Management Sciences for Health

Nutrition Officer

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A516 - Malawi ONSE
Application Due Date
Reports To
Nutrition Advisor


The Nutrition Officer will be responsible for contributing to the technical support and monitoring the implementation of the nutrition component of the ONSE activity to district teams; offer smart capacity building; effectively provide technical input into development and review of activity plans and reports in line with ONSE activity objectives, timeframe and budget. Other important aspects of the role include ensuring quality standards in health care delivery in a holistic manner.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Nutrition Advisor to achieve nutrition activities objectives and targets effectively and efficiently
  • Support nutrition activities monitoring and coaching in all the targeted districts to ensure smooth, high-quality implementation
  • Ensure integration of nutrition activities in the overall ONSE activity specifically within MNH, Child health and community activities
  • Assist District Coordinators in ensuring incorporation of nutrition activities in their respective district work plans
  • Collect and compile activity data regularly to submit to the Nutrition Advisor, including case studies and success stories
  • Participate in Nutrition ONSE MNCH coordination meetings and other nutrition related working groups
  • Improve the quality of nutrition services in the supported districts through priority setting, on-job training, and continuous monitoring
  • Ensure implementation of nutrition activities follows the approved national and international guidelines
  • Support in capacity building of ONSE district teams through proper coaching and training
  • Contribute to the development and review of work plans 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an appropriate and effective ONSE activity nutrition strategy in consultation with relevant staff


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field
  • Previous NGO experience in managing or coordinating health facility nutrition activities
  • Experience in nutrition project coordination, monitoring, documentation and report writing
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in health programs, preferably in nutrition, public health, reproductive health or maternal and child health care
  • Proven capacity building skills in nutrition 
  • Good communication skills and ability & willingness to engage with all levels of staff and all types of stakeholders

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Nutrition Advisor
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