District Nutrition Officer: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Deadline: 25 November 2016

Location: Bulilima, Plumtree

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. IMCs’ mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity is undeserved communities worldwide. IMC has worked in Zimbabwe since 2009.

IMC is seeking a qualified candidate for a USAID-funded Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP). The program’s strategic objectives are: Improved household access to, and availability of food; Communities made more resilient to shocks; Nutrition and health among pregnant and lactating females, boys and girls under 2 improved

The District Nutrition Officer will contribute to the strategic objective related to health and nutrition and implement the program activities at district level. Expected responsibilities will include but are not limited to: the establishment and support to care groups at community level; supporting the provision of conditional food rations to Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) and children under 2 and supporting the integration of nutrition into health care services amongst health centres and community level health workers. These activities will incorporate the tenets of the first 1,000 days approach

Qualifications
The candidate should have at least a first degree in Nutrition or Health Promotion. Knowledge of community health practices desirable. The ability to speak isiNdebele is a MUST.

Work experience
At least five years of experience in Community health and nutrition programming; Knowledge of humanitarian and development issues is an asset; Ability to work within various teams and be able to contribute to the overall success of that team; Able to demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to work.

To apply
Qualified and interested candidates are required to submit a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae with the job title in the subject line to: recruitmentzimbabwe@internationalmedicalcorps.org