Africare: Technical Advisor - Nutrition

Africare
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 31 January, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Africare's Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution to the South African Government's response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment , care and support for people living HIV and AIDS , their caregivers, family members and community including oprhans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.

Africare seeks to appoint a Technical Advisor for Nutrition, based in East London.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and support, direction and technical leadership for the nutrition component of the project in the design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions related to health, HIV and AIDS and TB;
  • Contribute to proposal writing and other business development activities;
  • Work under the supervision the Deputy Chief  of Party ( DCOP) and will be responsible for ensuring technical support and assistance in the Africare supported areas while performing the full range of duties and operational activities including but not limited to:
    • Providing NACS capacity building and technical support to Africare staff, partners and government authorities as required;
    • Representing Africare as delegated in, technical working group meetings, Department  of Health meetings, and other relevant forums
  • Meet regularly and liaise closely with relevant authorities ( i.e. District/Province/ other NGOs);
  • Serve as the point of contact for all matters related to nutrition, particularly the scaling up of NACS acitivies, integration of nutrition in primary helathcare programming, policy development and capacity building;
  • As part of Africare nutrition strategy, explore ways in which factors affecting PLHIV nutition status can be addressed with community participation, and document for future programming;
  • Work at the district, sub district, health facility and community level participating in strategy implementation and technical discussions, as well as negotiating to determine priorities for development;
  • Promote the sharing of best practise and learning in relation to programming ,advocacy and campaign activities amongst area Programmes;
  • Work in close partnership with the Care, Treatment and Support including OVC, Clinical Nurse Mentor, Pharmacy and M& E Technical Advisors regarding nutrition programme;
  • Under the guidance of the DCOP;
  • Develop concept notes and proposals related to nutrition.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Nutrition or equivalent from a recognised institution. Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field is a plus
  • Minimum of five year's experience in providing technical assistance in nutritional services in Publc Health Sector;
  • Minimum of two years management experience;
  • Comprehensive understanding of HIV and AIDS;
  • Flexibility to work at a number of sites among disadvantaged communities;
  • Experience in facilitating nutrition related trainings, workshops is an added advantage;
  • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Ability to use Word and Power Point to develop documents / presentations;
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and social issues surrounding HIV infection in South Africa specifically;
  • Ability to work well with others;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a must;
  • Valid driver's licence and abiity to travel extensively to supported sub-districts.

To apply, submit a CV and details of three contactable employment references must be forwarded to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to work place diversity.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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