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Nkhoma CCAP Hospital invites applications from qualified and well experienced applicants for the position of Programme Officer with a nutrition back ground to join the team in a scaling up nutrition (SUN) 1000 days integrated programme tenable at Chigodi, Ntcheu District.


The Programme Officer will be responsible for the development, management and administration of the Thanzi N’chuma Programme at Chigodi in Ntcheu District.

The overall responsibility of this position is to plan, implement and coordinate, monitor and evaluate all nutrition, agriculture, village savings & loan, and health related activities of the project. Specifically, to:

  • Work with community volunteers in the delivery of scaling up nutrition component of the project such as facilitating nutrition trainings; cooking demonstrations, awareness and timed and targeted nutrition counselling
  • Build capacity of community volunteers in basic nutrition using care group model
  • Develop nutrition education curriculum and simple recipes with community based volunteers.
  • Provide technical support and training to community groups in the implementation of nutrition programming food security and, VSLA.
  • Monitor community programme quality and measure progress through field visits and review of reporting documents.
  • Ensure accountability of funds and resources through monitoring visits.
  • Use information from monitoring processes to build the capacity of the community.
  • Assist community groups to develop their capacity in resource development.
  • Ensure that there is nutrition, gender and justice mainstreaming in project delivery.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report all nutrition related deliverables.
  • Represent the project at district nutrition forums.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review quarterly and annual operational plans and budgets.
  • Provide overall technical support, supervision, management and general support to the programs implementation team
  • Liaise With stakeholders at different levels to ensure delivery of high quality programme implementation and sustainability.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual programmatic reports to the donors and different stakeholders.

  • Applicants must be holders of Degree in Nutrition, Environmental Health or Agriculture obtained from a recognized training institution.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with care groups
  • Experience in integrated community development in areas of Health and Nutrition, food security and livelihoods will be added advantage.
  • Ability to transfer technical expertise through formal and informal training skills in participatory methodologies
  • Applicants must demonstrate direct experience overseeing a project, using participatory approaches, assessment, M&E methodologies and knowledge of current nutrition trends.
  • Must be a good team player with strong organizational skills.
  • Applicants must be experts in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Applicants must have a clean Motorbike License.


Applications must be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, which includes names and contacts of at least three traceable referees and applicant’s current working phone numbers, and should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Management Officer

Applications should be sent to:


Close of Business: 6th September 2019

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