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


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


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


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


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