18 August, 2017

7090 Health & Nutrition Officer

Save the Children

Non Government Organisation
Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Job Hour:
Full Time - 12 Months Contract
Due Date:

Job Description:
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We are seeking expressions of interest for:

One (1) Health & Nutrition Officer for Efate. This is a 12 months contract on full-time basis (with expectation of renewal annually if funding approved). 

Where you come in:
Reporting to the Health Technical Advisor, you will be primarily responsible for:
  • Providing support to daily activities related to the Nutrition activities and program planning
  • Provide technical assistance on the integration of nutrition across programs in SC sectors.
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and other agencies in accomplishing the SC objectives, including policy and strategic development, program and project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition activities.
  • Work closely with field teams to ensure timely follow up after trainings and ensure positive nutrition behaviours are retained
  • Work collaboratively with other SC community mobilisers to implement health programs in the provinces.
You will make an impact by:
  • Assisting in the design of national/provincial baseline assessment to understand the current level of awareness and knowledge on nutrition
  • Contribute to the creation and promotion of awareness campaigns, design strategic communication on nutrition to target populations as well as to general population
  • Provide technical input to National Nutrition working group, contribute to National policy and strategy, standardise a set of tools and approaches to address the needs at the community level
  • Support implementation to various projects within SC. 
If we could compose the perfect you…
……you have 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related field, you have knowledge coupled with practical skills in community development interventions, including previous experience of liaising with a range of people including community leaders, knowledge on nutrition, specifically as they relate to Vanuatu, including the existing networks, Government Departments and NGOs, understanding working with different age groups, levels of literacy and cultural backgrounds and practical experience in working with children and youth.  Knowledge of Information, Education and Communication Materials design and experience in a training or education based role. 

This role requires:
  • Qualification in Nursing/Nutrition
  • Ability to build the capacity of others through training and coaching, designed to develop skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Ability to use participatory approaches during facilitation to ensure training objectives are achieved
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills in both Bislama and English and is able to clearly communicate resilience issues to different stakeholders
  • Ability to plan and organise self and others to ensure the timely completion of tasks while working in a fast paced environment and to strict deadlines.


Not Stated


English, Bislama

How To Apply:

Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact us for the position description or speak to the Human Resources Manager on 22794 ext. 24.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hillary.sogari@savethechildren.org.vu by COB Friday 1 September 2017.

Contact Person:

 Hillary Sogari


(+678) 22794

PO Box 283, Port Vila, Vanuatu



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            18-August-17 Direct from Employer
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