Senior Program Officer Nutrition Dar es Salaam at COUNSENUTH August, 2023

The Centre for Counseling, Nutrition, and Health Care (COUNSENUTH) is a Tanzanian national non-profit, Non Governmental Organization that was established in 1998 (Reg. 9495) with headquarters in Dar es Salaam. COUNSENUTHs Vision is to have a Tanzania whose people, particularly women, children adolescents and other vulnerable have optimal health and quality of life. Its Mission is to achieve quality of life for vulnerable groups through innovative, cost effective, evidence -based actions, that enhance positive behaviors towards health, nutrition, gender equality and women empowerment, early childhood development, education performance improvement, climate change adaptation, youth employability and gainful engagement, through active community participation; multisectoral collaboration, good governance; through advocacy and lobbying; and active engagement of citizens.


COUNSENUTH is inviting qualified Tanzanians to fill in the two positions below.



Position Title: Senior Program Officer Nutrition (1 position)

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam Region

Reports to: Director of Programs (DoP)


Position Summary

As a Senior Program Officer for COUNSENUTH Programs, you will be fully responsible for the coordination of program/project activities in Chemba, Dodoma region. For the purpose of familiarization, you will be required to meet with field officers based in Chemba, DC every week via online platforms to determine the progress of the programs/projects; identify challenges and find ways to solve them with the support of the Management team. Initially, you will make visits to the field office in Chemba, for familiarization to program/project activities.


You will conduct Program monitoring from time to time and participate in field activities when needed. You will also need to maintain good public relations with all relevant stakeholders, including the Local Government Authorities, relevant Ministries, the UN Organization, Universities, Research Institutions and Development Partners.


Specific Responsibilities:

Coordinate Lishe Kijinsia Program in Chemba DC, Dodoma region, including active planning, implementation and supervision of activities and participation in weekly online meetings, involving DoP, Senior Advisors for Program and Research and Capacity Building periodically.


Assign and assist APOs with research and project implementation work such as

Collection of research data

Conducting project interventions

Preparation of reports

Learning of the organizations work and its culture

Overseeing proper records keeping

Assisting in planning, workshops, training, materials development and other related activities.

Participating in bi-weekly online meetings with project field staff in Chemba district




Program Development

Participate in the designing and development of new programs/projects

Prepare Annual and periodic plans according to COUNSENUTH Strategic Plan of Action

Participate in proposal writing, coming up with innovative ideas

Conduct staff development in their areas of project responsibilities.


Preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports for Lishe Kijinsia and assist the APOs to prepare same reports for their projects

Participate in online and other project meetings organized for Lishe Kijinsia and for projects supported by APOs

Periodically participate in regional and council-relevant meetings and training of District Nutrition Officers

Design publicity material for all projects under you and under APOs

In collaboration with M&E Officer conduct monitoring and evaluation of your assigned project and ensure projects supported by APOs are monitored and evaluated as well, and learnings are communicated.

Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors.




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 22nd August 2023. Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your email.

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