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Assistant Project Coordinator- Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (Central, Luapula & Eastern Provinces) 11 positions

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 programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following position:

Position Description

This position exists to design and implement all emergency and recovery nutrition related activities at district level using participatory and community based approaches. S/he is responsible for Developing effective quality improvement standards and approaches for improved quality of clinical nutrition care services in collaboration with partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the district level Nutrition Technical Working Group
  • Providing technical support for Ministry Of Health staffs in the development and dissemination of messages promoting nutrition and Infant Young Children Feeding programme related practices and behaviours targeted
  • Developing effective quality improvement standards and approaches for improved quality of clinical
  • Ensure Nutrition activities are carried out in the Nutrition Program according to Plan’s & national protocols
  • To collaborate and communicate with other Plan program officers (WASH, livelihoods, logistics, etc) to ensure harmonisation of activities according to Plan’s mission strategy
  • To collaborate with local authorities and community for the acceptance of programs and activities particularly at district level required coordination and supports
  • To collaborate with the health NGOs running local health clinics to set-up and strengthen referral and treatment links of beneficiaries to health facilities
  • To establish and oversee links with other facilities and programs in the area (for example, GFD, school feeding, food for recovery/work programs) where appropriate.

Qualifications

  • BSC in Health, Nursing, Nutrition and other relevant fields of study
  • Minimum over 4 year’s relevant experience and with this at least 2 years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organisation
  • Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of emergency nutrition intervention using IMAM approach, Infant Young Children Feeding program and health.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.
  • An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; both in English & local language

Method of Application

Please send an email:

Please note that 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.

All Applications should be addressed to:

The Country Human Resource Manager,

Plan International Zambia,

Private Bag 518X,

Plot 87A Kabulonga road,

Kabulonga.

Lusaka.

We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

Application deadline
14 Apr 15:00
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org
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