N’weti in partnership with Pathfinder are bidding to implement USAID’s Maternal and Child Health, Immunization and Nutrition (MNCHI&N) project. The project will be implemented in Nampula, Zambezia, Tete and Niassa. The Nutrition Director will be in charge for managing the nutrition technical area for the MNCHI&N project. The Nutrition Director will be overseen by the Technical Director. The position is subject to Pathfinder winning the USAID award.

Nutrition Director – Ref. da Vaga Nº 12 DN/2024

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure technical leadership of the project’s nutrition strategy and progress toward nutrition outcomes;
  • Contribute key technical and programmatic expertise during co-creation, full MNCHI+N activity proposal stages, and (if successful) implementation of the anticipated USAID
  • Support implementation approaches to advance Intermediate Result (IR) 1 (Increased adoption of healthy MNCH, immunization and nutrition behaviors) & IR2 (Improved access to MNCH, immunization and nutrition services)
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to the program’s nutrition, community mobilization and social behavior change (SBC) strategies 
  • Ensure appropriate strategies and approaches are developed and implemented for nutrition to improve health-seeking behaviors and access to quality nutrition & health services to improve health and nutrition outcomes; including to improve care-seeking and routine household behaviors for nutrition and child feeding behaviors
  • Provide key guidance and implementation support including national, provincial and district-level (including with all partners, stakeholders, and CSOs) and community-level (including activities with community health workers, community leaders, young people in and out of school, and activists; on the topics of SRHR, nutrition, gender equality, routine immunization, integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI), and other topics) in the project geographies
  • Support digital marketing and awareness raising activities in the designated geographic areas for SBC on a range of MNCHI+N topics 
  • Contribute to capacity building of CSOs and the broader MNCHI+N ecosystem
  • Ensure multi-sectoral coordination and collaboration amongst partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure strategies for improving gender transformative approaches and social inclusion.


  • Masters Degree or its equivalent in Public Health, Nutrition, Medicine, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Social Marketing; Health Communication; Health Promotion; Social Sciences; or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in nutrition/health programs
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for large projects focused primarily on nutrition
  • Experience and knowledge of gender and other health programs preferred
  • Experience working in a USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese and English
  • Experience in supervising professional staff
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at minimum the standard applications in MS Office)

Submission of Applications:

Interested candidates, who meet the established requirements, will be able to submit their application letters attaching their Curriculum Vitae until December 1, 2023 through the:

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