Description

Description

Technical Expert- Nutrition
Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF)
Location: Achutapuram, Anakapalli district with frequent travel to Vijayawada and Mylavaram


Job Description:

 

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.
About the Project
Yes! To Poshan program is a collaborative programme of Tata Trusts, & Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation  (VCF). This programme address the challenges of limited and inappropriate diet amongst women and children and encourage diet diversity through a planned BCC campaign in Andhra Pradesh 

As part of the program, VCF will undertake multiple interventions including surveys, growth monitoring and a  holistic behavior change campaign to encourage the inclusion of various food groups in their diet and promote  the cultivation of backyard fruits and vegetables. These activities will take place in the form of interpersonal or  one-to-one interactions, small group and community conversations, and also encourage male participation.

Role Details
Role  Technical Expert- Nutrition 
Location  Achutapuram, Anakapalli district with frequent travel to Vijayawada and  Mylavaram.
Association  Contractual
Stakeholders
Relationship (Within Organization) Team Lead, Regional Manager, Thematic Heads, HR team, Admin &  Finance team
Relationship (Outside Organization)  Research Institutions, ICDS and Health Departments
Brief Job Description
The responsibilities of the position include providing technical support on nutrition front including MIYCN, Diet  Diversity and building the technical capacities of the ground level functionaries and support in implementing  behavioural change campaign at a scale. 
1 S/he is overall responsible for providing technical support in Nutrition especially diet diversity focused on  strengthening & capacitating government system on anthropometry, growth monitoring, Dietary patterns  etc.
2 Support team in undertaking baseline, midline and end line assessments by providing required technical  assistance.
3 Responsible for Creation and Development of Recipe manuals in line with geographic requirements
Responsible for creating BCC/IEC material (on diet diversity & 1000 days’ care) relevant to the project requirement and capacity building trainings to Poshan Sakhis and AWWs.
5 Support in the planning and implementation of project activities in the targeted geography.
6 Consolidate case studies, documents and provide timely and quality reports. Analyzing field level nutrition  related data & develop reports for review and monitoring and Undertake appropriate additional  responsibilities as assigned by the Project manager
7 S/he is overall responsible for providing technical support in Nutrition especially diet diversity focused on  strengthening & capacitating government system on anthropometry, growth monitoring, Dietary patterns  etc.
8 Technical support in creating communication collaterals for diet diversity and MIYCN care. 
Submission of plans and reports periodically.
Represent Vijayavahini Charitable foundation in professional events.
10  Any other tasks assigned by the organisation lead based on project demand
Job Specifications
Knowledge & Skills
Good negotiation and influencing skills supported by excellent communication skills; 

• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and Telugu; 

• Computer proficiency with specific familiarity with commonly used Windows and MS Office software; 

• Problem-Solving skills and curiosity to learn new things 

• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with strong facilitation skills, and ability to analyse reports, and plan and monitor projects. 

• Ability to make effective use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen programs and partnerships with government.

Competencies:
Essential

Deciding and initiating action 

Planning and organizing 

Adhering to principles and values

Desirable: 

• Prior experience in working with Government functionaries(ICDS/Health) will be an added advantage.

Experience:
3-6 years of relevant experience with a reputed organization preferably in Nutrition/Health domains
Qualifications:
Post-Graduation in in Nutrition/ Public Health/ / Food Technology/Home Sciences
Women candidates are encouraged to apply for this role as the current program targets mostly the Pregnant  women and lactating mothers of ICDS.

How to Apply:-

Please use the below link and fill in the required information to complete the application process

https://lnkd.in/dcVUknCC