General Description of the Job:

He/She will be responsible for the project output 4: increased consumption of high nutritious diets through women and youth participation in sustainable nutritional sensitive horticulture value chains in Iringa and Njombe and reporting all nutritional aspects of the project, “Building inclusive and competitive horticulture businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands”

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The nutrition officer will work under the general supervision of the program coordinator and will require independent initiative in the preparation, and implementation of nutrition activities in the target areas.
  • He/She will coordinate and implement the nutrition activities through increasing market access and consumption of diverse and quality vegetables.
  • He/She will establish network of LGA community development officers that raise awareness and coach community leaders on the importance of high-nutrition diets.
  • He/She will establish women and youth peer groups in the FBOs to promote high-nutrition diets.
  • He/She will support establishment of commercial high nutritious traditional vegetable seeds production.
  • Raise community awareness and consumption of diversified, nutrient dense, fortified and nutritionally adequate vegeta­bles.
  • Improve nutritional status and intervention through increasing production of diverse and safe vegetables, increased household food availability and gender sensitive interventions.
  • Coordinating capacity building and technical support for beneficiaries on nutrition issues including nutrition dietary diversification and nutrient dense diets.
  • Work with the M&E officer to monitor beneficiary adoption of the new nutrition targeted practices and vegetable consumption methodologies.
  • Promoting food safety including appropriate methods of handling, preservation, processing, storage and utilization of foods.
  • Disseminating and promoting/demonstrating vegetable preparation and utilization; best practices; and energy and time saving methods for women.
  • Establish linkages and facilitating collaboration across relevant sectors, agencies and public stakeholders working with the targeted community.
  • Executing any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • Strengthen and promote community engagement processes in the project areas, particularly identifying project benefi­ciaries, assessing their needs and addressing and resolving community issues.
  • Perform and document regular monitoring of all project activities in close coordination with the M&E officer.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all people involved in project implementation and maintain the highest standards of behaviour when working with the project beneficiaries.
  • Adherence to all organizational policies and procedures as outlined in policies and procedure manuals.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with all staff and for attending and participating in regular staff meetings.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications    

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in nutrition and or related fields,
  • Have at least 5 years relevant work experience in enhancing nutrition awareness raising, preferably with rural communities.
  • Experience with development and dissemination of nutrition promotional materials for rural communities through use of varieties of media is highly preferred.

 

Applications

Applications, including cover letter, resume and copies of academic certificates and testimonials should be sent to The Manag­ing Director, INADES Formation Tanzania, P. O. Box 203, Dodoma, Email: inadesformation.tanzania@inadesfo.net, no later than Friday 18 March 2020, at 17:00hrs.

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Rikolto and Inades and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the EU.

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