SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalised groups and stakeholder accountability.
With increasing attention on how multi-sectoral nutrition action is critical to achieve positive nutrition outcomes, SNV proposes to scale the Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) approach in Zambia to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the Department for International Development (DFID) realise nutrition targets. SN4A Phase 2 is currently being implemented in the three districts of Kasama, Chinsali and Isoka in the Northern and Muchingwa Provinces of Zambia. The first phase of the project was successful in increasing the dietary diversity of women of reproductive age (WRA) and infants (6-23 months). SN4A applies both a demand and supply side strategy, integrating the key pillars of demand creation through triggering, social and behaviour change communication (SBCC), improved supply of safe, affordable and nutritious diets year round and strengthened sub-national governance. SNV Zambia proposes to scale SN4A in three new districts in the Northern Province to improve the diets of women of reproductive age, including adolescents and infants (6-23 months) over a 2-year programme.
The Gender Officer is expected to work with existing networks of local and national service providers from public health, gender, agriculture, education and sanitation to which the project is already connected; to integrate gender particularly around intra-household dynamics in the project’s key pillars (triggering and demand maintenance, behaviour
change communication and nutrition sensitive agriculture). The Gender Officer is expected to develop BCC activities with special focus on intra-household gender relations in particular workload, joint decision making and access to resources. He/She will be expected to work closely with other project staff including nutrition and agriculture officers, under the guidance of the Programme Manager in implementation activities.
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