Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Brand: Food For The Hungry
Req#: 181896
Updated: 08/12/2013
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Washington, DC USA
Category: US/Salaried
Salary: Salary
Benefits: No Benefits
Contact: Debbie Meythaler
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Job Description

Closing 4/1/13 (9:00 AZ time)

Motivated by Christ's love, this position plays a key role in promoting the wholistic ministry of Food for the Hungry (FH) through the framework of the organization’s vision, “God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide.”  In order to accomplish this vision, FH’s mission is to “walk with churches leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.”


  • The Health and Nutrition Coordinator reports directly and functionally to the Senior Coordinator of Health Programs
  • The Health and Nutrition Coordinator  does not have any management or supervisory responsibilities.

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will be expected to provide technical support and administrative backstopping to Food for the Hungry’s maternal and child health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS interventions that are under programs managed by the food security unit (Title II, ICB, OFDA, PRM, etc.) and health unit.  The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will report to the Senior Coordinator of Health Programs and will coordinate extensively with the Global Services Staff, Regional Leadership and Country Office staff.  The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will also provide support in the development of new proposals and monitoring of current proposals as need in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS. 


Other duties may be assigned

Key Result Area #1:  Provide technical and administrative support in the health, WASH and nutrition interventions of FH’s programs that are managed by the food security, health and emergency relief units.  (70%)

  1. Provide technical and administrative backstopping support to the health related strategic objectives of FH’s USAID-funded Title II, multi-year assistance food security programs.
  2. Assist health program staff in programs backstopped by the food security, health and emergency relief unit to improve the use of Essential Nutrition Actions (by mothers of young children), Essential Hygiene Actions, and prevention of common childhood diseases (especially diarrhea, ARI, and malaria) through effective household behavior change.
  3. Assist health program staff in programs backstopped by the food security, health, or emergency response unit to improve the status, health and HIV treatment literacy of program beneficiaries.
  4. Develop methodologies and conduct trainings for Title II, OFDA, and other field programs with  FH and partner staff as part of institutional capacity building, including training in new and existing methodologies (e.g., local determinants of malnutrition, management of severe malnutrition, LQAS, barrier analysis);
  5. Communicate regularly and visit with Title II, OFDA, and other health staff and provide program implementation support, including the timely execution of the Detailed Implementation Plan, budget tracking, monitoring and evaluation
  6. Review health, sanitation and nutrition portions of scheduled program reports and evaluations from food security, OFDA, and other fields and verify they are complete and accurate in addition to highlighting intervention areas that require support
  7. Collaborate with other US PVOs on health sector, food security and emergency relief best practices through working groups and information sharing
  8. Meet as needed with the USAID Food for Peace or OFDA staff and/or other USAID staff in order to support on-going and potential food security health and nutrition programs
  9. Represent the organization at PVO coordination and briefing meetings in Washington, DC that are related to food security, HIV/AIDS, or health programming best practices and strategies
  10. Support other capacity building program activities as assigned.
  11. Follow or create (where not yet established) monitoring systems based on approved Indicator
    Tracking Tables to ensure timely reporting between FH and the lead agency and or donor.
  12. Prepare reports as required by the lead agency, donor, and FH creative services.
  13. Support and prepare fields with tools needed to carry out surveys, include sampling directions, data entry templates, training on survey implementation, and assist to analyze data.  
  14. Coordinate with the Coordinator of Education Programs, lead agencies, and FH Field staff to ensure the BCC curriculum has been adapted based on formative research and local needs and is produced according to the DIP.

Key results Area #2:  Provide program design and proposal development support for health and HIV/AIDS grants.  (30%)

  1. Coordinate with GSC, Regional Leadership and Country Office staff to support health and HIV/AIDS program design and proposal development;
  2. Assist the Relief Unit, as needed, to respond to emergency situations through project design, writing proposals, field assessments, and/or contributing to the response in country.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Has a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  
  • Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Food for the Hungry
  • Technical expertise in the area maternal and child health and nutrition, including the essential nutrition and hygiene actions, the focus on children under 2 years of age and other studies, interventions and methods to reduce maternal and child malnutrition.  
  • Ability to manage and write successful health and nutrition proposals to multi-lateral or government donors (i.e. USAID, DFID, EuropeAID, the World Bank, the Global Fund, UNICEF).
  • Excellent program management skills; ability to manage complex health and nutrition development programs funded by national and multi-lateral donors.
  • Ability to design effective health and nutrition programs, including staffing structures, activities, timelines and monitoring systems.
  • Knowledgeable in survey design, implementation and analysis using statistical software.
  • Excellent trainer, skilled at implementing adult learning theory into teaching sessions.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Good project management knowledge and experience
  • Professional and considerate written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural teams where communication styles maybe very different and English language comprehension or ability maybe limited.
  • Ability to organize time to meet hard deadlines for proposal and training needs.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for 8 hours a day doing repetitive motions on a keyboard.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time per year in the US and internationally, ability to travel to insecure countries or locations.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to stand for long periods, walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces at times.
  • Ability to travel in a car over rough roads for up to six hours.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google systems

Master of Public Health, Nutrition or other health related master’s degree required, at least three years prior experience supporting the technical implementation of health development programs funded by multi-lateral or government donors (i.e. USAID, DFID, EuropeAID, the World Bank, the Global Fund, UNICEF), and at least one year of experience living and working on a development or relief program in a developing country.

None at present.

Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  Conversational and/or training proficiency in French, Amharic, Portuguese, Swahili and/or Spanish is preferred.




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