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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Deputy Chief of Party - IMA World Health, Tuma Maomb Yako Mapema

IMA World Health is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Senior Nutrition Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded nutrition project in Tanzania. The project aims to strengthen the delivery of integrated community-based nutrition services and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in Tanzania and to build the capacity of the government and communities to sustain these activities.

The DCOP will provide technical and programmatic leadership to the project, overseeing the project's technical teams across SBCC, agriculture and other technical intervention areas for nutrition. In addition, this position will oversee the program and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams, lead project reporting and documentation efforts, while ensuring cost effectiveness and compliance with USAID rules and regulations. S/he will support the Chief of Party and liaise regularly with key stakeholders representing the program, including assigned USAID in-country technical advisors and other staff, relevant Ministry stakeholders, and civil society networks. This position reports directly to the Chief of Party. It is contingent based upon receipt of funding.

Essential Functions:
• Coordinate with the Chief of Party in management of the program technical components, providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives
• Advice the Chief of Party on appropriate decisions and actions in nutrition and/or agriculturally-related technical issues.
• Provide technical guidance on nutrition policy, strategy and multi-sectoral action for nutrition programming.
• Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports
• Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement.
• Oversee implementing partners and advise on technical issues.
• Ensure strong working relationships with implementing & technical partners, the Ministries of Health in Tanzania and USAID.
• Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
• Support development and monitoring of technical work plans and budget

• Master's degree in nutrition or a very closely related field.
• Minimum five years of technical experience in implementing and managing one or more facets of multi-sectoral nutrition issues
• Proven experience in leading community-based nutrition approaches around nutrition sensitive and specific interventions.
• Proven experience in collaboration and coordination to engage various nutrition stakeholders within multi-sectoral nutrition efforts
• Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team
• Solid written English and oral communication skills; fluency in Swahili highly desirable
• Relevant experience in East Africa; experience in Tanzania is preferred.
• Tanzanian nationals encouraged to apply.