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.
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.