School Feeding Officers x8

Website Mary's Meals Zambia

Mary’s Meals is a global movement focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in their place of education currently supporting over 2.4 million children globally and over 400,000 children in Zambia. We believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. We are fully committed to a culture of safeguarding and our safe recruitment practices ensure that only those that are committed to our high standards join our movement. We are delighted to be recruiting for;

1.    SCHOOL FEEDING OFFICER (8)

STATION:  VARIOUS

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To support the Country programme by working hand in hand with the School Feeding Manager.  The post holder will also collaborate with stakeholders at district and community level in promoting Mary’s Meals vision, mission and values to ensure optimal programme implementation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Mentors and coaches SHN Coordinators, school administrators and builds their capacity, knowledge, skills and confidence in the day to day running of the school feeding programme.

2. Checks and verifies enrolment and attendance figures from school record summary forms at the school, transfers both enrolment and attendance data onto MMZ forms and conducts on the spot data analysis at the school as well as records reasons from school authorities for any variances.

3. Conducts physical stock counting of CSB on every school visit and ensures that the stock balances in the stock book tally with the physical count of stock in storeroom

4. Ensures that CSB is properly stacked for easy counting and checking.

5. Checks and confirms that the quantity of food ordered is matching with what was delivered at the school.

6. Ensures all changes in feeding rates from the previous food order are communicated to the schools before they start using the new stock.

7. Ensures consistent feeding with correct feeding ratios in all the schools.

8.Conduct and facilitate capacity development training programmes at their work area.

9. Participate and facilitate zonal-review trainings and meetings.

10. Monitors the deliveries, daily usage and proper storage of CSB and other supplies/ equipment provided by Mary’s Meals and ensures the accuracy of stock balance records.

11. Collects both quantitative and qualitative data to ensure effective monitoring against agreed performance indicators/ milestones.

12. Participates in school and community meetings to build awareness of the Mary’s Meals school feeding model.

13. Acts as an Ambassador for Mary’s Meals, by providing ongoing advice and training to the School Management Committees, School Health & Nutrition Committees, PTAs, traditional leaders and the wider community to promote effective support and the long-term sustainability of the programme.

14. Ensures that health, safety and child protection policies are effectively communicated and implemented at all schools.

15. Undertakes community mobilization and ensures the active participation of community members in all school feeding activities, as well as promote key cross cutting issues including hygiene, environmental conservation, gender equity and inclusion.

  • Supports appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices in the schools.
  • Supports tree planting and proper woodlot management at schools.
  • Supports implementation of Community Led M&E activities in the schools.

16. Prepares weekly, monthly and end of term reports for the SFM, including data on feeding and attendance rates, enrolment figures, pass/ promotion rates, as well as case studies when requested.

17. Identifies emerging issues as they arise at each school and reports the same to the SFM.

18. Protects and cares for all MMZ properties and equipment entrusted to him/her.

19. Ensures that the school logbook is properly completed and signed whenever s/he visits the schools

QUALIFICATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

1. Diploma in Agriculture, Social Work, Teaching, or any relevant field

2. Valid Motor Bike Riding Licence

3. Report writing skills both in the narrative and numeric styles.

4. Data and information collection and compilation skills.

5. Numeracy skills

6. Attention to detail.

7. Community training facilitation and mobilisation skills will be an added advantage

8. Team player.

9. Attention to detail.

10. Able to communicate well across all levels.

11. Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word and Excel.

Interested candidates who meet our minimum requirements may apply electronically to: [email protected].  The closing date for receiving applications is 12th July, 2024.

Note:

  •  Candidates who meet the minimum criteria are encouraged to apply.
  •  You do not need to send academic qualification at this stage
  • Marys Meals Zambia is   equal opportunity employer and both female and male candidates are encouraged to apply
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  • Marys Meals Zambia does not charge any fees for receiving applications.
  •  As part of adherence to Mary’s Meals Safeguarding Policy, you will be required to provide a clean police record.

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