CARE is an International Non-Governmental relief and development organization, dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International Zambia has vacancies available under the Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) Project. This is a Five-year Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) funded project (2016 – 2020) whose overall goal is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and children under 5 years. The project is expected to contribute directly to the improved health of approximately 77,884 women, children and men directly, and over 361,112 individuals indirectly. SANI project will contribute to increased global impact on reducing child and maternal malnutrition through integration of strategies that will enhance infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and maternal nutrition practices; food security; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); women’s empowerment; Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)/Community led Total sanitation (CLTS) and, maternal health.CARE International in Zambia under its DFATD funded SANI Project is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced staff for the following position:
- The District Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating the overall planning, implementation and monitoring of all field activities and ensure direct liaison with Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Community Development, Local Government, Housing and Water Affairs.
- S/he will have strong expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and will work closely with field staff from the line ministries.
- S/he will also be responsible for providing technical support to field project staff and partner staff to strengthen their capacity for planning and implementation of field activities on health, maternal, infant and young child nutrition including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and, economic empowerment in the delivery of health and nutrition extension services to targeted communities and households in Mpika and Shiwa Ng’andu districts of Muchinga Provinces.
- Oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health, nutrition, agriculture and WASH field activities in direct liaison with Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Community Development and Local Government and Housing in the district.
- Strengthen the capacity of District project staff and field staff from the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Local Government and Housing and Community Development in planning and delivery of health, agriculture, food and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) extension services to targeted communities and households.
- Work with the M&E officer to oversee implementation of field level M&E processes and ensure timely data collection, analysis and reporting at district level.
- Facilitate formation of nutrition coordinating committee at district level
- Ensure compliance with CARE and donor policies, criteria and procedures with respect to project implementation
- Fielding and exploring problematic issues arising from project activities; conferring with project stakeholders and providing direct advocacy, training, mentoring and assistance as required.
- Representation of the Project at district foras such as District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC), District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) and any other relevant district meetings on WASH,CLTS and Agriculture/Food security.
- Facilitate project review meetings with field staff and partners at district level
Qualifications and Experience:-
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies / Public Health / Nutrition/ food and nutrition or Agriculture from a recognized university with strong expertise in nutrition or Public Health with a minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar position.
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience in implementing and/or delivery of Nutrition, WASH, economic empowerment related activities
- Proven experience with practical and impactful gender equity and women’s empowerment approaches to development and humanitarian action.
- Added advantages include:
- Experience working in or with government
- Experience working with communities Experience working in an international non-governmental organization
- Good facilitation and participatory methodology skills
- Computer literate, including word processing and excel/spreadsheets
- Experience in People management
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Suitably qualified and interested members of the public are invited to apply.
Application letters accompanied by detailed CVs, with day time telephone numbers should be sent: