Stage 3: Publication requirements may oblige the incumbent to have regular contact with or access to children or adolescents.
The Agricultural Officer responsible for nutrition works in an interdisciplinary team under the leadership of regional program director Singada-Dodoma. He/she will be based in Singida-Dodoma and will be responsible for coordinating with project nutrition managers to identify and support the care group members. Assistance includes transfers of productive inputs, agricultural production training, allotment support and training, post-harvest treatment and storage assistance, and food conservation training. He/she will also lead the formation of the village
Savings and Loan Groups (VICOBAS) composed of members of the Care Group who wish to join us voluntarily. He/she will also be responsible for working closely with nutritionists to identify and train the various actors in nutrition-sensitive agriculture, including the importance of diversifying food production and domestic consumption as well as health practices and hygiene foods, food storage articles and drinking water devices as filters. He/she will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of high-quality projects from all project activities.
SCOPE OF ROLE
Save the Children has been working in Tanzania since 1986 and supports children through humanitarian aid and development assistance programs to support Tanzanian government priorities and policies directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, children's rights, education, nutrition, HIV / TB and emergency response. As part of a global reorganization process, in 2012 Save the Children has combined SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden's programs into a single operation in Tanzania. Currently, we are present in Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, and Kigoma, working with partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 people and have an annual operating budget of approximately $ 10 million.
Update from: Singida-Dodoma Region Program Director
The staff reports directly to this publication: Nothing
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
1. Programme responsibilities
The overall goal of this project to support food security and nutrition in Tanzania is to improve food security and ultimately reduce the high growth rate in Tanzania. The specific objective is to improve access to and use of nutrient-rich foods through behavioral changes and diversification of food production in the districts of Bahi and Chamwino in the Dodoma region and in the rural areas of Ikungi and Singida in the Singida region. It focuses primarily on children's health and nutrition (MCHN) and focuses on the first 1000 days, with primarily pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of two favored.
The World Food Program (WFP) manages the overall project coordination and implementation of social and behavioral change (SBCC) communication activities of Nutrition and WASH in health facilities and levels of the Health Authority. local government, (b) providing an enriched food basket; (c) improved data management capacity, and (d) strengthening the coordination of interested parties. In addition, WFP can identify and work with other partners for these activities with other donors' funds. Based on the TANZANIA Nutrition Alliance (PANITA) network and other work in the country, Save the Children is the main partner to a) implement CCC activities at home; b) to support different crops and dietary diversity through transfers of assets at the community level and production (c) Community Savings and Loan Groups.
Co-direct with another Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Project Officer, working with nutritionists, to implement, implement, monitor and adapt agricultural and livestock-sensitive activities to improve access and use of nutritious foods. Food production.
Manage and monitor nutritionally sensitive agricultural training for various stakeholders.
Manage asset transfer activities, development of demonstration areas and training in agricultural production practices and family gardening with women and families involved in care groups.
Manage and supervise post-harvest food handling, storage, and preservation training.
Identify and train the VICOBA group leaders, manage the training and train the VICOBA groups, and monitor the activities and progress of the group.
Training and mentoring partners, community educators, and community volunteers who provide home-based education and group training.
Regularly visit the sites of the Bahi, Chamwino, Ikungi and Singida sites to manage the start-up, manage the implementation and monitor the project activities in consultation with the MEAL staff.
Creating the capacity of other employees to plan, conduct and monitor nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities.
Oversee and contribute to the design of evaluations to control the design, implementation, monitoring, and customization of the program.
Develop technical materials in collaboration with technical consultants and possibly external consultants to develop the project's activities, objectives, and results.
Provide timely and accurate oral and written reports
Contribute to strategic project planning and well-written and focused project reports, annual implementation plans, achievements and other written products.
Ensuring the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of quality projects.
Conduct regular field visits to monitor the quality of the project and collect data.
Work with MEAL staff to ensure that data collection and analysis is accurate, accurate, and integrated with project implementation.
Coordinate with other food and agriculture project planners to plan, conduct, monitor, report and adapt work
3. Representation and Coordination
Participation in technical working groups and coordination with other project implementation organizations.
Serving as a focal point for local and international partners, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders in the organization.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Responsible for decision-making, effective resource management, performance and modeling of Save the Children's values
Makes the entire team and partners responsible for the performance of their duties
Set ambitious and challenging goals and take responsibility for your personal development
Think about the future, think strategically and globally
Accessible, good listener, easy to talk; creates and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
It appreciates diversity and different perspectives of people who can work interculturally.
Develops and promotes new and innovative solutions
Ready to take disciplined risks
Honest, promotes openness and transparency
Commitment to the values of Save the Children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES
Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant field experience with an international organization in agriculture and livestock programming.Strong technical knowledge of agriculture, livestock, climate change adaptation (CCA), environmental protection strategies and natural resource management.
Experience, knowledge, and skills in improving the production of allotment gardens, demonstration areas, a participation of excipients, preservation of food and handling and storage after harvest.
Proven experience in project management and time.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.
Proven experience in working effectively with civil society organizations and stakeholders at Community, stakeholder and beneficiary level.
Experience in applying and understanding design, implementation and best practices to promote behavioral change and adoption of best practices and technologies in agricultural and livestock programs.
In-depth knowledge of agriculture, food security, nutrition and gender issues in the Dodoma and Singida regions of Tanzania.
Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively lead and work in team situations, independently of each other.
Knowledge and understanding of donor policies and procedures are beneficial.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
Location: Singida, Tanzania
Contract - full time
Application deadline: Wednesday, 7th February 2018
All work ends on the given date at midnight UK time