Community Development Officer at COUNSENUTH March, 2020

The Centre for Counseling, Nutrition, and Health Care (COUNSENUTH) is a leading non-profit, non-governmental organization working in the area of public health and nutrition in Tanzania. The mission of COUNSENUTH is to improve quality of life of vulnerable groups through cost-effective, evidence-based, locally appropriate interventions. COUNSENUTH achieves this mission by building a multi-sectoral advocacy movement through active engagement of citizens, policy makers, and Government authorities at all levels.

COUNSENUTH invites suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens to fill the following positions:




Post Title: Community Development Officer- (1)

Duty Station: Kigoma Region

Position Summary

The Community Development Officer (CDO) will be responsible for the implementation of program activities in the designated districts in Kigoma which include supporting community Health workers/ volunteers in the designated districts, and will be required to work with Local Government Authorities, community leaders, health facilities, selected CSOs and extension workers.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Nutrition Program Officer and other team members in coordinating and facilitating implementation of program activities in their respective districts; in close consultation with Program Manager
  • Work closely with the Local Government Authorities in planning and implementing activities in the districts.
  • Attend regular meetings as scheduled and actively encourage and promote effective communication and strong working relationships within the team, local government, local leaders and the communities served
  • Facilitate coordination meetings, advocacy meetings and awareness raising sessions at the community level, together with community care providers
  • Ensure the community based activities such as Village Health and Nutrition Days (VHNDs), nutrition screening, health education and follow up is done properly
  • Ensure counselling sessions for pregnant women and mothers of children under five are conducted as planned
  • Prepare and timely submission of monthly, quarterly and annual program reports;


Required Qualifications and Experience

The applicant must:

  • Hold a bachelor degree in Community Development. Have at least 2 year working experience in similar position
  • Have experience in community engagement/mobilization and capacity building process.
  • Have experience of working with Government institutions, civil society organizations and community partners.

Mode of application:

Interested applicants should send their application via email addressed to:

The Executive Director,
The Centre for Counselling, Nutrition and Health Care (COUNSENUTH),
E-mail:;  together with up to date curriculum vitae (with three professional references) and copies of academic certificates not later than 16th March 2020.

All applications should be sent via EMAIL only.

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