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Nutrition Officer- Emergency Response Programme – Food Crisis X1 – Temporal Position- 3 Months

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programs focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia seeks to recruit suitable, self-starters and experienced candidates for the following positions to be based in Kabwe, Central Province:

Nutrition Officer- Emergency Response Programme – Food Crisis X1 – Temporal Position- 3 Months

Position discription:

The key role of Nutrition Officer is to support the TSFP implementation on moderately malnourished children under five treated and cured/discharged and moderately malnourished pregnant and lactating women treated and cured/discharged. And conduct monitoring of nutrition project activities at Chisamba or Chibombo level including supervision of Community Growth Monitors as per the agreed project documents and work plan..

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and maintain relevant data and support Nutrition Coordinator to produce monthly, quarterly and final reports according to internal, external & donor schedules
  • Daily implementation of work plan and supervision of assistants with technical backstopping and overall management of Nutrition Coordinator.
  • Monitor nutrition project activities in Chisamba or Chibombo including supervision of Community Growth Monitors as per the agreed project documents and work plan.
  • Assesse effectiveness of TSFP program by SPHERE standard like cured rate, defaulter rate, death rate and non- responder rate in conjunction with HWs and HEW.
  • Ensure that all required information from MAM under five children and MAM with PLWs recorded properly and documented
  • Ensure that all Plan International’s policies, (i.e) Safeguarding of Children and Young People and Code of Conduct are upheld.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Food and Nutrition or related field preferred.

2-3 years’ experience in nutrition program (TSFP) implementation – case definition and care, TSFP management, data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health volunteers, etc.

Good knowledge of written and spoken English and local dialect

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to the email below:

Or drop off applications at the Plan International Zambia – Kabwe office, opposite Immigration Offices addressed to the address below:

The Programme Area Manager,

Plan International Zambia,

Central Programme Area,

Marshal Avenue,

Plot No. 196

PO Box 81494

KABWE.

Applications should reach the undersigned:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
6 Mar 15:00
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org
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