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Nutritionist, Zambia Country Program

PATH has been working in support of the Zambia Ministry of Health since 2004. The Zambia Country Program portfolio includes projects across priority health programs such as malaria, nutrition and immunization as well as policy and advocacy with funding from USAID and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With a staff compliment of over 100, the PATH Zambia office is fast growing and the second largest office in Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in maternal, infant, and young child nutrition to DNCCs
  • Responsible for overall nutrition performance and adherence to work plan activities by grantees.
  • Responsible for ensuring funded activities meet the expected nutrition standards
  • Develop and maintain close and effective relationships with collaborating projects (USAID SUNTA and USAID SUNTA LE), institutions, agencies, and other donors.
  • In partnership with other technical advisors, present and participate in key technical meetings and/or international conferences on nutrition; maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and/or maternal and newborn health.

Required Experience

  • 15 plus years and advanced degree required.
  • Demonstrated experience with project start-up and project scale-up.
  • Skilled in designing, monitoring, and evaluating nutrition programs.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, specifically ability to translate data for programmatic use.
  • Familiarity/experience with SBCC approaches in nutrition and the process of developing SBCC messages, materials, and tools.
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish excellent relationships with team members, host country counterparts, donors, and implementing agencies.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively representing an organization when working as part of a consortium on a project.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Experience with integration of nutrition into other sectors, such as water and sanitation, agriculture, and/or family planning is a plus.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of nutrition in primary health care (e.g., essential nutrition actions [ENA]) and community-based nutrition programs.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in rehabilitating severely malnourished children at the facility and community levels.
  • Experience developing annual work plans, budgets and overseeing implementation of nutrition activities and capacity building of local nutrition advisors/consultants.
  • Experience in leading/managing DFID and other donor related nutrition and health programs.
  • Fluency in written and oral English.
  • Knowledge of local language helpful.
  • Ability to travel frequently within Zambia required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

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