Thursday 29 June 2023

Senior Project Officer- NUTRITION at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Tanzania July, 2023

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About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development organization of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In Tan­zania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and accomplished this through development programs of emer­gency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peace-building.
CRS is inviting experienced and qualified candidates to apply for the following post below...

CRS is preparing to implement a global project that will address critical nutrition needs of adolescent girls and young women, with an emphasis on a multi-regional perspective and incorporating a significant goods delivery component. This five-year program will be implemented across seven countries including: Guatemala, India, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Timor Leste, and Zambia. Activities in the seven countries will contribute to the achievement of global results, targets, and indictors under one global award managed by a central Senior Management Team.

Senior Project Officer- NUTRITION
Senior Project Officer- NUTRITION at Catholic Relief Services July, 2023
Job Title: Senior Project Officer- NUTRITION
Reports to: Project Manager
Location: Kigoma
Salary Grade: 8

Job Summary:

As the team member for Sustainable, Targeted, Responsive approach to Optimize Nutrition and Growth (STRONG) for Adolescent Girls and Young Women you will support activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders contributing to the achievement of STRONG project objectives and advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and knowledge of health and nutrition for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance work towards increasing the impact of this global project. This position reports to the project manager.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Program Development:
  • Design and develop evidence-based health and nutrition programs tailored to the specific needs and challenges faced by adolescent girls and young women.
  • Conduct thorough assessments and research to identify the key health and nutrition issues affecting this demographic group.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to integrate health and nutrition components into existing programs and initiatives.
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Counseling and Education: 
  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions to adolescent girls and young women, addressing their health and nutrition concerns.
  • Deliver educational workshops and seminars to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles, proper nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and other relevant topics.
  • Develop educational materials, resources, and tools to support health and nutrition promotion efforts.
Intervention Design and Implementation: 
  • Design and implement innovative interventions to address health and nutrition challenges faced by adolescent girls and young women, such as nutrition education, physical activity programs, and mental health support.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions through data collection, analysis, and regular reporting.
  • Continuously update and improve interventions based on feedback, best practices, and emerging research in the field.
Collaboration and Advocacy:
  • Collaborate with healthcare providers, educators, community organizations, and government agencies to ensure a holistic approach to the health and well-being of adolescent girls and young women.
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of this demographic group, actively participating in relevant forums, conferences, and policy discussions.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with local organizations to leverage resources and expand the reach of health and nutrition programs.
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Basic Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in nutrition, public health, or a related field.
  • Proven experience working with adolescent girls and young women in the field of health and nutrition.
  • In-depth knowledge of the unique health and nutrition challenges faced by the AGYW group.
  • Strong understanding of evidence-based interventions, behavior change strategies, and health promotion principles.
  • Excellent counseling and communication skills, with the ability to engage and motivate adolescent girls and young women.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, policies, and guidelines related to adolescent health and nutrition.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and establish partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to adapt interventions to diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Required Languages
– English and Kiswahili will be preferred.

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 70%.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
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Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
  • Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity – Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust – Shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:
  • Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  • Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Interested qualified candidates should submit their letter of application together with their CV in PDF or Word format in a single attachment which outlines their experience and sustainability of the position applied to email address not later than 18th July, 2023.
The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Female candidates and people from other recognized marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. CRS Tanzania recognizes many people do not have access to university education, limited capacity to travel, women take career breaks to care for family, and physical access for people with disability is limited in some workplaces including in the field. In all recruitment, CRS Tanzania uses a competency-based selection process. This ensures that if a candidate does not have a university degree or many years of experience, their competencies and existing expertise is assessed and valued.

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