Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Job at PCI Tanzania January, 2019 Health and Nutrition Coordinator

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Job at PCI Tanzania January, 2019 Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Health and Nutrition Coordinator - Tanzania

Tracking Code: 659-566

Job Description
PCI is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing diseases, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development worldwide. With support from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PCI Tanzania will be implementing the final phase of Food for Education (FFE) programming in the Mara region (2017-2021). The goal of the program is to improve literacy among primary school students, and increased use of health and dietary practices, empower women etc. Nafasi za kazi January 2019

In line with programmes objectives, growth and sustainability, PCI wishes to attract talents and professionals to help run the programme. Nafasi za ajira January, 2019

The goal of PCI’s school health and nutrition sector is to employ multiple, complementary strategies to improve health and nutrition outcomes among primary school students in 231 FFE schools.  The Health & Nutrition Coordinator will coordinate with and provide technical support to regional and district-level Health and Nutrition Officers, as well as PCI District Health Support Officers (DHSOs) on the design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of school and community-based health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities.  The Health & Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for ensuring high-quality and high-impact implementation of activities in project schools and surrounding communities according to program goals, objectives and targets.

The Health & Nutrition Coordinator is also responsible for effectively leading an integrated and synergistic approach to health and nutrition across sectors including agriculture, education, and gender/women’s empowerment.  To impact health and nutrition outcomes among students, the Health & Nutrition Coordinator will also work closely with school committees, teachers, and parents and parent-teacher associations to strengthen school-based health platforms and services and use social and behavior change (SBC) strategies to create an enabling environment for good health and nutrition practices and outcomes among young people.

The Health & Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to ensure robust monitoring and evaluation of interventions, and the design and implementation of special research activities to demonstrate effectiveness and impact. 
S/he will also facilitate collective problem-solving and strengthen linkages and information exchange between program staff, stakeholders, and beneficiaries. S/he is expected to maintain strong and effective working relationships with other PCI staff working in the program, key government partners, beneficiaries and NGOs working in the same geographical area.

 This position will report directly to the FFE Program Director based in Musoma

Required Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in Public Health or nutrition-related field.
At least 5 years experience in managing or providing technical support to community-based health and/or nutrition programs.
Significant training in nutrition, e.g. as nutritionist, and/or at least 1 year exprience implementing nutrition-sensitive or nutrition-specific interventions.
Solid knowledge and understanding of global evidence-based approaches to school-based and community-based health and nutrition interventions; ability to articulate and operationalize best practices.

Training in and/or experience implementing social and behavior change interventions; understanding of core behavior change principles.
Experience designing, organizing, and facilitating skill-based trainings for local government staff.
Excellent English and Kiswahili communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to effectively work as a team member as well as a high performing individual contributor
Willingness to live in Musoma, TZ.

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