Field Coordinator – Nutrition

People In Need


Position: Field Coordinator- Nutrition

Location: Mongu

Period: From March, 2022 to December, 2022

Application deadline: 24.03.2022 (May close before stated time depending on the response)

Start Work: As soon as Possible.

People in Need works in Zambia since 2017 delivering lifesaving and development assistance to vulnerable people in the sectors of nutrition, livelihoods, WASH, environment and good governance.

We are looking for an energetic individual with passion for developing communication and visibility content, ready to assist our teams in the field.


The Nutrition Field Coordinator will be responsible for organizing IMAM and MIYCN trainings for health workers and community health volunteers (CHVs), conducting regular monitoring visits to the assigned target health facility and identifying any issues arising during the delivery of IMAM treatment services. They will work with the Project Manager and Nalolo District Health Office (DHO) to ensure accurate data collection and reporting takes place. Nutrition Field Coordinator will directly report to Nutrition Project Manager.

Project Implementation
  • Direct implementation of the project and its activities under the supervision of and guidance from the Nutrition Project Manager
  • Ensure a direct follow up to the UNICEF-funded Emergency nutrition project
Project Management
  • Coordinates and liaises with community leaders, MoH on health facility and district level, community health volunteers (CHVs) or any other relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for supporting community outreach activities (mobilization, screening, data collection, community dialogue, CFRM)
  • Identify and address any issues arising during SAM and MAM treatment delivery (including referrals, admissions, treatment and follow-ups)
  • Conduct technical support to health staff and CHVs
  • Support data collection and audits
  • Monitor RUTF, HEPS and MUAC supply in health facilities
  • Support the pilot of Family MUAC and IMAM protocol for PLW in the allotted target facilities and their catchment areas
Capacity building
  • Support PM in organizing IMAM and MIYCN trainings for health staff and CHVs in the assigned target health facilities
  • Conducts monthly onsite mentorship and technical support for health personnel and CHVs in the assigned target facilities
  • Supervise IMAM program meetings at health facility level, including health staff and CHVs, to review data and cases and to plan for the next month
  • As required by PM, supports the development of IMAM protocol for PLW and related training modules and materials
  • Support and supervise the Family MUAC training of and roll out to the selected target communities
Stock management monitoring
  • Monitor if all health facilities have adequate RUTF, HEPS and MUAC tapes supplies to deliver uninterrupted OTP and TSFP services
  • Ensure that health facilities record stock intake and release into relevant documents (Stock control cards, Admissions forms, SAM and MAM registers) and conduct monthly stock inventories
  • Support MoH with stock delivery on a need basis following the MoH procedure protocol, including the use of delivery notes

Monitoring and evaluation
  • Regularly track IMAM data from community – health facility – District Health Office and ensures regular data collection and reporting of project indicators in the allocated target facilities takes place
  • Conduct at least monthly monitoring visits to each target health facility to monitor the environment of SAM and MAM treatment delivery
  • Monitor Family MUAC usage and results in target communities
  • Timely submit reports and data as requested by PM
  • Ensure a functional and responsive CFRM is in place in both health facilities and target communities
Project administration
  • Ensure that project documentation is properly generated, approved & archived in the internal databases – ELO, Sharepoint etc., according to PIN and donor guidelines
  • Generate regular video and photo documentation of the project implementation and store the media files on Canto
  • Support PM and Communications Officer in collection of information for communication and promotion purposes (Facebook, PIN webpage, newsletters etc.)
Communication and visibility


  • Submit weekly transport requests to PM based on the work plan
  • Support PM in submitting purchase requests
  • As requested, support PM during procurement procedures




Bachelor degree in public health, nutrition, environmental health, development or other relevant qualification

At least 1 year experience as a programs staff

Essential Work Experience and Knowledge
  • 1 year experience in Nutrition programs
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate in Silozi or other local language
  • Ability to use MS Office
  • Experience in delivering engaging and interactive trainings to a varied audience
  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities
  • Ability to collect, analyze and report data
  • Commitment to and understanding of PIN’s aims, values and principles
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Work Experience and Knowledge
  • Work experience in humanitarian/development settings
  • Work experience with international NGO
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
  • Experience in nutrition and anthropometric surveys
  • Experience in using mobile data collection tools (such as Kobo toolbox)

Important Note: Women and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.

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