Food and Nutrition Security Coordinator


Oxfam is recruiting a Food and Nutrition Security Coordinator, to be based in Cuamba, Mozambique.
  • AS the food and nutrition security specialist for the PRESSANI, you'll lead efforts to improve access for safe water, sanitation and hygiene (wash) practices for people living in poverty, particularly the most vulnerable, in the districts of Nipepe, Maúa, Marrupa, Metarica and Cuamba . this challenging role requires a visionary thought leader who can navigate complex livelihood and agricultural systems, fostering collaboration with diverse stakeholders, and influence positive change
  • The programme specifically addresses challenges such as low productivity, poor market access, and nutritional deficiencies in these identified regions through pathways of increased production  productivity, diversified food supply, and improved household income specially  youth and women. your role will be pivotal in implementing these strategies and making a lasting impact on people living in poverty, particularly the most vulnerable people in Nipepe, Maúa, Marrupa, Metarica and Cuamba in the Niassa province
  • JOB PURPOSE: To implement activities at the field level that meet water, sanitation and hygiene needs as one of strategy to address use of unsafe water as one of nutrition issues in Niassa province
  • Contract type:    Fixed term
  • Reporting to:     Unit programme Manager
  • Key relationships/interactions: Consortium members, ROADS, Communities, Health Centres, Community health workers, community leaders, government authorities ( SDSMAS, DPS, SPAS of Niassa)
  • Location: Cuamba, with regular travels to the districts of Nipepe, Maua, Marrupa and Metarica, occasional travels to Lichinga
Provision of Food and Nutrition Security leadership and Management: 40%
  • Coordinate the implementation and delivery of the Pathway on Food and Nutrition Security initiatives
  • Provide overall technical leadership on Food and Nutrition Security and advise the Programme Unit Manager
  • Provide Technical oversight to the ROADS food and security nutrition team of food and nutrition security field officers in collaboration with ROADS programme manager and the support team of the PRESSANI Management Unit
  • Provide professional advice to PRESSANI Programme team about all Food and nutrition strategies and practices
  • Influences the development of strategy and ensures proper alignment with overall strategies and supports operational implementation
  • Coordinate with WASH specialist and other programme pathways managers to ensure a comprehensive approach to Nutrition
  • Lead the coordination with government Health and nutrition institutions (DPS, SPAS, SETSAN, Health Centres)
  • Ensure that all programs take gender and Nutrition issues fully into account. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women and girls to participate in decision making around food and nutrition issues at household and community level
  • Develop monitoring indicators and tools in line with the logframe and regularly collect data to reflect progress against objectives, and giving feedback to the Unit programme manage
  • Assist with the development of indicators to monitor and evaluate jobs creations and income generation activities
Provision of technical Capacity Building to ROADS and other on Food and Nutrition  Security within the programme: 40%
  • Design and prepare training sessions and materials to facilitate training to all concerned officers, including government nutrition staff
  • Continuously assess capacity building needs and design appropriate response though training for all concerned officers
  • Provide on job capacity building as needed to all participating organisations and institutions, specially for ROADS and other local community based organisations relevant to implementing Nutrition initiatives
  • Prepare technical reports on the progress and challenges for capacity building for partners on food and nutrition security
  • Provide training and supervision to ROADS field staff to be able to train community health workers and to conduct home visits for  information, education and basic counselling on women’s nutrition and infant and young child feeding , provide referrals for nutrition services and health centres, collect accurate routine monitoring data
Management: 10%
  • Manage the work of assigned assistants, taking responsibility for setting objectives, following up on workplans, monitoring quality of work, resolving issues (with support of the team leader where required)
  • Liaise with other Programme unit team member and business support team ensure proper planning for training and materials required for nutrition and public health promotion work
Reporting: 10%
  • Prepare and present regular reports to the Programme Unit Manager on the progress and challenges within the Food and Nutrition security pathway
  • Provide inputs to the overall programme report
  • Formal qualification in a relevant field of Nutrition and food security or hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Public Health, Social Sciences, Community development with long experience and knowledge of key Nutrition principles and approaches
  • Technical Skills, Competence and Experience:
  • Knowledge of the National Strategies on Nutrition (PARMDC-Multisectoral Plan for the reduction of Malnutrition) including the minimum nutrition package
  • Familiarity with key Nutrition and WASH approaches such as Community-Led Total Sanitation and Hygiene (CLTSH)- SANTOLIC and Open Defecation Free (ODF)-LIFECA
  • Knowledge of health quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience in fields of social sciences and nutrition
  • Experience with using digital data collection for surveys
  • Is Able to manage the database with characteristics of technical interventions carried out, including impact of other programme interventions on food and security in the programme area
  • Strong communication skills and knowledge and experience in implementing Nutrition programme and collaborate with Health and nutrition institutions
  • At least three years practical experience in community mobilisation and organisation of appropriate community nutrition, health and sanitation programmes in Mozambique, particularly in the northern region
  • The ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations
  • Good knowledge and experience working with local partner with a capacity of providing formal and informal training
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs and to travel at short notice and to work in difficult circumstances
  • Gender and cultural sensitivity, especially in the management of the nutrition, health,  hygiene committees
  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights (click here)
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles
  • Experience with remote working tools, namely, MS Teams, One Drive, MS Office, Zoom, skype and other
  • Key Attributes:
  • Results driven and focused, practical and pragmatic approaches to problems solving
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
  • Passionate and motivated to work in remote locations in Mozambique (Niassa) with low levels of infrastructure and with an interest in creating lasting impacts on the lives of poor people in vulnerable areas
Organisational Values
  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences
Competencies Description
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Publicado 19.01.2024
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