Nutrition Manager

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is recruiting a Nutrition Manager, to be based in Mozambique.


Manage a multi-sector nutrition sensitive project within a wider FIM program and support the linkage of Concern nutrition sensitive programming to the strategic development of nutrition in the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor.

Leadership and Capacity Building
  • Provide proactive leadership and management in developing and implementing the project, promote best practices, contribute to on-going learning and documentation and develop new programming opportunities
  • Manage the Behaviour Change component for Nutrition through the Social Capital Manager and SC teams
  • Ensure that nutrition specific and sensitive actions undertaken by Concern teams, MoA and MoH in the Concern operational districts (up to 3 in Manica Province and 2 in Zambezia) are effective and that the impact is captured through an effective M+E system
  • Undertake frequent field visits; work directly with MoA and MoH district staff, lead oversight of the M+E and practice in the field and mentoring of the Food Security and Social Capital mobilization teams
  • With the Food Income and Markets Program Manager (FIM PM) ensure that the FIM team effectively adopts nutrition sensitive approaches, including behaviour change, and has the skills, knowledge and tools to subsequently train community members and MoA staff adopt and use those practices
  • Recruit and train a Mozambican national counterpart to increasingly take the lead of day to day management of the Social Capital teams with the objective of the counterpart taking lead management of the project after three years
  • Provide technical assistance (advice, training, capacity building, documentation, etc.) for all Concern Mozambique staff and counterparts involved with the overall FIM+ Nut programme
  • Provide technical assistance (advice, training, capacity building, documentation, etc.) for all Concern Mozambique staff and programme counterparts
  • Provide leadership to Local Government, including SETSAN, and support multi-sectoral coordination between MoH, MoA, MoE and Social Protection by operationalizing and monitoring the national nutrition and nutrition sensitive agricultural policies
  • Build relationships and networks with nutrition sector, communicate constructively and build Concern’s profile in nutrition in Mozambique
Support to the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor
  • Recruit and coordinate with a Mozambican a Nutrition Coordinator in the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Secretariat
  • The BAGC Nutrition Coordinator will be managed by the BAGC Secretariat
  • The BAGC Nutrition Coordinator will receive technical backstopping and support from the Concern Nutrition Manager and Concern Nutrition TA
  • Contribute to developing a nutrition strategy in the BAGC program and the promotion of value chains for nutrition (This action supports the development of SME Agri-Businesses with the precursor that poor farmers are drawn into the production cycle)
  • Support the Nutrition Coordinator in promoting practices which have positive nutritional outcomes for the poor farmer producer networks, the documentation of lessons and advocacy on findings
  • Recruit two (nutrition) staff to operate in a Private catalytic company supporting SME’s in Agri-Business in the BAGC (These two staff will operationalize the field work and SME management actions in the BAGC Nutrition Strategy and they will be managed by the SME and BAGC Nut Coordinator)
  • Manage the Nutrition Counterpart to provide direct technical and managerial nutrition support at the district levels in Manica and Zambezia.  This support will be to FIM and Social Capital Program Officers and Community Mobilizers
  • Manage the Social Capital Team leader and team though which the Nutrition and Nutrition/Empowerment elements of the programme are delivered
  • Ensure the timely delivery of all nutrition project targets, tools, outputs, surveys and reporting and that these are achieved in line with the budgets, programme frameworks, work plans and donor rules
  • Manage all project resources and assets effectively which are under your responsibility
  • Develop and implement project plans, project reviews and evaluations in line with the project Implementation Schedule
  • Ensure a strong and effective M+E system is in place, managed and data analysed and used for program management. In this work with the ACD programmes, National Systems Manager, Program Managers, and technical headquarter advisors (including Nutrition, M+E, Food Income and Markets, DRR, WASH and HIV/AIDS)
  • Activities include nutrition surveys, Behaviour Change KAP’s and, routine weekly and monthly data collection, quarterly reviews, annual impact assessments, operational research and other qualitative or quantitative surveys undertaken under the health and nutrition department (This is likely to include Digital Data Collection and collaboration with the DDC team in Concern H)
  • Hold, manage and oversee the nutrition budget by providing monthly feedback on management accounts (Financial Management)
  • Provide nutritional expertise across program sectors working especially with the FIM PM
  • Ensure all programme staff/partners are understand and adhere to Concern’s policies and procedures, Programme Participant Protection Policy, Humanitarian Accountability Project principles and commitments
  • Manage technical consultants as required
  • Ensure high quality and timely reports are developed for donors and counterparts
  • Produce meaningful and analytic monthly reports, Quarterly reports to DFID and contribute to other donor and annual reports
  • Lead in nutrition and support FIM in writing survey reports, technical reports or other reporting related to the nutrition programme
  • Initiate the writing up of learning papers for internal and external audience working closely with the global technical advisors
  • Liaise closely with Food Income and Markets staff to ensure program integration
  • Coordinate with the Concern SUN group
  • Represent Concern with the MoH, Secretariat for Nutrition (SETSAN – responsible for SUN), MoA in both Manica and Zambezia provinces, also via the counterpart
  • Develop and maintain excellent professional relationships with programme partners, including MOH, MOH, SETSAN, UNICEF, BAGC secretariat and other implementing NGOs
  • Coordinate well with ministries, 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-sectoral programme and Concern
  • Full working knowledge of Portuguese; fluent spoken English will be an important advantage in the selection process. In absence of Portuguese, Spanish and Italian may be assets to be considered on a case-by-case approach
  • Masters in Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent qualification
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in public health and project/programme management, with significant experience in developing/managing health and nutrition projects in a development context
  • Experience working in behaviour based IYCF and M+E
  • Experience in social and behavioural change (implementation, tools, M&E)
  • Experience in nutrition-sensitive programming (e.g., agriculture, gender, WASH) and understanding of the cross-sectoral implications of the 1000 Days Initiative, Scaling Up Nutrition movement
  • Experience in the most common quantitative and qualitative survey/research methods and related software (e.g., SMART, KPC).
  • Experience in budgeting and financial monitoring processes and project management tools
  • Strong staff management, capacity building and supervision skills
  • Excellent representational skills and able to undertake advocacy at a high level
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office standard packages, SPSS or equivalent statistical software
  • Capacity to work on 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 in working with partner organizations, health ministries, private sector Agri-Business/nutrition companies, networking and donor relations
  • Experience of working in Mozambique
  • Familiarity with Mozambique’s Nutrition, Health and Food Security Policies Experience working with mother and child health related projects
  • Experience in operations research
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Experience with value chains for nutrition
  • Experience developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for health and nutrition programmes
  • Training of trainers & facilitation skills
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements
  • Strong team player with a can do attitude
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and to motivate diverse stakeholders behind a single strategy
  • Commitment to the Scale Up Nutrition Principles
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References
2. Application
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