The Babati Cluster Health & Nutrition Officer is responsible for supporting all cluster health and nutrition activities within Kisongo-Makuyuni, Magugu and Gorowa ADPs. In addition to the specific duties outlined below, the Health & Nutrition Officer will be responsible for providing technical support and supervision to the Cluster team; contributing to reporting and data collection; initiating leading monitoring visits to supported facilities; and providing technical input, writing and budgetary input for new program design. The Health & Nutrition Officer will also support the design and development of multiple health and nutrition grants in the area and will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of activities.
Position Responsibilities and duties:
Work closely with the Cluster team to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently Help with activity verification and monitoring (stock and program quality) at supported facilities to ensure smooth, high-quality program implementation Facilitate coordination meetings, advocacy meetings and awareness raising sessions at the community level, together with community health promoters Assist the ADP managers prepare weekly and monthly work plans Participate in conducting situational analysis and other M&E activities as necessary under the guidance of the Health & Nutrition Technical Team Leader Collect and compile project data regularly to submit to the Cluster Manager and Health & Nutrition Technical Team leader, including case studies, success stories and photographs of facilities. Provide regular updates on inventory of medical and non-medical items supported by the project (information / data collected through monitoring visits) Attend external meetings if/when assigned to represent the Cluster. Improve the quality of primary health care (PHC) services delivered at supported facilities throughout the Cluster through priority setting, on-job training, and continuous monitoring Provide inputs for donor requirements for data collection and reporting for health and nutrition grants. Ensure program targets are met using indicator / activity tracking table Ensure the quality of data through proper entry, cleaning and regular checking and use the data for action on the site Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on standard procedures (national and international guidelines) Ensure the community based activities such as EPI, nutrition screening, health education and defaulter tracing are done properly Actively participate in the identification and management of any disaster or epidemics Build the capacity of national staffs through proper coaching and training Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans for grants
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in health and nutrition from an accredited university with at least 5 years work experience Experience with project planning and grant management (multiple donors) Previous experience with managing nutrition programming (TSFP, OTP) is strongly recommended Program management experience and/or community development; previous experience in area management. Skilled in, and committed to, community participation/interaction, field visits and presence in program areas Proven financial, logistics and procurement management skills. Practical experience managing staff and programs in insecure locations Well-developed human resource management skills Proven commitment to humanitarian and accountability principals and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems Good communicator with proven diplomacy who has the ability and willingness to engage with all levels of staff and all types of stakeholders Able to speak/write in English with clarity and ease.