Health and Nutrition Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kaoma, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: TBD

Website Caritas Czech Republic

international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development

CARITAS CZECH REPUBLIC
an international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation will be implementing a project called “Promoting the Production and Consumption of Nutritious Foods through an Integrated Multi-Sectoral Approach in Mongu, Kaoma and Mumbwa” is looking for a

HEALTH & NUTRITION OFFICER

Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the Project Officer
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to Field Officers especially in promotion of school program (nutrition, health, energy, WASH), healthy diet and ‘Good Food’ logo campaign, promotion of good household hygiene and handwashing practices and promotion and management of common diseases among pregnant and lactating women
  • Cooperate closely with Agriculture Officer on incorporation of nutrition in agriculture-related activities
  • Work closely with multi-sectoral teams which will support households on issues on nutrition and health and agriculture production and productivity including working with and strengthening District Nutrition Coordination Committee and School Health and Nutrition Technical Working Groups
  • Develop tools and methodology for selection, training, mentoring and follow-up of community champions who will be promoting consumption of healthier diet and ‘Good Food’ Logo
  • Maintain necessary project administration
  • Report regularly; draw up action plans, assessment of progress, formulation of new project opportunities, proactive approach to secure new funds, etc.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary education (university/college degree in Public Health/Clinical medicine / Nursing / Nutrition/ food and nutrition from a recognized university or institution with strong expertise in Nutrition or Public Health
  • Min. 3 years of proven experience in Health and Nutrition related projects
  • Proven experience in project implementation, preferably development projects will be considered
  • Experience working with international organizations or NGOs is an advantage
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent computer skills – MS office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Internet
  • Integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment
  • Good time management, commitment, team worker, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure and in challenging environment

Starting date: Immediately

Caritas Czech Republic is an equal opportunity and treatment employer and provides all the employees a work environment free from any form of discrimination based on race, colour, gender, nationality, age, religion and creed, disability. Furthermore, Caritas Czech Republic provide employees with a safe environment with zero tolerance of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and other unethical behaviour in the workplace.

Duty station: Kaoma District, Western Province, Zambia

Position: national

To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and motivation letter (1 page) by the 14th September 2020 17:00 to the following email address: [email protected] Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please use the following subject in your email/post: Health& Nutrition Officer– Kaoma

For the title of cover letter and curriculum vitae, follow this wording:

Surname, Name, Health& Nutrition Office – Kaoma – curriculum vitae
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