Regional Nutrition Governance Coordinator – Rukwa at Save the Children | April 2024

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Job Description

TITLE: Regional Nutrition Governance Coordinator

Job Identification 6870
GRADE: 3 CONTRACT LENGTH: One Year Renewable
Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Save the Children has been working in child rights governance (CRG) from various sectors on both Mainland and Zanzibar, for many years with notable success. Save the Children seeks Regional Nutrition Governance project coordinator for a USAID Lishe Mtambuka Project based in Rukwa. The Regional Nutrition Governance Coordinator will assist the Nutrition Governance Senior Technical Advisor in providing technical assistance to Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and Civil Society organization in planning, budgeting, monitoring of and reporting on the National Multi-sectoral Nutritional Action Plan (NMNAP) II at Regional and district levels and on how to operationalize Tanzania Resource Mobilization Strategy (RMS). The Regional Nutrition Governance Coordinators will work closely with Regional Authorities and civil society organization (CSO) on a regular basis to strengthen coordination of Multi-sectoral Nutritional Steering Committees. In addition, the Regional Nutrition Governance Coordinators in collaboration with CSO will participate in the planning cycles and budgeting sessions related to Nutrition. She/he will provide strategic and operational leadership on Nutrition Governance in respective Regions. She/he will oversee the implementation of the nutrition governance in the region.

The Regional Nutrition Governance Coordinator will be responsible for representing the USAID Lishe Mtambuka in Quarterly Steering Committees for the Regional Multi-Sectoral Nutritional Steering Committees. She/he will provide technical assistance to the Regional Authorities to support councils to use national planning and accountability tools and integrate nutrition into comprehensive development plans.


Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, Health & nutrition and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Rukwa, Iringa, Morogoro, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country.

Reports to: Nutrition Governance Senior Technical Advisor
Staff reporting to this post: CSO Nutrition Governance officers
Budget Responsibilities: None
Technical Support
• Spearhead coordination, preparation and implementation of Regional Nutrition Governance Activities
• Provide technical support to the coordination of the Regional Multisectoral steering Committees
• Work together with CSO to ensure timely disbursement of funds for nutrition activities at council level
• Provide technical support to CSOs in supporting the LGAs on utilization of health system and accountability tools that includes; PLANREP, IMES, nutrition scorecard, Afya supportive supervision (SS) , and Multi-Sectoral Nutritional Information System (MNIS)
• Provide leadership and management support to CSO Nutrition Governance Officers and encourage teamwork and collaboration;
• Ensure regular follow-up on nutrition multi-sectoral scorecard meetings and compare the outputs with the indicators and provide guidance to the CSO on action to be taken
• Provide technical assistance to the implementation of the Tanzania Resource Mobilization Strategy (RMS) and increase per capital expenditure for nutrition for the region
• Provide technical support to the CSO to support LGA to develop resource mobilization and engagement strategies.
• Provide technical support to the Regional Authorities to develop private sector engagement and participation strategy for nutrition for the region
• Participate in development of regional implementation plans and project progress reports
• Represent the USAID Lishe Mtambuka Activity in the regional partners coordination meeting, Regional Nutrition Multisectoral steering Committee , and regional community of practice and other relevant policy foras
• Conduct supportive supervision on nutrition governance and nutrition sensitive interventions and come out with improvement plans.
• Participates in joint field monitoring visits, Program review meetings and planning meetings with USAId Lishe Mtambuka team with support from the CO team.
• Any other duties assigned.

• Coordinate all the project activities as are provided in the project document, DIP and budget.
• Represent SCI in technical working group meetings at district level to foster collaboration, learning and engagement.
• Represent the project in various forums at regional, district, facility and community level to articulate project priorities and recommended actions.
• Organizes and executes community review meetings, campaigns, experience sharing /exchange visits and other similar fora that help replicate good practices and lessons.
• Keeps self-abreast of national and regional strategies related to Nutrition Governance, uses the knowledge to inform and adapt project strategies.

Reporting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Ensure timely writing and submission of quality and accurate reports including weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports and at all other requested times.
• Provide support to program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and impact assessment efforts; work in close collaboration with the country office M&E specialist and USAID Lishe Mtambuka program team to ensure that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
• In collaboration with SC communication and knowledge management staff and Technical Advisors , lead the process of documenting and disseminated best practices in form of case studies, success stories, briefs, video clips in addition to the project reports related to nutrition governance

Staff Management and Development
• Overall Line management responsibilities for the Lishe Mtambuka project staff, in the region.
• Provide technical and development support to staff for continuous learning opportunities as appropriate
• Manage the performance of Nutrition and Health System Officer through the effective use of the Develop to Perform approach
• Lead and motivate field staff members, ensuring they have clear work plans and objectives for program implementation
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values;
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same;
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others;
• Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters;
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;
• Willing to take disciplined risks.
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
• Bsc. Home Economics and human Nutrition or related relevant field or related fields. Master’s degree would be an added advantage but not required.
• Bsc. Home Economics and human Nutrition and Msc. Human Nutrition or related relevant field
• Sound understanding of local government systems and previous work experience in Nutrition Governance programming
• Experience with budget analysis in the governance
• USAID-funded projects is an added advantage. MEAL experience is also needed.
• At least five years of experience working on the implementation and coordination of nutrition interventions;
• Previous experience working with a range of government and civil society counterparts and multilateral partners;
• Experience working with government institutions and\or local and international organizations;
• Experience in Data collection and analysis;
• Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Kiswahili;
• Excellent knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook;
• Knowledge of nutrition services, and healthcare services is preferable;
• Knowledge of the regions of the intervention.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Regional and District Authorities.
• Written and oral fluency in English is a requirement.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
• working with people in local communities, policymakers and colleagues
• forging trust, gaining true friendship and empowering people
Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Apply Before 04/12/2024, 09:00 PM