Nutrition Advisor

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is recruiting a Nutrition Advisor, to be based in Chimoio, Manica Province.

  • Support in the preparation of the Manica multi-sectorial technical group (M-GTM) coordination and sharing of information
  • Support in the adaptation of the PAMRDC tool kit for Manica province, implement its use and support SETSAN to monitor results
  • Support the preparation of MANICA’s PAMRDC annual plans, namely partner’s contribution, and including private sector investments in the province that contribute with nutrition outcomes (PAMRDC)
  • Support in the adoption of the advocacy strategy to Manica province, namely, monitor and report on-going implementation of Civil Society advocacy and monitoring activities
  • Support sector annual planning of activities (as per their PAMRDC) in the government plan and budget (PES)
  • Support M-GTM in reporting to Manica’s Governor and Central level SETSAN, periodically
  • Support the participation and engagement of civil society with policy and decision makers at local levels and in the province capital (ANSA)
  • Support MGTM in adapting the M&E framework and respective tools to Manica’s plan, in conducting the M&E of the plan and reporting
  • Organize knowledge sharing seminars on lessons learned of nutrition-specific and nutrition sensitive interventions that can be relevant for Manica province. Including promoting the engagement of the media in province of Manica
  • Provide leadership to Local Government, including SETSAN, and support multi-sectorial coordination between MoH, MoA, MoE, international agencies, NGOs, partners, private sector partners and other stakeholders particularly working in nutrition, health, and agriculture in the target regions to further the aims of the multi-sectorial programme
  • Build relationships and networks with nutrition sector, communicate constructively and build SETSAN’s profile in nutrition in Mozambique
  • Ensure high quality and timely reports are developed for donors and key stakeholders
  • Provide better consistency on the nutrition framework of results, especially regarding the M&E system/framework that will be developed for PAMRDC
  • Contribute to improve the knowledge systems of SETSAN
  • Ensure that the communication of messages in Manica are consistent across all provincial government, partners and with the SUN movement as a whole
  • Assist SETSAN/REACH and other state bodies to track and analyse the % increase in government spending on nutrition, in line with PAMRDC – including the related investments from the private sector in comparison with the related costs incurred to government to tackle malnutrition in country – the expert must also participate on Beira Agriculture Growth Corridor (BAGC) provincial action on nutrition from the private sector
  • Improve coordination and influence partner agencies to ensure that nutrition interventions are result focussed (and not processes and activities)
  • Demonstrate a shift from investment from self-led priorities towards a need based approach instead
  • Increase the participation of research institutes and academic institutions in the generation of innovation
  • Masters in Nutrition, Food security, Public Health or equivalent qualification
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in planning and implementing integrated community based health & nutrition programs, including monitoring and evaluation in a development context
  • Experience in working with partner organizations, health ministries, private sector Agri-Business/nutrition companies, networking and donor relations
  • Excellent track record in capacity development and support to local institutions
  • Excellent inter-personal communication, networking, presentation, persuasion and writing skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Supportive and empowering personnel management style and ability to manage teams
  • Experience in nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming (e.g., nutrition, agriculture, food security, gender, WASH), multi-sector programme knowledge and experience and understanding of the cross-sectoral implications of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement
  • Excellent representational skills and able to undertake advocacy at a high level
  • Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team and see its importance for achieving health and nutrition impact and to tackle severe poverty
  • Experience in strategic development of country level health programming, including mainstreaming of cross cutting themes such as HIV and AIDS, gender, and equality
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and suitable tools, survey implementation and analysis, and evidence-based programming
  • Experience in budgeting and financial monitoring processes and project management tools
  • Very strong computer proficiency with MS Office standard packages
  • Strong team player with a can do attitude
  • Deep commitment to capacity building and empowering of partners
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and to motivate diverse stakeholders behind a single strategy
  • Commitment to the Scale Up Nutrition Principles
  • Experience of working in Mozambique
  • Familiarity with Mozambique’s PAMRDC and Nutrition, Health and Food Security Policies
  • Experience working with, food security/ agriculture, mother and child health related projects
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Experience with value chains for nutrition
  • Experience developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for health and nutrition programmes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References
2. Application
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  • Published 23.01.2014
  • Expires 02.02.2014
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