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Nutritionist Job at Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (SUGECO)

Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (SUGECO) is a cooperative established in July 2011 registered under Tanzania Cooperative Act No 20 of (2003). SUGECO in partnership with Farm Africa Tanzania have a two years project on Nutrition awareness and cash crops value chain (NACC) which will be implemented in Kilosa and Gairo Districts, southern Morogoro, The project targets to improve the livelihood of rural communities by supporting smallholder farmers (SHF) in the region, to grow and sell high quality cash crops specifically Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and Quality Protein Maize.

Alongside improving agricultural knowledge and inputs, the project will also address barriers which contribute to household malnutrition by promoting consumption of nutritious crops. SUGECO will implement this project with support of Farm Africa and funding from BIG LOTTERY FUND.

We are seeking for two Project Officers and one Driver to support implementation of this project.

2. Position; Nutritionist (1 Post)
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Location: Kilosa and Galro Districts
Duration; 2 years Fixed Term

Duties and Responsibilities
He/she will be responsible with project nutritional and health activities, including conducting health awareness sessions to community member’s, focused on health benefits of vitamin A, and protein rich crops,
Conduct training on food preparation for pregnant woman and those with fewer than five. Undertake refresher training sessions to district maternal and child health staff at village clinics
Work with SUGECO team to advice nutritional aspects on OFSP product development
Reporting to the Program coordinator, the Nutritionist will manages project health and nutritional activities and supports the Program
Coordinator in providing leadership and management of the project.

Qualification and Experience
Prospective applicants should have a degree in human nutrition, Food science and technology or closely related subject with a sound knowledge of the current nutritional challenges and agricultural production systems, agricultural value chains and product development.
We are seeking someone with a proven track record in the Implementation of Nutritional and health activities particularly within NGOs in Tanzania
A minimum of three (3) years working experience specializing in human nutrition, and or a closely related sector is preferred.
The post holder should have excellent project planning and execution skills, and strong communications and facilitation skills.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Candidates with the above mentioned skills and attributes and feel Interested can send an application letter and detailed CVs (not more than 3 pages), to the

Executive Director - SUGECO,
P.O.BOX 3223,
Morogoro - Tanzania

SUGECO members are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by mob phone or emails.
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