Job Vacancy Opened at Catholic Relief Services | How to Apply

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Job Vacancy Opened at Catholic Relief Services for Application | How to Apply.

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Details of Catholic Relief Services Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS Zambia has been implementing a number of programmes to support vulnerable Zambians. Its recent programming areas include: nutrition, agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.


The Food and Nutrition Security for Enhanced Resilience (FANSER) project is an initiative under GIZ for the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation. The project aims to improve the food and nutritional situation of people living in food-insecure households, especially women of reproductive age and children under the age of 2. Since 2015, CRS has been implementing FANSER in Eastern province, deploying integrated multi-sector interventions to reduce malnutrition and stunting in target communities. CRS is now planning an expansion of FANSER activities to two districts of Luapula province, Mwense and Kawambwa, with implementation slated to run from September 2019 to December 2021. Luapula has the second highest rate of child stunting (45%, including 17% severely stunted), wasting (6%) and underweight children (15%) of all provinces (ZDHS, 2018).  FANSER aims to build on its experience in Eastern province to meet the critical nutrition and food security needs in Luapula.

Position Summary

Based in Kawambwa, the Nutrition Project Officer is responsible for supporting the Program Manager in quality implementation of integrated nutrition activities under FANSER Luapula, in collaboration with donor/technical partner GIZ and local implementing partners. S/he will train the partner Field Supervisors and Nutrition and Health Promoters in the Care Group model, an internationally recognized behavior change communication strategy that uses peer education to cascade recommended maternal and child health and nutrition practices from trained intermediaries and volunteers to beneficiaries in the communities.  S/he will work closely with implementing partners to implement the Care Group methodology, providing guidance on volunteer and field staff recruitment and formation of Care Groups. The Nutrition Project Officer will also act as coordinator, technical advisor and mentor to local implementing partners and project staff and intermediaries, including Field Supervisors, Health Promoters, Sanitation Promoters and Gender Animators. S/he will also support implementation of Community Led Total Nutrition approach, and transfer of nutrition-sensitive WASH messaging and behavior change communication to trained intermediaries and beneficiaries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize and facilitate trainings for implementing partner staff and Field Supervisors in essential nutrition actions and other integrated health, WASH and gender topics
  • Train partners and field staff on transferring knowledge to beneficiary households through the Care Group methodology
  • Provide technical guidance and support to local partners on implementation of Care Group model
  • Develop selection criteria for Nutrition Volunteers and support partners and Health Promoters to form Care Groups and neighbor groups
  • Support the Program Manager in mapping and identifying target communities for participation in FANSER Luapula
  • Conduct accompanying supervisory visits with local partners to Health Promoters and other field supervisors as needed, providing constructive feedback to ensure quality service delivery
  • Participate in planning, learning and review meetings with CRS management, partners and the donor as needed, to assess project performance, improve coordination across partners and stakeholders and support identification of success stories, lessons learned and actions for improvement
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities, as required
  • Contribute to report writing as required by the donor and CRS
  • Support the MEAL Manager in training field level staff in data collection tools and support monthly data collection and identifying and sharing lessons learned
  • Support partners and Health Promoters in conducting community-wide health, hygiene and nutrition events
  • Collaborate with local partners to implement Community Led Total Nutrition approach to select communities
  • Ensure linkages and coordination with key stakeholders in Kawambwa and Mwense, including local health facilities, community-based government health workers, community leaders, and other local organizations implementing health and nutrition activities in the districts
  • Ensure Health Promoters and Nutrition Volunteers and other intermediaries are referring children with moderate or severe under-nutrition correctly for recuperative services at the local health facility
  • Other functions as assigned by the Program Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, nutrition or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in health, hygiene and/or nutrition activities or related technical discipline, with at least one year of experience in technical capacity with another NGO.
  • Training in health or nutrition with experience in community development will be considered. Previous experience in health behavior change for improved household nutrition is desired.
  • Experience working with health facilities.
  • Knowledgeable about essential nutrition actions, growth monitoring and promotion, pre- and post-natal care, child health and pre-natal cards, and behavior change methodologies.
  • Strong analytical, facilitation and coordination skills.
  • Experience leading and inspiring people.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge through trainings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within communities, while being sensitive to gender and local customs
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the field.
  • Experience with Microsoft word, internet and excel packages.

Personal Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relationship management abilities
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Travel Required: 50%

Key Working Relationships

Supervisory: None

Internal:  Program Manager, Project Director, Country Representative, Head of Programs, MEAL

External: Implementing partners, donor, host country government agencies, DNCC, WNCC, donor agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations working in the field of food security and nutrition

Agency-wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Method of Application

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: [email protected]. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 05th April 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

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