications and Skills

  • BSc in Nutritional Sciences or equivalent.

  • At least 3 years experience in both health and nutrition programming.

  • Experience in managing USAID funded health and nutrition or nutrition projects an added advantage

  • Good computer skills – Microsoft word, power point and excel

  • Willingness to travel to remote project areas within the district