Scope of Work
The technical advisor will provide technical support to the PMO and TFNC to assist them to coordinate, provide technical assistance, and strengthen the capacity of nutrition-sensitive sectors for improved multi-sectoral nutrition planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation, to improve implementation and results of the NMNAP and the development of nutrition-sensitive components of the NMNAP II.
Core accountabilities include: Programmatic: quality planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders To provide support to the Chief of Party in terms of organization, document preparation, and coordination of activities Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders The position will work under the direct line management of the USAID Advancing Nutrition Chief of Party in Tanzania, and is expected to work closely and coordinate with other project staff. Specific Responsibilities
The Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following, under each area of accountability: Programmatic Develop, guide and oversee the project’s technical activities related to support to MNMAP, including support for capacity strengthening activities at the national level; technical input to program and policy development; and data monitoring, interpretation, and reporting.
Support the results reporting to monitor the project’s performance, including contributing to quarterly, annual and other ad hoc reporting to USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition/HQ. Provide other technical support as requested. Partner relations Engage and ensure strong working relationships with the PMO, TFNC, President’s Office - Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities (PO-RALG), relevant line ministries, all relevant USAID-funded activities. Represent USAID Advancing Nutrition in national, regional, and international forums as needed. Other Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of multi-sectoral nutrition issues in Tanzania, especially related to nutrition-sensitive issues, including national policy development, program planning and budgeting processes, and key players ingovernment, INGOs, UN and national/regional and local civil society organizations.
Ensure the USAID Advancing Nutrition Gender Equality Strategy is understood and incorporated into activities as appropriate. Required Competencies Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in teams and cross-cultural settings. Excellent time management and personal organization skills. Comfortable working in a matrixed, integrated work environment. Confident giving and receiving feedback in a direct, professional manner. Ability to direct multiple long and short-term activities simultaneously with minimal supervision. Broad capacity building and training experience.
Demonstrated understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working in communities and with vulnerable populations. Strong capacity to foster new and effective partnerships, including effective participation in technical working groups. Demonstrated ability and affinity for delivering technical assistance in developing countries. Ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation plans to determine activity results and monitor impact. Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies, strategies, and program priorities.
Qualifications Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, food security, social sciences, international development, or a related field. At least 5 years of professional experience working on similar projects. Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition, especially nutrition-sensitive approaches, food security, food systems, quality improvement, quality assurance, behavior change communication, community development, and multi-sectoral collaboration. Experience with nutrition-sensitive programming, including familiarity with agriculture; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); social protection, and/or maternal and child health (MCH) programming and linkages with nutrition outcomes.
Strong experience coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources, including development of joint work plans. Strong analytical and research capacity. Experience in strengthening developing country local implementing organizations in M&E a plus. Experience interpreting high-level policies, plans, and legislative frameworks. Experience working effectively in partnership with collaborating organizations including government officials, international donors and agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. Ability to respond rapidly to shifting implementation scenarios. Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken with strong presentation skills. Kiswahili a strong plus.
This position is based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel to Dodoma (up to 30%). To Apply Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to BrighterModay Website noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until close of business 4thJanuary, 2020 Helen Keller International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above or: Tel: 646-356-1789; Fax: (212) 532-6014 Beware of Fraud: Employers advertising their positions on the BrighterMonday platform are not supposed to receive payment from job seekers.
If an Employer asks you to pay during the application process, please report it to us through this number [mobile number removed] Co-founded in 1915 by Helen Keller, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving and improving the sight and lives of the world’s vulnerable. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition with more than 120 programs in 20 African and Asian countries, as well as in the United States. Renowned for our reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, Helen Keller International promotes the development of large-scale, sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing issues in public health. HKI is a global leader in developing and promoting evidence-based approaches to prevent and treat blindness, malnutrition and neglected tropical diseases.
We build programs based on scientific knowledge and local situational analyses, and rely on ongoing program monitoring and evaluation, as well as operations research, to maximize our impact and develop new scientific and programmatic knowledge. We place high value on documentation and sharing our work particularly through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific fora. Background HKI is a partner in USAID Advancing Nutrition, USAID’s flagship nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition.
Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development. The purpose of USAID Advancing Nutrition’s work in Tanzania is to improve the capacity of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC) to facilitate effective coordination and technical assistance to nutrition-sensitive sectors for successful implementation of the National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) July 2016-June 2021 and provide targeted technical assistance to USAID/Tanzania.
The activity has three objectives: Objective 1: Strengthen appropriate combined use of the nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific components of the NMNAP Objective 2: Support the development of the NMNAP II and its Common Results Framework. Objective 3: Provide technical assistance to USAID/Tanzania.
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