Programme Officer-Nutrition and Health
Action Against Hunger

Created in 1979, Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is an international humanitarian organization fighting against hunger in the world. Its mission is to save lives eradicating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and after emergency situations caused by conflicts and natural disasters. Today, Action Against Hunger is a major player in the fight against hunger in the world. Structured on an international network, it provides a coordinated response in nearly 50 countries. Its priority is to have effective actions in the fields and testify about vulnerable population. Since the reasons for hunger are many, its response is multi-sectoral based on solid expertise. 

Action Against Hunger started its work in Nepal from 2005 and has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. Currently operational in 4 districts (Nawalparasi East, Nawalparasi West, Nuwakot and Rasuwa), it is fighting hunger through different interventions viz. Advocacy, Food Security & Resources of Existence,  Mental Health & Child Care practices, Nutrition & Health, Research, Risk & Disaster Management and WASH.

Action Against Hunger is calling this EOI to develop roster of technical experts and consultancy services for above-mentioned positions in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Programme Officer-Nutrition and Health

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Overall preparation and planning of the research activities in the district
  • Coordination and communication with project staff, health workers, female community volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Team management
  • Ensure and support Logistics, transport and equipment handling 
  • Recording, documentation and reporting
  • Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring of research activities in different clusters
  • Support in financial projection and settlement in timely manner
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in nutrition and health meetings/discussions/ fora

Qualification and Required Skills: 

  • Master’s in public health, nutrition, development studies, nutrition and dietetics, social science or relevant discipline with at least one (1) year of experience in nutrition and health specific programme preferably in International/NGO or UN agency; or Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years of experience in aforementioned field
  • Significant experiences in Community/Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (C/IMAM) and/Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) is mandatory 
  • Strong computer literacy and knowledge of database and spread sheet applications such as excel is essential
  • Experience in using mobile data collection (ODK, KoBo or any similar applications) will have added value
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, negotiation and communication skills
  • Sound Nepali and English communication and presentation skills 
  • Experience in nutrition research and/or nutrition assessments
  • Ability to work in diverse environment with short deadlines and intense pressure
  • Experience in conducting surveys, focus group discussion and key informant interviews
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Willing to travel extensively 
  • Innovative problem solver
  • Results oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Training/capacity building skill
  • Ability to conduct/organize workshops and meetings independently
  • Possess valid license of two wheeler will be an added advantage

Contract Type : Fixed Term
Contract Duration: 11 months
Duty Station: Nawalparasi West

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter, updated CV with two referees through email: by 5th April 2019 by 5 pm. The Vacancy Reference (ACFNNHNAPO) must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Contre la Faim Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained. Please note that this position will be recruited subject to availability of fund.

Action Contre La Faim is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups.

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