Nutrition Field Coordinator

People in need (PIN)


Position: Nutrition Field Coordinator
Location: Mongu/Nalolo, Zambia
Contract duration: 6 months
Start date: July, 2021
Direct Line Manager: Nutrition Project Manager


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
Communication and visibility
  • 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.)
  • 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 medicine, nursing, midwifery, 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 IMAM and MIYCN programs
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate in Silozi or other local language
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • 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
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficulties
  • Ability to collect, analyze and report data
  • Commitment to and understanding of PIN’s aims, values and principles
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)
  • Please submit your application letter and an updated CV (max. 2 pages) via our application form before June 15, 2021 23:00 Hours (CAT)
  • All completed applications must clearly mention on top the position applied
  • Due to limited resources, Human Resource will only contact the shortlisted candidates.

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