National Coordinator, Health & Nutrition

Aug 08, 2017 03:41 pm

Terre des hommes Foundation Company Name: Terre des hommes Foundation

Job Title: National Coordinator, Health & Nutrition

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: NGO/Development

Deadline: 31 Aug,2017

Educational Qualification:
  • Medical doctor
  • OR, University degree in Nutrition
  • OR, Public Health, is required


  • At least 5 year(s)


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in health and nutrition program development, planning and management
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in coordination role
  • Experience in emergency will be consider as a plus
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English, both in writing and speking, is required
  • As well as the following specific «professional» competencies:
  • Result oriented
  • Working with people
  • Good communication skill, both verbal and written communication
  • Analyzing
  • Work independently and with short deadlines


Other Opportunities:
Job Location


Salary Range


Instruction :
Application should include curriculum vitae and Cover letter addressed to the Country Representative, Terre des hommes Foundation with 'National Coordinator Health & Nutrition' in the subject field.

Cover letters should include current salary (if in employment) or last salary drawan, and expected salary, names of two former supervisors to serve as references with phone and email contact info, and earliest date of availability.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Candidates may apply by mail, sent at [email protected] The deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2017 by 5.00 pm. Only short-listed applications will subsequently be called for interviews.

Recruitment procedure follows the Terre des hommes Child Protection Policy. Tdh is an equal opportunity organization

Application Deadline : Aug 31, 2017


Job Detail:

Job Context
Position based in: Dhaka, Bangladesh with travel in project Areas, Kurigram and Barguna.
Reports to : Hierarchically: Deputy Country Representative
Functionally: Regional Health Advisor and HQ Resource person
Desired date for taking-up duty: October. 2017
Job Description / Responsibility
Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of maternal and child health nutrition
Monitor, coordinate programmes in the field of maternal and child health nutrition
Provide technical support to the maternal and child health nutrition team members, as required
Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies.
Networking, collaboration, coordination and represent Tdh within the Health authorities and stakeholders
Mainstreaming Health & Nutrition in emergency response.
Main Responsibilities:
Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of maternal and child health nutrition:
Conduct/support assessment/survey/research and analysis of prevailing context of maternal and child health nutrition in country to serve Tdh's strategic plan and ensuring that recommendations arising from assessments are implemented
Coordinate and engage in teamwork with National Coordinators in other technical areas to develop an integrated multi-sectoral approach for Tdh's intervention
Ensure implementation of best practices in health and nutrition with a focus on safe motherhood, perinatal health, sexual reproductive health and acute malnutrition management policies
Drawing up new proposals for intervention in maternal and child health nutrition programme areas for submission to funding bodies in collaboration with field and national level team members
Identifying challenges and proposing research projects and innovative approaches in the field of malnutrition
Monitor and coordinate programmes in the fields of nutrition and health:
In collaboration with the M&E department, identify the needs and design the assessment/survey as required
Monitor programme quality by using qualitative and quantitative reports submitted by the team
Conduct regular field visit to monitor and improve, if needed, the intervention quality
When possible, appropriate and relevant, promote an integrated approach in the programmes to ensure a sound understanding of the causes of malnutrition in an area.
Produce activity reports for funding bodies on maternal, child health and nutritional aspects of the programmes
Provide technical support to the maternal and child health nutrition team members, as required:
In collaboration with Field Coordinator, plan and dispatch of work as well as individual action plans for the MCHN team
Provide regular technical support to teams in the area of MCHN
Identifying the training needs among the team members and leading training sessions for the team according to their needs
As a technical expert on the field of MCHN, providing necessary technical support to other technical departments in capital on integration, advocacy and for improving of the quality of the intervention in general
Liaison with the Field Coordinator to deal with any problems within the team members on ground
Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies:
Negotiation with government authorities/partners on work organisation, protocols, action plans, training at all levels (local, and national)
Negotiation of agreement in terms of implementation of national protocols with the government authorities/partners
Coordinating the implementation of programmes with representatives of national and local government authorities
Analyze training needs and arranging training for the teams of programme partners
Lending technical support to the development of national and local strategy in the field of maternal and child health, nutrition
Building & leading a long term strategy for the programme as well as contribute to the development of country strategy for technical
Networking, collaboration coordinationand represent Tdh within the Health authorities and stakeholders:
Develop and maintain relations & collaboration with current and potential donors, Health authorities and with other actors involved in Health and Nutrition sectors, both at national and local levels (visits projects, presentations of Tdh and its work, requests for funding)
Represent Tdh in different national forums (including but not restricted to the Health & Nutrition Cluster), present and advocate in favour of Tdh standards and practices based on its experience and strengths
Elaborate communication tools for disseminating information related to Tdh's health and nutrition related activities and its other programmes in different forums and with various stakeholders.
Produce technical, strategic and activity reports in the fields of health and nutrition (for partners/stakeholders)
Produce and/or publish information, both internally and externally, concerning technical progress in the fields of health and nutrition in the area of intervention
Mainstreaming Health & Nutrition in emergency response:
Work with M&E department, government, health & nutrition clusters and other stakeholders to undertake joint need assessments in the area of health and nutrition during any emergency
Work with M&E department and health & nutrition cluster members to conduct joint advocacy on need assessments, contingency plans for emergency preparedness
Together with the team members, identify specific health & nutrition related messages and promote community awareness in disaster-prone areas.