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Field Nutrition Officers (x15) at The Hunger Project Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
  • Salary: 00

The Hunger Project Malawi

The Hunger Project Malawi a branch of the Global Hunger Project currently working in Blantyre, Chikwawa, Nsanje, Dedza, Mwanza, Neno, Ntcheu, Salima and Zomba districts has received funding from KfW through UNICEF on behalf of the Government of Malawi to facilitate implementation
of interventions under the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Program including Early Childhood Development Phase II in Phalombe and Nsanje Districts. The project will be implemented for a period of 8 months in collaboration with relevant Government sectors.

The Hunger Project Malawi would like to recruit key staff with relevant skills and experienced to work on the project and ensure its successful implementation. The key positions to be recruited are as follows:

FIELD NUTRITION OFFICERS (Fifteen Positions)

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with ANCCs and VNCCs in planning, coordination and provision of technical assistance to Care Groups as they carry out health and nutrition interventions.
  • Coordinate effective training facilitation and orientation during ANCCs, VNCCs, CLANs, ACLANs, and Care Groups sessions.
  • Regularly, with ANCCs, coordinate and supervise the works of care group promoters and cluster leaders.
  • Ensure quality through regular monitoring of activities, checking that appropriate standards and procedures are observed in health and nutrition education interventions.
  • Liaise with ANCCs, VNCCs and CLANs during community health and nutrition campaigns e.g. Immunization, Growth Monitoring, De-worming and Vitamin A capsule distribution campaigns, malaria prevention, etc.
  • Work with ANCCs, VNCCs, CLANs in developing bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and specified activity plans for care groups.
  • Liaise with ANCCs, VNCCs and care group promoters in compiling and analyzing progress reports from Care groups and timely submission to District Nutrition Officer on monthly basis.
  • Liaise with ANCCs and VNCCS to ensure that Care Groups have the necessary job aids required for the work they are doing.
  • Participate in community review meetings, M&E initiatives, CG meetings as required.
  • In liaison with care group promoters and VNCCs, facilitate supportive substitution to Care group sessions during emergency cases when VNCCs are not at a position to attend to Care Group activities.
  • Monitoring project activities to ensure adherence to project M&E plans and commission standards and guidelines.
  • Coordinate and participate in community planning and implementation of project related surveys.
  • Promote participatory monitoring, evaluation, reporting and action planning at all SUN implementation levels.
  • Assist in data analysis and interpretation and inform management of progress and M&E reports in collaboration with M&E office for donor and district use.
  • Facilitate and ensure active functioning of community SUN structures.
  • Communicate (timely) with the Nutrition Officer for assistance in circumstances that are beyond ANCC, VNCC, CLAN capacity.
  • Serve as the project and The Hunger Project Malawi focal point during community based forums.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, with two years of working experience in community based nutrition related interventions, behavior change and communication methods.
  • Must be able to ride a motor cycle with valid motor cycle license

Method Of Application

Interested applicants should send their resumes, with names and contacts of two traceable referees and a motivation covering letter with salary expectation to the following email address: [email protected] not later than 5:00pm on 31st May 2024 Please specify in the email address line, the position and district that you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Hunger Project Malawi is an equal opportunities employer. Thp-mw does not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct and is committed to the protection of children from abuse, therefore, successful candidates will be subjected to rigorous background checks and control.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment.hub@thp.org