Child Health and Nutrition Specialist

World Vision, Tanzania

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th January, 2021


Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To Provide technical leadership and coordination of Health and Nutrition interventions in Eastern cluster to ensure realization of our strategy and promise

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical leadership

  • Ensure work plan for all AP within the cluster are reflected in national strategy for health and nutrition
  • Develop systems and processes to support area programs to have common health and nutrition approaches
  • Prepare work plans for Health and Nutrition interventions for every AP within the Cluster
  • Ensure projects within the cluster and work plan from area program are aligned with WVT and regional strategy, and H&N TA
  • Work closely with health and nutrition team leader to Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health and nutrition program implementation
  • Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to area program and project in implementation of health and nutrition intervention/activity
  • Conduct field visits to ensure area programs and project/s staffs are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary health and nutrition work tools
  • All work plan and implementation are aligned with H&N strategy

Capacity Development

  • Work with cluster manager to conduct Assessment of H&N staff capacities/ competencies
  • Communicate capacity building needs and develop H&N staff capacity building plans with health and nutrition team leader
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on health and nutrition technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, technical backstopping.
  • Assist in capacity building of local government, CBOs,CPGs, Church/FBOs, CCCs and other community groups
  • Cluster has a capacity building plan and have technically skilled staff who are equipped to perform their jobs

Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management

  • Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories.
  • Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learnings and best practice
  • There is documentation of proven practice and learnings which can be scaled up in programs
  • Implementation of evidence based learnings translates into improved programming impact on health and nutrition initiatives

Quality Assurance

  • Review technically all monthly and quarterly reports from APs before submission to NO for consolidation
  • High quality monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health intervention/activities to ensure quality implementation
  • Provide supportive supervision to field staff for health and nutrition activities implementation
  • Work closely with cluster DME in designing, redesigning and elaborating log frames for H&N programming
  • Ensure standardization of H&N indicators and project models across areas program and project within the cluster
  • Links with national HMIS (health management information systems)
  • APs and Grants implementation meet technical H&N requirements.
  • H&N program implementation meets standards

Networking, Partnering, and External Representation

  • Ensure WVT is prominent actor at regional/ District health management teams
  • Represent WVT at external workshops, technical forums, etc, engaging with region and district and other health and nutrition partners
  • Strengthen partnership with health and nutrition partners within the cluster

Disaster Preparedness/HEA

  • Maintain situational awareness of actual and potential hazards before, during and after a disaster or public health emergency
  • Understand the early warning and response mechanisms at regional/national level and local government engagement
  • Collaborate cross-sectorally in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
  • Provide technical input into emergency response work, if necessary
  • Guide community hazard vulnerability analysis in area of health and nutrition
  • Solve problems under emergency conditions
  • Cluster is adequately prepared for potential public health emergencies

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Degree in Human Nutrition, Social sciences, Medical Doctor and Other Heath related sciences. Master’s in Public Health is added advantage with at least
  • 5 years practical experience in health and nutrition programming with a reputable organization
  • A deep knowledge of the health and nutrition issues that affect the country, with significant H&N experience in the country
  • Knowledge and skills in health data management/monitoring & evaluation

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability

Source:https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/tanzania/finance/maternal-new-born-child-health-and-nutrition-specialist/16096


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