Nutrition Support Group (NSG) Supervisor

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Nutrition Support Group Supervisor – (2100052L)

Project Title: Nutrition Support Group (NSG) Supervisor


LOCATION: Mongu/Kaoma/Kalabo/Shangombo


POST TYPE: National


Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have minimal contact with or access to children or young people.


The primary responsibility of the Nutrition Support Group (NSG) Supervisors is to provide technical support and supervision to the NSG Promoters in the implementation of multi-sectoral SBC activities, in particular health and nutrition activities using the NSG Model. The NSG Supervisor will be field based supporting the conducting of training and rolling out of the NSG Model and provide oversight in the supervision and monitoring activities related to the Model. In addition, NSG-Supervisors will also support NSG-promoters to create key linkages between NSG, beneficiaries and broader, multi-sectoral nutrition-sensitive community activities such Savings and lending groups, lead farmer structures and other promoted multi-sectoral activities under SUN II.



Reports to: District Nutrition Officer – Nutrition with dotted line to the Programme Manager SUNII

Supervisory Responsibility: Nutrition Support Group Promoters

Duty Station: Mongu, Kaoma, Kalabo and Shangombo



Help develop selection criteria for NSG Promoters and/or Nutrition Volunteers with communities as needed.
Participate in the selection of Community NSG Promoters from within the community that will be enrolled on the project to supervise Nutrition Volunteers.
Coordinates with program partners, staff, and other stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and provincial levels.
Responsible for the performance and professional development of the NSG Promoters who report to him/her.
Review NSG lesson plans with NSG promoters every month and assure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
Coordinate with existing community groups leaders to promote relevant nutrition -specific and -sensitive practices
Collect NSG Promoter reports monthly, review the reports and assure the information presented is reasonable and complete.
Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by NSG Promoters.
Ensure program quality among NSG promoters.
Maintain a filing system so copies of NSG Promoter Reports and NSG Supervisor Reports are easily accessible.
Responsible to supervise 5-6 NSG Promoters who reports to him or her in the field at least twice a month.
Responsible to liaison with other sector technical specialists in timely and professional manner to ensure the logistical issues required to implement project activities is in place for joint service delivery where needed ( eg. agriculture, livestock and fisheries, WASH, income/assets, gender, and health/nutrition program technical components)
The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Minimum of Certificate in public health or nutrition.
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in nutrition, health, hygiene and/or community development activities or related technical discipline, with at least 1-year experience in technical capacity. Alternatively, supervised internship or attainment post qualification under a government ministry will also be considered.
Training in health or nutrition with experience in community development will be considered.
Previous experience in health behaviour change for improved household nutrition is desired.
Experience working with health facilities.
Knowledgeable about essential nutrition actions, growth monitoring and promotion, pre- and post-natal care, child health and pre-natal cards, and behavior change methodologies.
Strong analytical, facilitation skills and coordination, especially those in rural communities.
Ability to transfer knowledge through trainings.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluency in local language(s) essential.
Ability to work in a team with people of diverse backgrounds and cultural settings.
Demonstrated ability to work within communities, while being sensitive to gender and local customs.
Clean record on child protection and domestic violence related issues.
Must be able, or be willing to learn, to ride a motorbike for extended periods of time.
Willingness to be based in the field and travel to visit health promoters, NSGs, SUN beneficiaries, and partners as needed
Trained and experienced with Maternal, Adolescent, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MAIYCN) an added advantage.
Basic knowledge of mobile technology
Microsoft word/excel an advantage
Well-known and respected in communities
Experience leading and inspiring rural communities
Ability to make sound field-based decisions


Loation: Mongu
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Jul 20, 2021

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