Nutrition Coordinator at John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

  • Full Time
  • Northern Region
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated
  • Full Time
  • Northern Region
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated

Website https://twitter.com/jsihealth John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

Website https://twitter.com/jsihealth John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

State: Tamale, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 17/08/2021
Qualification: Masters Degree
Work Experience: 12 Years
Career Level: Project Coordinator
Industry: International Development

Nutrition Coordinator Summary

The Nutrition Coordinator Tamale, Northern Region of Ghana will work with regional and district staff of John Snow Incorporated (JSI) to coordinate the design, implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities.


Nutrition Coordinator Details

The Nutrition Coordinator will coordinate with Ghana Health Service and the project team to organize the capacity building of health workers on key nutrition technical areas

The Nutrition Coordinator will support the project monitoring, evaluation and learning team to collect, analyze and report on nutrition-related project results

Coordinate with regional and district teams to undertake technical supportive supervisory visits to health facilities to backstop,

mentor and coach health workers on related technical areas

Undertake periodic joint monitoring visits with regional and district staff to community support groups, health volunteers and target households on improved behaviours related to nutrition, food security and resilience

Lead the implementation of planned nutrition activities in the project annual work plan and support documentation of best

practices, success stories and ensure targets are achieved in collaboration with the project team.

Contribute to drafting quarterly, annual, and other ad hoc reports on nutrition activities

Serve as the project principal technical lead for nutrition activities in the 17 partner districts

Contribute to increasing district assemblies’ understanding of the importance of incorporating food security and nutrition

interventions into their medium-term development plans.

Review and modify project materials and tools where needed.
Perform any other duties assigned.

Nutrition Coordinator Qualifications

Master’s Degree in nutrition, public health, international development, or closely related field and at least seven (7) years of

professional experience in implementing and managing nutrition and public health development programs.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing nutrition activities including Community-Based Management of Acute

Malnutrition, Quality Improvement, Community Infant and Young Child Feeding and Anemia prevention and control

Strong experience in Early Childhood Development programs

Demonstrated experience in capacity building of health workers at regional, district and facility levels.

Familiarity with the Ghana Health Service systems and operations

Excellent written and verbal English skills.

Must have demonstrated experience of the donor-funded project focus on nutrition

Strong initiative and self-motivation are required, with a commitment to teamwork.

Demonstrated ability to work with local authorities in Ghana, especially at the district level.

Demonstrated understanding of government protocols and ability to effectively manage cross-ministerial and department communications.

Ability and willingness to travel, mostly within Northern, North East, Upper East and Upper West regions, up to 50% of worktime.

Nutrition Coordinator  Skills and Experience

Prior work experience on USAID funded project with a focus in nutrition

Prior work experience with Ghana Health Service

Previous work experience in Northern Ghana

Good understanding of nutrition data needs for project performance reporting

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 08/10/2021.

 

About JSI

USAID Advancing Nutrition is USAID’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

(JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners.

Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions

across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners.

The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that

address the root causes of malnutrition.

Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity,

supporting behaviour change, and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase

economic productivity and advance development.

From 2020 – 2022, USAID Advancing Nutrition will provide technical support and assessment services to advance the Government

of Ghana’s efforts to improve equitable delivery of quality services that promote household resilience and early childhood growth and development.

Technical services provided through USAID Advancing Nutrition will strengthen national and local government planning in

Northern Ghana and stimulate the development of multisectoral solutions most pressing food security and nutrition problems.

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