CALL FOR NUTRITION INTERGRATION OFFICER (30 OPENINGS)
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need.
CRS is currently seeking applications from qualified Nutrition Integration Officer candidates for a USAID-funded Scaling Up Nutrition Technical Assistance (SUN TA) contract in Zambia. The maximum amount and duration of the award is $75 million dollars for seven-years (four years, with two optional eighteen month, at the discretion of the donor). This activity is expected to provide multi-sectoral, layered, high-impact technical assistance coupled with targeted, cost effective, evidence-based direct implementation to reduce stunting in targeted districts. The SUN TA activity will be responsible for need-based technical capacity strengthening for National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and line ministries, at national, provincial and primarily at the district level. This will include capacity building in the development of annual work planning and costing of nutrition priority activities and interventions, mentoring regarding implementation of the activities by the line ministries, progress reporting, advocacy and governance strengthening, learning, and monitoring and evaluation. It will also include direct implementation to address time-sensitive gaps in programming. This activity will work initially in a minimum of 30 districts in Zambia, with the potential to increase the geographic scope in future years.
The Nutrition Integration Officer will report to the District Capacity Strengthening Advisor. S/he will be based and placed at district (to be determined) level to support capacity building of the District Nutrition Coordinating Committee (DNCC) in establishing Care Groups within their communities to ensure a multi-sector approach and the delivery of a package of key nutrition services (through coordinated service delivery and referrals) at the household level to reduce stunting.
Travel Required: Up to 40% to communities within the assigned District; 10% outside of the District
Key Working Relationships
Internal: District Capacity Strengthening Advisors, liaise with each of the sector experts
External: SUN Stakeholders, and line ministries at the district level
Agency-wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
Disclaimer: This job description is dependent on future funding. The job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
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The closing date for receiving applications is 28th March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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