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1 Jul 2021

Health and Nutrition Team Leader at World Vision

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Job Description

To provide technical leadership and coordination of all Health and Nutrition interventions for WV Tanzania to ensure the realization of Our Promise. The incumbent staff will lead the development of all H&N technical approaches for the NO. S/he will actively pursue resource mobilization strategies for the sector, lead on proposal development, writing and process management. S/he will lead external representation to donors and government and maintain an externally orientated situational awareness of public health priorities to ensure that WVT is prepared for appropriate sectoral responses. S/he will support the roll out of H&N in new grants and APs and manage the H&N Technical Program in all clusters. S/he will conduct capacity building and technical backstopping and monitoring of health and nutrition interventions.

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End Results


Technical Leadership for program quality and program management

Program Implementation

Contribute to overall WVT strategy; ensure health priorities are adequately and accurately reflected in national strategy

Develop H&N technical approaches, ensuring alignment with WVT strategy and regional and global health priorities and cross-sectoral considerations

Develop systems and processes to support WVT health programs have consistent approaches

Ensure ongoing improvements to health TA/TP design to ensure it remains relevant to context, incorporates innovation, by receiving and analysing field-level information

Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health programming implementation

Quality Assurance

Review H&N reports, H&N TA, TPs and AP plans for quality.

Regular monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health programs to ensure quality implementation. Includes technical backstopping, reflection, lessons learned events, etc., to ensure programming on track

Ensure AP designs are aligned to TP,

Ensure implementation meets minimum standards

Participate with DME team in designing, redesigning and elaborating logframes for H&N programming.

Ensure standardization of H&N indicators and project models across projects

WVT health technical approach aligned with regional and global HN strategies, and represent the best possible address of Tanzania contexts.

Quality assurance of H&N programming in NO ensures that models and projects are implemented with fidelity

Field staff involved in H&N programming are supported to understand H&N technical approaches and minimum standards, and provided with practical guidance to achieve high standards of programming


Resource Mobilization and Proposal Development

Preposition WVT for grants in H&N technical sector, working with national GAM team

Mapping of donors in H&N; understand donor expectations, technical priorities and key strategic approaches

Track multilateral, bilateral and local funding programs to access resources

Prepare concept papers and proposals for grant acquisition

Prepare detailed health or sub-sector capacity statements for WVT

Ensure that all aspects of the project development, funding appliactions and proposals are accurate and professionally prepared

There are increased relevant grant opportunities identified for WVT and are in the grant pipeline

Proposals submitted are technically sound


Support to H&N Staff and partners

Capacity Development

Assessment of NO H&N staff capacities/ competencies

Prepare Manuals and guidelines for staff and community training in Health, and Nutrition programs

Facilitate capacity building of staff on health technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops and technical backstopping

Conduct trainings at ToF/TOT level in select HHN project models

Assist in capacity building of local government, CBOs,CPGs, Church/FBOs, CCCs and other community groups

Team Performance Management

Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to field staff in implementation of health programming

Technically supervise H&N Grant Managers and AP Health technical staff

Conduct field visits to provide on site support

Participate in recruitment and hiring of H&N technical staff, together with P&C

Supervise H&N technical team staff

NO Capacity in the Health sector is improved in an incremental and progressive manner to meet internal standards and external expectations

H&N staff are managed effectively to produce high quality programming

H&N staff are managed ethically according to WVI standards


Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management

Identify and implement opportunities for research to enhance learning and build the evidence base/generate evidence, ideally with academic partners.

Spearhead research, documentation and reflection exercises for learning in collaboration with other sector specialists.

Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories

Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learnings and best practice

Learning from WVT H&N programs is maximised, synthesized and disseminated to relevant internal and external audiences

Results of WVT programming can stand up to external scrutiny and make a meaningful contribution to enhancing our reputation with donors and supporters and attracting additional resources


External Representation


Incorporate local-to-national H&N advocacy and campaigning in H&N Technical Approach and programming, with assistance of advocacy team

Accompany advocacy and SLT members to meetings with health departments

Provide technical input into policy briefings/ensure quality of advocacy product content

Understand and include advocacy staff in health TAs and TP

Obtain evidence from health programs and data from CVA to inform policy at sub-national and national level and to be used in government relations

Networking and Partnership

Represent WVT at external workshops, technical forums, etc, engaging with MoH and other relevant ministries, donors and other health partners.

Ensure WVT is recognized as a prominent actor at all levels;

Networking with MoH, contribute to Tanzania government strategy or national plans and strategies

Develop strategic partnerships with private sector with more intentional engagements with private sector/corporates

Compile updated fact sheets on health programming to support the partnering and external engagement teams.

WVT influence on the health agenda to external partners, donors, academia and civil society organizations, is strengthened in the Tanzania

WVT has a recognized and increasing profile with donors, Government and other partners

Core Values and Stewardship

Provide spiritual support to staff of the Division and reinforce the core values to enable understanding of the WV operations and culture.

Manage the WVT material and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in Program Quality and Strategy Division.


Required Professional Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification required:

A deep knowledge of the health and nutrition issues that affect the country, with significant H&N experience

Knowledge and skills in health data management/monitoring & evaluation

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


Master Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field, with at least 5 years practical experience in Public health programming with a reputable organization

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

5+ years experience in public health programs

Proven experience in managing community health and nutrition projects

Experience leading and managing a professional technical team

Travel and/or

Work Environment






English and Swahili


Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Reason for contact

Frequency of contact

RM&PQ Director

Direct Supervision


GAM Team, including GAM Manager and Compliance and Partnerships manager

New Business Development and Resource Mobilization


Grants Management Team including Grants Operations Senior manager and Grant Mangers

Ongoing technical support to existing grants


Cluster H&N Teams including cluster managers and H&N staff

Ongoing management and support to H&N TP


H&N Technical team staff

Technical supervision and line management


GoT staff from MoH and TAMISEMI

Integration of WVT work into GoT programs


NGO Partners

Collaboration on joint projects and program development

As required

Donors and Supporters

Resource Mobilization

As required


The H&N Technical Team Leader makes decisions on all technical issues related to the sector.

The H&N Techniacl Team Leader makes decisions in consultation with direct supervisor, GAM team and H&N technical staff

CORE COMPETENCIES – For all positions, select the top 3 prioritized competencies from below. Click here for a quick overview of our Core Competencies.

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☒ Deliver Results

☒ Build Relationships

☐ Be Accountable

☐ Learn and Develop

☒ Improve and Innovate

☐ Partner and Collaborate

☐ Embrace Change

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☐ Model Self-Management

☒ Engage, Influence, Lead

and Grow Others

☐ Run an Effective

and Agile Organisation

☒ Develop the Organisation

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Closing Date : 5th July, 2021.

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