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Nutrition Coordinator – Fight Hunger First Initiative
 Welthungerhilfe Delhi

 Location: Kolkata
 Last Date: September 25, 2011



Vacancy Announcement, Welthungerhilfe Delhi
Nutrition Coordinator – Fight Hunger First Initiative

About Welthungerhilfe South Asia

Welthungerhilfe, originally founded in the sixties as the National Committee of the FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign and earlier called “German Agro Action”, is a secular, non-profit, non governmental organization in the field of international development cooperation and emergency aid, dedicated to rural development, food security and eradication of root causes of poverty. Since over 40 years Welthungerhilfe, with its headquarters in Germany, supports voluntary and civil society partner organizations in rural India, at present more than 45 project partners in nine states ( ).  

Job Title: Nutrition coordinator

Location: Kolkata

Term: 3 years (with a possibility of renewal)

Reports to: Programme Manager

Salary: on par with other development organisations 

Context: Welthungerhilfe is in the process of rolling out its National programme called “Fight Hunger First Initiative – Realizing Rights and Potentials of India’s Poor” to be implemented in five states of India viz. Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Rajasthan in a phased manner starting from 1st October 2011. 

The Fight Hunger First Initiative is based on a rights-based approach which believes that every person should have equal opportunities, responsibilities and rights, including rights to food and education, and right to participate in social, economic and political life as well as access to services. The activities focus on capacity-building and empowering local communities and by applying a transparent monitoring system to measure effectiveness. Further a strong national and state level advocacy campaign that would highlight key messages and issues collated and verified from the field will be initiated.  The main impact areas of this National level programme would include a) Increasing Food Security and Status of Commons; b) Mother and Child Health c) Children completing Primary Education  

This position will require a strong background in providing technical support and capacity building skills in the area of Nutrition to address the issues related to malnutrition. 

The overall responsibility of the Nutrition Coordinator will be to a) provide advisory support on Nutrition to partner organisations, b) build capacity of partners’ staff and community level key stakeholders in the multiple sectors such as Mother and Child health, Agriculture, Natural Resource management and Primary Education and c) monitor performance with respect to nutrition against the goals, objectives and targets in the five states. 

Main responsibilities: 

1.     Provide technical advice and field level support to Welthungerhilfe’s partners of Fight Hunger First Initiative in five states; 

2.     Coordinate projects and provide support to partners in implementing the project activities, especially in strengthening and monitor them to achieve clearly defined and measurable indicators; 

3.     Undertake field level monitoring visits on a regular basis and bring out well documented analytical monitoring reports of those visits; 

4.     Prepare periodical progress reports to reflect achievement of project targets, document lessons learnt and record project activities. 

5.     Monitor the implementation of  strategies, plans and activities in the areas of Nutrition with the main purpose of addressing malnutrition, IMR and MMR in the target districts 

6.     Will be responsible to improve nutrition concerns in sectors such as Mother and Child health, agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Primary Education and to strengthen multi-sectoral coordination; 

7.     Support partner organisations in addressing gaps in service delivery at a community level and build community based organisations to address malnutrition issues  

8.     Coordinate with partner organisations and other networks to advocate with concerned Government line departments for better prioritization of nutrition issues and for the effective implementation of existing programmes 

9.     Facilitate sharing of information on nutrition, both within and between sectors, including data on nutrition, best practices, lessons learned amongst the partner organisations and other Networks; 

10.  Facilitate the strengthening of monitoring on nutrition to ensure that nutrition indicators are integrated into National level programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting frameworks and systems. 

11.  Represent Welthungerhilfe at different local, state and national level forums  

Qualifications and Experience:  

·         Post graduate Degree in Food & Nutrition / Human Development/Public Health along with professional work experience in working in a Rights based approach for at least 7 - 10 years and knowledge and experience in partner management and capacity building skills  

·         Excellent spoken and written English and Hindi. Additional knowledge of Bangla and Odiya will be an added advantage.  

·         Skills and experience in community level interactions and capacity building; 

·         Proven ability to coordinate with  Government line departments at state and National level; 

·         Knowledge of computer systems and applications, specifically knowledge on  statistics Software will be an added advantage; 

Candidates with less than required experience will not be considered for this position. 

Starting date:  December 1, 2011 (soonest) 

Last date of application: September 25, 2011 

Interested candidates should write to with CC to with their latest CV and a write-up on how they meet the position requirements.  

Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly welcome application from women candidates. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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