May 24, 2024

Last date of application: 7th June 2024

VCF (Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation), 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. 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 Technical Expert –Public Health and Nutrition
2 Work Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
3 Association Consultant Contract

Stake holders
Relationship (Within Organization): Team Lead, Regional Manager, Thematic Heads.
Relationship (Outside Organization): Govt. Departments, Communities, Field Vendors

Brief Job Description

  1. Provide technical support to the Department of Women and Child development and Health
    and Family welfare for implementing the SAM-MAM program in selected geographies of the state.
  2. Support in capacity building of AWWs, ASHAs and ANMs(AAA) on SAM-MAM programme and other components related
  3. Conduct monitoring and supportive supervision field visits to support the AAAs in implementation of SAM-MAM program;
  4. Enable Convergence between Health and WCD to ensure smooth implementation of the program.
  5. Plan and review the activities in field for the enrolment and follow-up of children with SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition) and MAM (Moderate Acute Malnutrition)
  6. Provide supportive supervision to the district and block coordinators in testing, tracking, and treating the SAM/MAM children across three project districts in the state
  7. Support VCF/ Tata Trusts in data analysis on identification of children with SAM, CMAM register, child details, history of illness, sanitation practices and other socio-economic details;
  8. Support in establishing State specific partnership to introduce energy dense food or any other state proposed foods for uncomplicated SAM children.
  9. Development of State Specific CMAM protocols and guidelines as part of system strengthening activities.
  10. Develop and prepare content for publication in national and international scientific journals, Case studies adhering to established protocols.
  11. Perform other duties as and when required from time to time.

Knowledge Skills
 Technical expertise in nutrition and public health especially in MIYCN Care
 Strong project management and organizational skills.
 Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently.
 Problem-solving and analytical skills.
 Have a good command of spoken and written English and local regional language (Telugu); and
 Extensive travel across the State
 Ability to work in MS office is Mandatory.
 Strong Documentation skills
 Proven skills in training the field resources and community mobilization
 Proven skills in capacity building trainings will be an added advantage.

Experience & Qualifications
 Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or a related field.
 4-10 years of relevant experience, preferably in nutrition / public health program implementation with a reputed organization.
 Prior experience of working with the government departments (ICDS, DWCD, Health and/or MDM) will be preferred.
 Proven track record of designing and implementing successful Nutrition and public health programs.

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

4-10 years
Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time
As per skills and competencies of the candidate
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