Nutrition Officer


Kigoma Programs Office, Tanzania
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Full time
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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:



  • Participate in the development of action plans to address barriers to the effective adoption of improved nutrition practices
  • Design and ensure the provision of quality nutritional education and counseling to pregnant and lactating women, people living with HIV aids, moderately malnourished cases children under two, and children under five of age in collaboration with RNV’s
  • Organize and ensure effective home visits to eligible beneficiaries
  • Ensure the presence of circle and daily food distribution plans and ensure that they are known to all key stakeholders
  • Supervise and support Refugee Nutrition Volunteers in delivering nutrition services in the implementation area.
  • Ensure that food commodities are handled as per commodities principles,
  • Compile periodical food distribution reports and nutritional updates reports

End Results

  • Action plans developed and shared with key Supervisor
  • Sessions developed and executed
  • Quality home visits made
  • Plans developed and shared accordingly
  • RNVs assumed their roles precisely
  • The Absence of losses and internal controls enhanced
  • Quality reports adhered too


Required Professional Experience

  • One-year experience in working with humanitarian operations,
  • Experience in implementing Nutritional programs
  • Experience in working with refugee programs

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Training in nutrition programs, response training,

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Degree in Nutrition field from a recognized institution

Travel and/or Work Environment

  • Refugee camps

Physical Requirements

  • Should be physically fit

Language Requirements

  • Fluent in English and Swahili


Contact (within WV or outside WV)

WFP Field Staff

Reason for Contact

They are always on the ground witnessing the distribution process hence effective communication is essential

UNHCR Field Staff

Reason for Contact

To resolve challenges associated with beneficiaries registration

Plan International

Reason for Contact

For child protection issues associated with food services

Refugee community leaders

Reason for Contact

Information dissemination to the communities at large

EDP staff

Reason for Contact

Food requests from the store and any communication related to food delivery


  • The role needs regular discussion making


  • Be Safe and Resilient
  • Deliver Results
  • Build Relationships
  • Be Accountable
  • Learn and Develop
  • Improve and Innovate
  • Partner and Collaborate
  • Embrace Change
  • Model Self-Management
  • Engage, Influence, Lead and Grow Others
  • Run an Effective and Agile Organisation
  • Develop the Organisation for the Future

Applicant Type Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only