Project Officer Gender

  • Kasama, Zambia
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Background

With increasing attention on how multi-sectoral nutrition action is critical to achieve positive nutrition outcomes, SNV proposes to scale the Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) approach in Zambia to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the Department for International Development (DFID) realise nutrition targets.  SN4A Phase 2 is currently being implemented in the three districts of Kasama, Chinsali and Isoka in the Northern and Muchingwa Provinces of Zambia. The first phase of the project was successful in increasing the dietary diversity of women of reproductive age (WRA) and infants (6-23 months). SN4A applies both a demand and supply side strategy, integrating the key pillars of demand creation through triggering, social and behaviour change communication (SBCC), improved supply of safe, affordable and nutritious diets year round and strengthened sub-national governance. SNV Zambia proposes to scale SN4A in three new districts in the Northern Province to improve the diets of women of reproductive age, including adolescents and infants (6-23 months) over a 2-year programme.

Job Description

  • Develop gender tools for the SBCC and NSA based on current SN4A gender approach- the Gender Officer will be tasked to build local capacity for implementation of gender and will work with the local nutrition teams (District, Ward, Hub Nutrition Coordinating Committees and Nutrition Action Groups at village team), and SN4A partners.

  • Coordinate Gender analysis as required in the targeted districts and assess and identify gender gaps related to intrahousehold dynamics. This will be done in line with the project’s M&E framework.

  • Train local partners and build capacity on the Gender and Nutrition nexus and monitor and support nutrition teams and Nutrition Champions through supervision and support visits.

  • Coordination of project activities with SUN and national structures - gather lessons emerging from the project on early adaptors and results and ensure these are shared and reviewed at national and district level meetings.

  • With project team establish and build capacity of District and Ward Nutrition Teams- Establish the DNCCs and WNCCs and work with them to build their capacity for implementation of project activities related to gender as well as for upscaling activities in line with national standards.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Gender, social work, public health, nutrition or other relevant discipline or a Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in nutrition programming, with experience in gender mainstreaming.

  • Demonstrated Knowledge on how to improve dietary diversity at intra-household level.

  • Demonstrated success in implementing programs with a measurement for results framework.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing capacity development services

  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating across projects.

  • Interested to undertake extensive field work

Additional Information

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting a cover letter ,CV and Salary History of the last Three (3) Years in English before the 26th November, 2019.

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