Dietary Coordinator

HERD International
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2021-01-20 Deadline: 2021-01-27
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Research and Development
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

.Position: Dietary Coordinator (1)


  • Duration of Employment 16 months contract with possibility of extension

  • Working nature Full-time assignment

  • Working hours 40 hours a week

  • Duty station District office in Kapilvastu with 70% field visit within district

  • Supervisor CAPPT M&E Manager

Key responsibilities of the Dietary Co-ordinator are as follows:

Core technical functions

1. Overall management of the dietary data collection in all study clusters

2. Undertake day to day line management of field based DDAs and other relevant staff

3. Support CAPPT M&E manager in recruitment of related field based staff

4. Coordinate and liaise closely with local level government health officials, municipal officials,

ward chairs and other local leaders to facilitate the trial activities

5. Undertake finalization of dietary 24-hour recall tool and conduct pre-testing of the tool in

Kapilbastu by doing household interviews

6. To oversee data collection of any food items and common meals not currently captured in the

food composition table (FCT) and to priorities the food item list

7. Work in close collaboration with field assistant for recipe collection and updating food

composition table

8. To do the weighed records of meals or food items to calculate the average meal composition.

9. Conduct literature review to inform the nutrition related trial activities

10. Provide oversight and facilitate (when required) for all relevant local training activities required

to develop the performance capacity of the field team in the trial clusters

11. Undertake technical supervision of the DDAs to ensure timely completion of planned data

collection activities with high quality work and results

12. Monitor and document the progress of the DDAs with daily reports to CAPPT M&E Manager

in Kapilbastu and trial co-ordinator in HERDi central office team

13. Participate in monthly meetings with field based DDAs and CAPPT managers

14. Support the project team in undertaking performance monitoring and periodic appraisal of the


15. Ensuring open communication channels all the emails, correspondences and action by the

staff is informed to the trail coordinator

16. Ensuring safety of the project staff in the field

17. Ensure the confidentiality of all collected data for the research purpose including other

sensitive data

18. Ensure proper documentation of project activities and reporting of all activities with sufficient

proof documents

19. Prepare regular reports (progress report, activity reports, etc.), with support from research

manager, intervention manager and surveillance manager, based on requirements of projects

20. Ensure an effective feedback mechanism is implemented within the team

21. Ensure internal communications through electronic and physical meetings with project core

teams to share progress and challenges

22. Undertake any other task as required by the organization

Job Specification



 Minimum bachelor’s degree in public health, nutrition, nursing or any health related subject

 At least 2 years of demonstrable experience in;

 working in implementation of nutrition related project and monitoring project activities.

 conducting health research, doing data collection using tablets.

 coordinating with Government bodies, external donors, partners and stakeholders.

 Proven ability to analyze data sets and write comprehensive reports

 Proven track record of timely and quality delivery

 Fluent in spoken Awadhi

 Fluent in spoken and written English and Nepali

 Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and access.

 Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills


 Experience of working with government and development agencies

 Sound knowledge of the health systems in Nepal and elsewhere

 Proven ability of confidence and an ability to work well as a team member whilst demonstrating

a genuine appetite for personal learning


Apply Instructions

Submit your CV and a cover letter along with the duly filled application form to mentioning the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email before 5 PM, Wednesday, 27 January 2021.


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Organization Summary

HERD INTERNATIONAL is a research and development agency, promoting evidence informed policies and practices for sustainable development and contributing to improve quality of life of people. It is legally registered as a service company under the Office of the Company Registrar, Ministry of Industry, Nepal. HERD INTERNATIONAL functions with the principles of Youth-Centric Empowerment, High Regard to Human Subjects, Partnership and Collaboration, Integrated Development, Innovation for Impact, Translating Evidence into Policy and Practice and Zero Tolerance on Corruption and Misappropriation. All members of this organization embody in principle and practice these principles.

We function with 3E approaches of EFFICIENCY, EXECUTION and EMPOWERMENT.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu , Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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