People in Need (PIN)
Posted Job
5 months ago

Nutrition Supervisors x6

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation with the headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, providing humanitarian assistance and development aid all over the world. For more information, please see

Our mission is to support and improve the livelihood of vulnerable people. We strive for open, informed, engaged and responsible society that would be able to address problems at home as well as in the world. We want to actively participate in shaping a society where cultural, ethnic, racial and other differences are a source of enrichment rather than conflict.

PIN’s office in Zambia is currently located in Mongu, Western province. PIN’s programme focusses on rural development using a multi-sectoral approach (agriculture, nutrition, food security, WASH, saving groups, maternal and child health, energy) and on good governance

1.2. Job Summary

The nutrition Supervisor will be responsible for conducting trainings of Community Monitors on CMAM and IYCF, conducting weekly monitoring visits to each target health facility and identifying any issues arising during the delivery of SAM treatment services. They will work with MoH and Community Monitors to ensure accurate data collection and reporting takes place. Nutrition Supervisor will directly report to Emergency Nutrition Project Manager and will supervise Community Monitors in his/her target district.

1.3.Key Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Conducting training of Community Monitors on CMAM, IYCF and social issues affecting access to these services (including understanding barriers for women, girls and other vulnerable groups to access treatment services, adherence to treatment protocols, etc.)
  • Conducting weekly monitoring visits to each target health facility (monitoring the delivery of SAM treatment supplies, stock management monitoring, monitoring of SAM treatment delivery)
  • Identifying any issues arising from the delivery of SAM treatment services and suggesting concrete solutions to address them
  • Working with health facilities and the MoH and UNICEF to ensure accurate data collection and regular and accurate reporting of key programme indicators
  • Conducting quarterly health centre staff onsite mentor-ship and supervision
  • Tracking monitoring data from community – health centre – District Health Office – Provincial Health Office (including critique and adequate response)
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned.

Project Implementation:

  • Leads the process of hiring Community Monitors
  • Oversees the process of community volunteer mobilisation and training
  • Mobilisation of the communities to engage in CMAM programme
  • Organising community sensitisation strategies, conducting periodic mass MUAC screening in target areas in collaboration with Community Monitors
  • Conducts stock management monitoring in target health facilities
  • Support PM and MoH in ensuring that health facilities and staff are equipped to roll out CMAM services
  • Work with the Project Manager in rolling out Community Feedback Response Mechanisms (CFRM) through working with Community Monitors

Stock Management Monitoring:

  • Monitor if all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to deliver uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing line manager on regular basis.
  • Follow up with Emergency Nutrition Project Manager to provide analysis of RUTF and drug consumptions per site/health centre in relation to protocols in force
  • Provide regular monthly/weekly inventory; provide a monthly/weekly requisition and consumption report along with case load per site and share with the PM
  • Ensure rational use of all medical equipment and stationaries

Capacity Building:

  • Conducts training of Community Monitors and their capacity building on CMAM and IYCF practices
  • Train and support Community Monitors in the roll out and use of CFRM
  • Conducts quarterly health centre staff onsite mentor-ship and supervision
  • Together with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF leads the development of the methodology for CMAM and IYCF training modules for Community Monitors as well as community volunteers and health workers
  • Prepares training contents and learning materials
  • Prepares training curricula including selection of interactive training methods
  • Support and supervise community monitors in the selection, coordination and training of community members to deliver the family MUAC approach

Project Management:

  • Coordinates and liaises with community leaders, MoH on ward and district level, community volunteers or any other relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for community work (screening, mobilisation, community dialogue to gather feedback from community members and ensuring achievement of project results and indicators on the district level
  • Identifies and addresses any issues arising during SAM and MAM treatment delivery (including referrals, admissions, treatment and follow-ups)
  • Ensure the cohesive delivery of OTP programme
  • Oversees the work of Community Monitors and, if needed, attends monthly reporting community volunteers meetings

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Tracks monitoring data from community – health centre – District Health Office – Provincial Health Office and ensures regular reporting of project indicators in his/her target district takes place
  • Conducts weekly monitoring visits to each target health facility to monitor the environment of SAM treatment delivery
  • Oversees monthly community dialogue to gather feedback from community members

Project Administration:

  • Stores official project documentation in orderly manner (both soft and hard copies)
  • Ensures that project documentation is properly generated, approved & archived in the internal databases – ELO, Sharepoint etc., according to PIN and donor guidelines

1.4. Position Requirements


  • Bachelor degree in medicine, nursing, midwifery, public health, nutrition, development or other relevant qualification

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in primary health care program
  • 1 year experience in CMAM program implementation
  • Excellent report-writing skills is required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate in Silozi or other local language
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use MS Office
  • Experience in delivering engaging and interactive trainings to a varied audience
  • Team management experience with similar programs
  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities
  • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organisation policies
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficulties
  • Commitment to and understanding of PIN’s aims, values and principles
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
  • Experience in nutrition and anthropocentric surveys
  • Experience in using mobile data collection tools (such as Kobo toolbox)

Application Process:

  • Please submit your application including a detailed CV, copies of academic credentials/certificates, salary expectation and other data by clicking the apply button and filling in the form
  • All completed application must clearly mention on top the position applied for and must reach to above address of People in Need office before , June 20, 2020 17:00 Hours (CAT)
  • Due to limited resources, HR will only contact the shortlisted candidates.
  • If selected for interviews, these candidates will be expected to complete a short written assessment test before the formal interview
  • Any offer made will be conditional on receipt of 3 or more favourable written reference(s) (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). In case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms, People in Need reserves the right to call the referees.
  • Start date: July, 2020.

Method of Application

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Application deadline
20 Jun 10:10
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