Project Officer – Nutritionist (1)
Northen Province, Zambia, Full Time Salary: 00
Jesus Cares Ministries is a Faith Based NGO with a call to do development work and bring transformation in poor and vulnerable communities working through the Government Line Ministries, the local churches and the communities. In Partnership with KinderNotHilfe (KNH) of Germany. JCM is implementing a project entitled “Integrated Nutrition Security Intervention in Zambia” (SEWOH II)
Jesus Cares Ministries is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified, innovative and Christian individuals to take up the following position: –
PROJECT OFFICER – Nutritionist (1)
Purpose of the Position: To implement Nutrition programme activities in the target rural health facilities and community of Lunte District in Northern Province. The job holder will provide support and guidance to the District Nutrition Coordinating Committees (DNCC), the Ward Nutrition Coordinating Committees (WCC) and other Community Based Volunteers. He/She will support and work in close collaboration with the Project Manager in area of Health, Nutrition and WASH to improve the nutrition status of Pregnant and Lactating Women and Children Under 5 years old.
The key responsibilities of the Project Officer will include, but are not limited to:
Facilitate the development of capacity building plan and trainings for partner staff, community-based volunteers and mothers on ttC model, WASH, PD Hearth and Maternal Infant Young Child Nutrition in collaboration with National Food and Nutrition Commission and Ministry of Health.
Support the development of quality field implementation plans in collaboration with DNCC and WNCC members and collaborate with relevant line ministries in implementation of nutrition programmes.
Strengthen the nutrition community structures and referral systems from community to Rural Health Centres and vice versa.
Work with the M&E Manager to oversee implementation of field level M&E processes and ensure timely data collection, analysis and reporting at district level.
Write and submit progress reports for the project including documentation of best practices.
Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience
A diploma in Nutrition or Health is required.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in nutrition, health, and/or Food security programmes
Sound knowledge on Zambia child health and nutrition situation especially excellent technical knowledge on nutrition programming.
Strong change management, results-oriented, and decision-making skills
Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with other stakeholders.
Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short-term deadlines.
Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals and problem-solving.
Excellent skills in oral and written communications.
Ability to work under tight timelines, including following deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and functional teams.
Computer skills inclusive of Word a PowerPoint and Excel
The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 60% of the time.
How to Apply:
Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to: Human Resource Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 28th May 2021. Only short listed candidates will be notified.
Jesus Cares Ministries is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Jesus Cares Ministries reserves the right to re-advertise if suitable applicants are not found.