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Nutrition Officer

Job Description

Nutrition Officer - Guruve District

Purpose of the Position:

To provide field leadership, support and facilitate planning, designing, and implementation of multi-sectoral health and nutrition projects, to complement activities in the ADP with emphasis on community organization, participation, education in liaison with key stakeholders in line with WVI policies and philosophy.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Facilitate program planning and implementation in the ADP/District

  • To explain the mission, goals objectives and policies of World Vision International to the community and stakeholders.

  • Facilitate the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable health and nutrition activities by communities.

  • Enhance the sustainability of program activities through ensuring community and stakeholder involvement and participation in the project cycle.

  • Facilitate the organization and coordination of meetings and workshops with community and other stakeholders.

  • Follow up on development of emergencies, report developments to the Team Leader and participate in emergency relief when it occurs in the district

  • Develop the capacity of local community leadership structures for sustainable development.

  • Facilitate training of VHWs using the Healthy Harvest Manual

  • Facilitate the screening of acute malnourished children for reference to local health centres for treatment

  • .Facilitate the capacity building of ward based Food and Nutrition Security Committees

    Facilitate and oversee the implementation of multisectoral projects in the ADP/district.

  • Ensure proper implementation of functional systems of multisectoral projects as per partnership and sphere standards.

  • Facilitate the building of capacities of communities in implementing, monitoring and evaluating of projects.

    Develop and disseminate IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials

  • Develop IEC material resources as per project design

  • Ensure the distribution of the material.

  • Ensure adherence to specific grant requirements regarding the IEC material

    Documentation

  • Compile reports as per the reporting calendar, and on demand

  • Maintain an up to date database for projects activities and their status.

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Health, Public Health or Nutrition

  • 3 years’ experience in community development work.

  • Financial management and budgeting for accountability of resources and an in-depth knowledge of project design, project management, project implementation and proposal writing.is essential

  • Understanding and knowledge of community development