World Vision International NGO Project Officer (Nutrition) Jobs in Tanzania

World Vision International NGO Project Officer (Nutrition) Jobs in Tanzania

Major Responsibilities

Technical support and Strategic engagement

  • Ensure Leadership in technical implementation of key project activities.

  • Develop a detailed annual project plan to monitor and track project progress to meet budgetary objectives and adjusts project constraints in consultation with project management team and World Vision Canada’s (WVC’s) Chief of party.

  • Facilitate technical assistance to the local stakeholders such as regions, districts and relevant Ministries to implement the project activities for achieving maximum impact in the implementation of the project.

  • Identify, and manage project risks in a timely manner in consultation with the project management and escalate to Senior Management and CoP in WVC for those requiring Management and donor’s attention.

  • Work closely with Cluster manager and technical specialists to integrate the project interventions into the ongoing Health, nutrition and livelihood interventions to enhance scale up and sustainability.

  • Coordinate and work closely with other project implementing local partners to ensure specific activities such as locally appropriate bio-fortified crops production and scaled up in the target regions.

  • Ensure social behavior change communication strategies and interventions are developed and implemented to address barriers to adoption of improved adolescent sexual reproductive health practices and rights among adolescents, youths and young men/women of reproductive age

  • Ensure all key project models are implemented and documented with high fidelity and quality
    Chair and ensure participation of project stakeholders in related Project Steering committee meetings with other implementing partners

    End Results

  • Established and maintained meaningful partnerships, collaborations and networks in support of the project.

  • Project Activities are implemented as per timelines in Annual work Plan and high standards.

  • Project activities are within the approved budget limit

  • Adequate human resource planning, capacity building, and collaboration throughout the project implementation

  • Low audit risks or minimum audit queries and / or findings whenever an audit is done

  • Activity and output targets achieved on timely manner and with acceptable variance (less than 10%).

    Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Establish and maintain high quality and timely project reporting, and communications in alignment to the specific donor requirements, WVC and WVT standards.

  • In collaboration with M&E and project coordinator ensure that the project results, and targets are monitored and adjusted as necessary as well as an annual work plans developed, which reflect the objectives of the project. (gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation in each region.)

  • Ensure proper operational opening/launch and closing of the project as well as dissemination of monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress. Disseminate project follow- up reports to guide timely action.

  • Work closely with the Project M&E and WVC to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation tracking tools to ensure all project indicators report clear linkage of activities to intended outputs and outcomes and that the level of change is clearly tracked.

  • Coordinate the Project M&E and Grants Finance Officer to ensure that donor reports (both financial and narrative) are generated and sent out to WVC and local stakeholders in time. Prior review from National Office (NO) must be done.

  • Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories internally and externally.

  • Support all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems are produced according to WVC and donor’s requirements

    End Results

  • Reach is well captured and updated as per the project indicators and data base system.

  • Project steering committee has approved Annual work plan (AWP), M&E plan, Procurement plan, budget among other relevant tools for implementation.

  • Project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories are documented and uploaded in Horizon and WV Central Repository, and shared with WVC and the donors.

  • All key project documents and information are uploaded in Horizon


  • Lead and facilitate preparation of project narrative and financial reports in accordance with donor designated formats as required. Ensure that draft reports disseminated for review and feedback by senior management team, relevant technical advisors prior to submitting the final report to WVC.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements (timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation).

  • Lead preparation of project specific information sheets, human impact stories, short video clips and photographs for public engagement. Provide relevant communications information as necessary for dissemination to donors, WVC and media.

  • In collaboration with Compliance and reporting officer, maintain Project and report tracking system to ensure all Project files are organized and well managed for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring.

  • Share lessons learned with local partners, WVT leadership, staff and donors from field reports to enhance local planning and implementation and suggest modifications that might be necessary at the local level based on evidence and lessons learnt

    End Results

  • Donor reports submitted to NO review 10 days before the deadlines for submission to Donor or Support Office.

  • Queries on donor reports responded too timely.
    Monthly Management Report (MMR) is shared to Technical Team Leader, Cluster and Senior Grants & Operations Manager as per set deadlines.

  • Grants Dashboard is updated on monthly basis and quarterly basis by the 25th of each month and shared to Senior Grants & Operations Manager.

    Knowledge/ Qualifications for the Role

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in leading, coordinating and managing integrated nutrition projects

  • Demonstrated experience in a Project Management role and use of project management cycle in the delivery of development projects is required.

  • Demonstrated experience managing multidisciplinary teams is an advantage.

  • Experience in implementing international donor funded projects and working with implementing partners /local CSOs and WROs is an advantage;

  • Experience in delivering technical assistance and/or institutional capacity building is an asset

  • Familiar with current Advocacy issues around Nutrition, adolescent sexual reproductive health and working with community is a MUST

  • Experience in implementing projects in sectors of ASHR, MNCH, Nutrition, Economic empowerment and working with children under 5 and women of reproductive age

    Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Bachelor Degree in Human / Clinical Nutrition and/or Project Management from a recognised institution

    Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills; Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders,

  • Excellent coordination and planning skills

  • Report writing skills: Ability to write complex reports

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent team player with minimum supervision

  • Significant experience of working with government officials, multiple partners, community groups and communities.

  • Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.

  • Experience in working with international donor funded grants

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff

  • Good planning and Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must

  • Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work

  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision International NGO Project Officer (Nutrition) Jobs in Tanzania

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