Organisation Profile
Doctors with Africa (CUAMM), is an international
non-profit health organization, headquartered in Italy. Founded in 1950, CUAMM focuses on designing health system strengthening projects, with particular attention to the needs of women and children, and tailored to the specific needs of the countries where the organization carries out projects. Through its evidence based approach, CUAMM works to remove the barriers preventing communities from accessing health services, and to improve the quality of the same services, to achieve accessible, quality and equitable healthcare for everyone.
CUAMM is currently looking for highly qualified candidates to fill the following
Project Manager – Nutritionist 
Project Name:
Scaling up IMSAM in Iringa and Njombe Regions 
Reporting to:
Project Coordinator (1st supervisor)
Country Manager (2nd supervisor) 
Position Summary:
CUAMM is seeking to employ an experienced nutritionist with the role of Project Manager for the implementation of an Acute Malnutrition project. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Senior Field Officer and the Project Coordinator to strengthen the local health systems’ capacity to deliver integrated acute malnutrition services at level of Hospitals, Health Centres and Dispensaries, and to enhance the referral system and linkages for acutely malnourished detected at community level. Also, the PM will work to improve the capacity of Community Health Workers to screen, detect, refer and follow-up cases of acute malnutrition in children under 5, and to provide nutrition counselling. 
Duty Station:
Iringa (frequent travels to Njombe Region) 
Expected Deliverables:
Strengthen overall IMSAM services along the continuum of care in the project area in strong partnership with local authorities;
Increase knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on healthy pregnancy and proper feeding practices through evidence-based SBCC during the Ante-Natal Care (ANC) period;
Generate evidence and create enabling environment to scale up IMSAM services. 
Specific Tasks:
  ↪Ensure timely implementation of the activities foreseen within the project area;
  ↪Maintaining and develop good working relations with local health/nutrition authorities;
  ↪Ensuring timely and professional project reports to the Donor;
  ↪Actively collaborate to data collection, operational research, surveys and evidence generating activities.
  ↪Improving severe acute malnutrition services with particular regards of health facilities level;
  ↪Strengthening capacity of Community Health Workers to detect, screen, refer and follow up of children      affected by SAM;
  ↪Improving availability of quality data, and support the analysis of monitoring data at district, facility and community level;
  ↪Increase awareness on SAM risk factors, support behavior change promotion, awareness raising on appropriate feeding practices in strong collaboration with other chronic malnutrition activities implemented by CUAMM in the same area;
  ↪Improving budgeting, planning and monitoring at regional and district level;
  ↪Generating evidence on integrated delivery at scale, and on an adapted SAM treatment protocol to informing policy and scale-up planning. 

Required Qualifications/Experience:
Degree in Health Sciences (e.g. Medicine, Biology) and possibly qualification (e.g. certificate, diploma or postgraduate) in Nutrition; additional nutrition-specific certifications will be an asset;
A minimum of 3 years’ experience managing SAM services or implementing SAM projects; previous experience in project management with international NGOs will be a plus;
  ↪Proven experience in dealing with data collection and analysis;
  ↪Good facilitation skills;
  ↪Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills;
  ↪Willingness, ability and interest in working as part of a team. 
Proven and perfect command of both Swahili and English languages (oral and written). 
Contract Duration:
12 months, renewable (3 months trial period) 
Deadline for applications:
5PM, November 25, 2016

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application for the Vacancy they wish to apply for.
The applications should be sent by email to the attention of the Country Manager to:
Or by mail to: Doctors with Africa-CUAMM PO box 1473 Iringa. 
Applications submitted by any other means will not be taken into consideration. The emails should clearly indicate the Vacancy of interest in the subject line. No Applications will be accepted after the deadline indicated above for each Vacancy.
When submitting your application, you will be required to provide:
 (1) Up-to-date CV;
(2) Covering letter addressing how the candidate’s experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for;
(3) Names and contact information of (at least) three professional references (including current Direct Supervisor).
Applications containing any other documentation besides the above listed, or submitted past the deadline will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.