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14 Nov 2023

Project Officer – Nutrition x2 at Counsenuth

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Job Description

The Centre for Counseling, Nutrition and Health Care (COUNSENUTH) is a Tanzanian national non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization that was established in 1998 (Reg. 9495) with headquarters in Dar es Salaam. COUNSENUTH’s vision is to have a Tanzania whose people, particularly women, children, adolescents and other vulnerable have optimal health and quality of life. Its Mission is to achieve these through innovative, cost-effective, evidence-based actions, that enhance positive behaviors towards health, nutrition, WASH, gender equality and women empowerment early childhood development, education performance improvement, climate change adaptation, youth employability and gainful engagement, through active community participation; multi-sectoral collaboration, good governance; advocacy and lobby; and active engagement of citizens.

Sustainable, Targeted, Responsive Approach to Optimize Nutrition and Growth for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (STRONG) is a five-year project (2023-2028) which will be implemented in partnership between Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and COUNSENUTH. The Goal of STRONG is: Adolescent girls and young women live healthy, productive lives and break the cycle of intergenerational malnutrition. The project which will be implemented in Mbeya and Kigoma regions, seeks to empower adolescent girls and young women to protect and promote their own health while, at the same time, strengthening and protecting the future families of participating young people by improving their knowledge of and access to infant and young child nutrition and health support.

COUNSENUTH invites suitable qualified Tanzanian citizens to fill the following positions:

Post Title: Project Officer – Nutrition (2 positions)

Duty Station: Kigoma and Mbeya regions


The Project Officers will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of nutrition component of the project in Kigoma and Mbeya regions. The applicants should be capable of working with the Local Government at Region and Council level, community, and also people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. They must have very good interpersonal skills, highly motivated, creative, team player with high degree of integrity and they must be fluent in both written and spoken Kiswahili and English.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Program Manager, Project Coordinator and other team members in coordinating and facilitating implementation of project activities.
  • Work closely with the Local Government Authorities, including the Council Multisectoral Nutrition Committee and the District Nutrition Officers in planning and implementing nutrition activities in the districts.
  • Provide technical support to the District Nutrition Officers, the district technical teams and other stakeholders implementing the project.
  • Assist in capacity building of project’s lower-level implementers including community health workers
  • Follow up closely the implementation of activities under the project as scheduled in the plan of action.
  • Prepare and timely submission of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experience

The applicant must:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree in Nutrition
  • Have at least 2-3 years working experience in nutrition or related projects/programs.
  • Have experience in community engagement/mobilization and capacity building process.
  • Have experience of working with Government institutions, the local government, civil society organizations and community partners.
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Method of Application

Interested applicants should send their application via email addressed to:

The Executive Director,

The Centre for Counselling, Nutrition and Health Care (COUNSENUTH),

E-mail: [email protected] together with up to date curriculum vitae (with three professional references) and copies of academic certificates not later than 23rd November 2023.

All application should be sent via EMAIL only.

Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your email.

COUNSENUTH is an equal employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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