7 Mar 2016

Senior Nutrition Advisor


Title: Senior Nutrition Advisor
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Reports to: Country Director

Position Summary:
This is a key advisory position in the organization for the promotion and technical backstopping of infant and young child nutrition and related materna l nutrition. The Technical Advisor is responsible for providing technical support that meets the specific objectives of the Africare Country
Management and individual programs being implemented by Africare, Tanzania. The Advisor is responsible for facilitating integration of nutrition into other Africare program sectors.

Advice the Country Director and country management on appropriate decisions and actions in nutrition and nutrition related issues as will be required and dictated by circumstances. Lead the country in all technical nutrition specific and sensitive implementation or research issues at
country or program level Participate in technical meetings addressing nutrition related issues such as maternal anemia, infant and young child nutrition, fortification, different approaches and strategies for improving nutrition and research.
Develop agriculture-nutrition related training modules/packages for different cadres addressing prevention of malnutrition such as iron deficiency anemia among women of reproductive age stunting in children less than 2 years of age.
Develop tailor-made nutrition training based on client’s requirement to improve nutrition services provided to target groups. Design and develop agriculture-nutrition related information, education and communication (IEC) materials in relevant areas for care providers at different levels and the community that are used as job aides or reference materials.
Prepare, conduct, and direct training for different cadres of health and community workers to equip them with relevant accurate information and skills, identifying challenges encountered in service delivery identify existing opportunities which could be used and come up with feasible plans to improve service delivery tasking everybody responsible while advocating for positive behavior change.
Provide technical backstopping on issues pertaining to infant and young child nutrition IYCN) such as participate in capacity building, mentoring of staff on the implementation of the strategies or approaches used to improve infant feeding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHl) and Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA), avail information on national guidelines on infant feeding, participating in the national consultative in IYCN, updating on new recommendations. Provide technical support, supervise and mentor junior staff in planning, implementation and evaluation of planned interventions at different levels by using the experience gained over the years.

The right candidate will be a holder of a Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Food Security, Health or related relevant specialization a Doctorate Degree will enhance competitiveness. The candidate should have a minimum experience of IO years in nutrition and/or food security programming and provision of technical assistance strong experience in program design, implementation and; monitoring and evaluation.
The right candidate will have experience in working with nonprofit organization in a developing country context. demonstrated technical leadership especially in agriculture-nutrition linkages and experience in research and analytical skills in agriculture-nutrition linkages or related fields.
Having worked in a multicultural and international context will be an added advantage. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written
English skills with communication skills for diverse audiences, demonstrated ability to conceptualize and operationalize program strategies and willingness to travel widely in rural areas in the country.


Applications should include a CV and Cover Letter (of no more than pages in length), the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience.

Please send CVs through vacancies@africare.org including “position applying for” in the subject line.

Human Resources Manager
Africare Tanzania
P.O.Box 63187
Dar es Salaam

All applications must be submitted no later than 18th March 2016
Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we may not be able to respond to each individual candidate.

Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.