14 Jun 2019

Full-Time Program Officer Child Health and Nutrition

Nutrition International – Posted by TAYOA 2Anywhere

Job Description


Program Officer Child Health and Nutrition


Based: Dar Es Salam, with 15% travelling in Tanzania

Salary Range:TZS 51,969,880 pa


Contract Type: National 3 years

Who we are:

Nutrition International (NI) formerly Micronutrient Initiative, is a global organization dedicated to the delivery of proven nutrition interventions with a focus on pregnant women, newborns, infants, children under 5 years and adolescents. The vision of NI is a world where everyone, everywhere is free from malnutrition and able to reach their full potential. NI’s mission is to be a global leader in finding and scaling solutions to malnutrition through; Coverage: delivering low cost high impact nutrition interventions, especially for women, adolescent girls and children in Africa and Asia; Leverage: Integrating nutrition across sectors to maximize impact and ensure there are no missed opportunities; and Influence: Utilizing research, technical assistance, advocacy, and partnerships with national and global nutrition actors to improve policies, programs, and resources for nutrition. Currently,Nutrition Internationalis seeking applications for Program Officer Child Health and Nutritionto be based in Dar Salaam, Tanzania.


The role:

In line with NI’s strategic objectives in Tanzania, and in partnership with key stakeholders, work under the guidance of the SPO to provide technical and management support to the government Health management teams and providers at national, regional and council levels and other stakeholders to improve the efficiency of the implementation of the vitamin A supplementation (VAS) intervention in order to ensure high coverage e.g. at least >80% of 2 yearly doses VAS among children 6-59 months on a sustainable manner


What we are looking for:

The applicant should at least have a Master’s degree from a recognized university in one or more of the following areas: child health, nutrition, nursing, health sciences and public health. He or she should have trained in epidemiology, community health and research methodologies desirable and at least have 3 years work experience in child health,public health, nutrition and/or related field in Tanzania or elsewhere. The entrant should also have Experience in program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation and Experience with micronutrient programs desirable. He or she is also expected to have excellent interpersonal skills,Very good presentational skills,Good report writing skills and Excellent team working skills. It is also required that he or she have IT competency. Lastly, the candidate should be discrete and a person of integrity.


To apply for this position and for a complete job description, log inhttps://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=133qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and CV by …June 17th 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-Time.

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