Nutrition Specialist - Partnership To Accelerate Stunting Reduction In Indonesia (PASTI) Project

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Wahana Visi Indonesia is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to work and collaborate to empower the most vulnerable children, family and community through community development, advocacy, and emergency response for sustainable transformation regardless of religion, race, ethnic or gender.

Since 1998, Wahana Visi Indonesia has carried out various community development programs focusing on children. Hundred thousands of children in Indonesia have been benefited from WVI’s accompaniment program. Wahana Visi Indonesia is a trusted partner of World Vision International.

Key Responsibilities:

About PASTI Project :

Job Purpose :

The Nutrition Specialist will manage the oversight of the development of a national multisector stunting reduction program of the USAID PASTI program nationally, providing central-level coordination with the related ministry (i.e Health Ministry, BKKBN, etc) and providing capacity building for project staffs on nutrition and stunting programming.

Strategy Development & Planning

  • Develop and implement a rolling for 4 years Nutrition (including geographic and sectoral priorities, key advocacy issues, funding growth plan and networks) which is aligned to National and Partnership strategy.
  • Develop, implement and monitor annual Nutrition programme for PASTI Project including budget and key health milestones
  • Develop, implement and evaluate research related to Nutrition WVI service areas
  • Support Grants, Senior Program Manager, Team Leader of PASTI project, to develop, implement and monitor projects and including budget and key health milestones.
  • Contribute to ongoing development and implementation of WVI National level Strategy of PASTI Project

Resource Acquisition & Management

  • Provide support planning framework into strategic planning and financial frameworks
  • Collect all related information on government and its planning and policies that are important and needed for our WVI and WVI’s operation
  • Support Operations team and Nutrition interventions to ensure cost-effectiveness of interventions and to identify ways to leverage PASTI project.
  • Support Senior Program Manager and Grants to monitor annual budget in alignment with National and Provinces Strategy; and priorities.

Capacity Building

  • Facilitate team to develop and maintain good relationship with related government institutions in order to get their supports.
  • Initiate needed trainings and workshops including to subgrantee
  • Work with DME to strengthen monitoring processes in an agreed timeline
  • Learnings from the field inform national-level approach and programming guidelines
  • Support the National and Provinces team to have trained with basic Nutrition and competencies: Develop a standard for provinces to define basic Nutrition competencies and training modules to improve competencies and related trainings for Operating model partners

Accountability & Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure that related government get understanding of WV and its ministry appropriate
  • Ensure the government annual report and others provided.
  • Ensure the government adoption of best project’s governance practises, systems, mechanisms, reports, policy recommendations and any other products.
  • Contribute to the processes of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation are performed on time and with high quality in national level.
  • Prepare nutrition part documentation and reporting at national level to ensure all required report are submitted on time, accurate, and complete.
  • Ensure each provinces to continually monitor Nutrition that they meet Wahana Visi Indonesia and USAID standards.
  • Assist Senior Program Managers in the preparation of professional and high quality report and end of project reports as required by WVI, government, donors, and others
  • Contribute to documentation, learning and accountability process (assessment, baseline, reflection, evaluation including track progress).
  • Work closely with other specialist, unit and department to ensure data are well disseminated and used.

Networking & Coordination:

  • Develop the network and manage good relationship with all government institutions especially with the related ones in order to achieve project’s goal
  • Develop dynamic relationships with the Ministry of Health and other health institutions and other related institution at National and Provincial levels.
  • Enhance relations with government, donors, supporters, and WVI support offices to increase credibility of PASTI programme.
  • Identify advocacy issues and support WVI’s and Partnership advocacy initiatives for improved PASTI programme at local, and national.
  • Contribute to partnership learning for Nutrition.
  • Represent the organization to internal and external stakeholders meeting at national and regional as appropriate
  • Advocate for PASTI Project and Wahana Visi Indonesia at the national level through strategic relationships, position papers and policy briefs, and collaboration with relevant ministries.

Management & Leadership:

  • Represent the organization to attend the government meeting as necessary
  • Provide monthly report.
  • Build and maintain positive spirit of working in team with other staff in respective unit and department
  • Create enabling and positive team environment where colleagues are able to develop their spiritual gifts and grow in Christian maturity
  • Create an enabling and positive team environment where staff are able to develop their talents and grow in their development sector skills, knowledge and professionalism
  • Model a biblical view of leadership
  • Submit Monthly Management Reports with completeness, quality and timeliness
  • Ensure alignment to safeguarding of program activities
  • Coordination and work planning with other specialists to ensure program implementation as standard.

Required Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience designing and implementing multi-sector nutrition programs.
  • Prior field experience in the prevention of malnutrition and under-nutrition and a strong understanding of nutrition and related policies, strategies and programs. Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
  • Masters (MSc) in Nutrition or related field, with an emphasis on community nutrition, public health nutrition, SBCC, or other relevant sub-specialty.
  • Essential Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and practices in one of the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Policy and Management, Emergency Preparedness, Nutritional Epidemiology.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated significant expertise providing technical assistance to project/host country government staff working on nutrition and SBCC activities
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities in the fields of nutrition
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement Ability to travel to implementation project area; Banten, Jawa Timur, Kalimantan Barat and also Nusa Tenggara Timur is a must.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and writing in English is a must.

WVI implements a Safeguarding Policy as a form of our commitment to protect children and adult beneficiaries. WVI has zero tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with WVI work and WVI also participates in the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS).

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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