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May 24, 2024

Last date of application: 7th June 2024

About Organization
VCF is a not-for-profit organization, supported by Tata Trusts, which focuses on a wide range of themes including agriculture, livelihood promotion, sanitation, nutrition, education, skill development and crafts among others.

Project brief
VCF is enhancing its efforts in the nutrition sector within specific districts of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. The goal is to advocate for the integrated management of acute malnutrition with special focus on Severe Acute Malnutrition. This comprehensive approach targets marginalized children and aligns synergistically with ongoing government initiatives.

Role Details
1. Role: Lead- Technical Support Unit (TSU), Nutrition
2. Work Location: Delhi/Mumbai/Vijayawada
3 Association Consultant Contract

Stake holders
Relationship (Within Organization): Team Lead, Regional Manager, Thematic Heads, State Program officers and District and Block level Team.
Relationship (Outside Organization): Govt. Departments, Communities, Field Vendors, External Agencies

Brief Job Description
1. Lead the conceptualization and structuring of the program frameworks, ensuring they are tailored to the unique needs and challenges of each state with respect to SAM Program.
2. To provide technical inputs for designing the management of SAM / MAM interventions with sustainable impact
3. To support and capacity-building strategies under programs related to SAM and MAM Management.
4. To support the harmonization of SAM / MAM advocacy tools, as well as the development of new tools with accurate messages and workable actions
5. To provide technical support to state TSU / Project Team on Protocol for Management of SAM in children
6. To support community assessments and strengthen the capacity of cadres of AAAs – ANM, ASHA, AWWs, and other frontline workers to improve the quality of interpersonal communication and community mobilization activities for IYCF.
7. To support in development of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) work, energy-dense food (EDF) model, supervision of treatment services, supply chain management plan, and community-level implementation of the programs.
8. To monitor and track best practices and technology innovations in the area of Acute Malnutrition aimed at improving nutritional outcomes for children
9. Implement robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track program progress and impact. Regularly assess program components against set goals and objectives, making data-driven adjustments as necessary.
10. To provide strategic assistance and facilitate partnerships and networking with key stakeholders in government, development partners, international organizations, professional associations, and academia
11. Actively coordinate, design, and promote the integration of project with other themes as appropriate e.g., WASH, education, livelihood, health, etc.
12. Perform other duties as and when required from time to time.

Knowledge Skills
 Nutrition strategy development to improve nutritional status of mother & child
 Program monitoring and/or evaluation including the development and operationalization
of project M&E frameworks
 Social and Behaviour Change Communication strategy development
 Ability to integrate multiple themes into the nutrition programs

Competencies
 Formulating strategies and concepts
 Writing and reporting
 Adapting and responding to change
 Working with people
 Persuading and influencing

Experience & Qualifications
 Master’s degree or equivalent degree in Nutrition, Public Health / Nutrition Science
 10 – 12 years of experience in large-scale nutrition program development and management, preferably in MIYCN and experience in the Public Health Nutrition Sector
 Prior experience of working with the government departments (ICDS, DWCD, Health and/or MDM) will be preferred.

How to apply

Interested candidates need to fill required details and attach their CV with a cover letter over the link https://forms.gle/hLUpj3jNLqjRHpuP7 and may send their CV with a cover letter to vcfhrhelpdesk@vijayavahini.org.

Experience
10-12 years
Work Level
Senior-Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Salary
As per skills and competencies of the candidate
Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF)
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Industry
Health and livlihood
Location
Mumbai
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