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Nutrition Officers x11

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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:

Nutrition Officers ( Central, Luapula & Eastern Provinces) 11 Positions

Position Description

The position exists to ensuring the provision of quality out-patient therapeutic and in-patient care of Severe Acute Malnutrition case management, and follow-up services to target beneficiaries through ensuring adherence to national and international Severe Acute Malnutrition case management protocols using the ongoing Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition implementation approach. Besides, the position holder will further strength the ongoing management of Management of Acute Malnutrition and ensure establishment of effective referral mechanism among the four components of IMAM.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with and ensure transfer of capacity to Health Workers (HWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) in each existing health facilities.
  • Ensure each and every admitted child either for receives adequate and quality medical and nutritional care through existing resources.
  • Train and support the Health Workers in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up according to national/international guidelines.
  • Support community-based volunteers (FDAs) for the implementation of the community component of the project (OTP/SC).
  • Participate in the organisation and delivery of nutritional trainings for health worker .
  • Organise quality registration, recording and documentation of patient-related data in the OTP and SC according to national protocol thereby ensuring accurate data collection and reporting

Qualifications:

  • Nursing diploma from a recognised health colleges
  • Minimum two year experience with INGO/NGO of Infant and young Child Feeding practices /treatment of malnourished children in nutrition program (OTP/SC) implementation – case definition and care, clinical management, OTP/SC management, data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English and local language
  • Highly committed to work with communities in remote and challenging environments

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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