Provincial Nutrition Coordinator – North Western Province, Copperbelt | Laura & Partners Consulting Limited | | Full-Time


CLIENT PROFILE:

Our Client John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.

USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

ROLES:
Provincial Nutrition Coordinator – North Western Province, Copperbelt

Job Summary

The purpose of this job is to improve the wellbeing of people on ART through nutrition assessment and counselling and services (NACS) support. The Provincial Nutrition Advisor for Copper belt and North-western Province will be responsible for provincial and district-level coordination and technical guidance to HIV/AIDS and nutrition activities; and quality improvement of health and nutrition services. S/he will work closely with the Lusaka-based Senior Nutrition Advisor as well as other staff in Copper belt and North-western Provinces to ensure quality monitoring of nutrition activities. S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with the staff of partners and other similar programs from provincial to community levels to facilitate flow of information and to stay abreast of current trends in nutrition and HIV/AIDS management. This position will report to the Provincial Clinical Director at the Province.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Use project materials to assess and manage nutritional needs of people on ART;
  • Facilitate the provision of on the job training, coaching and mentorship to service providers so that they are better able to assess and diagnose malnutrition in people on ART and propose management regimens;
  • Work with health and nutrition pre service training institutions;
  • Provide materials and technical assistance to GRZ in Central Province DHOs;
  • Assess and facilitate nutrition-related community-level interventions in Central Province;
  • Liaise with other technical staff to coordinate activities and collaborate;
  • Integrate patients’ NACS M&E systems into patients records and the continuum of care; and
  • Ensure that lack of food is not used as an excuse for people to stop ART in SAFE supported areas in Central Province.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated experience in working with community based organizations implementing nutrition and other social services:
  • Ability to facilitate learning in pre service training and among providers of health facility and community based nutrition services;
  • Being able to work effectively with GRZ through PHO and DHOs and health facilities;
  • Good oral and documentation communication skills;
  • Computer literate especially in word, excel, power point and internet;
  • People centred change agent and a unifying player in multisectoral teams;
  • Diploma in nutrition or health related sciences;
  • Degree in nutrition or any health related science is an added advantage;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public health, including HIV/AIDS and nutrition assessments and counseling; and
  • Experience working with NGOs/CBOs highly desirable.

Preference will be given to residents of the province for the position being recruited.

Send an application via email to jobs@laurandpartners.com and cc to saferecruitment@jsi.com. In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for; only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed. Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three contactable referees (email, phone and full addresses). Please ensure that you mention www.zambianjobhunter.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing Date: Friday, 23 February 2018

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@lauraandpartners.com