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Block Project Officer (Nutrition)

Sirohi | Pali | Dausa | Karauli

  • Organization: Centre for microFinance (CmF)
  • Location: Sirohi | Pali | Dausa | Karauli
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed
Vacancy in Centre for microFinance (CmF)
Centre for microFinance (CmF) (, is a not for profit organization set up jointly by a group of development practitioners and academicians in conjunction with the Tata Trusts, Rajasthan state government departments and NABARD in the year 2007. It was conceptualized as a resource organization to catalyse the growth of  the community-based microfinance and rural livelihoods in Rajasthan. Training and capacity building of community institutions, government and non-government agencies, research and knowledge dissemination and direct implementation have been the key functions of CmF to achieve its objective. Since 2015, CmF has expanded its functional domain to include education, skilling, nutrition, water and sanitation. To scale up the learnings of its work, CmF currently serves as a technical partner to the state government’s rural livelihoods and education programs. CmF has MoUs with the Govt. of Rajasthan for multi-thematic intervention to enhance the quality of life of the poor, particularly the underprivileged and tribal communities in Rajasthan.
CmF has been implementing maternal and child health and nutrition interventions in Sirohi district with the focus on strengthening the public health system mainly Anganwadis and rural institutions through training and handholding support to the frontline workers and creating awareness among the community through counselling sessions and Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) meetings. CmF has also extended technical support to the Sirohi district administration for their malnutrition and maternal anemia prevention initiatives in the district. CmF collaborated with the Rajasthan Grameen Aajeevika Vikas Parishad (RGAVP)for strengthening the activities under its Food, Nutrition Health and WASH (FNHW) initiatives.
CmF is intensifying its nutrition work in select districts of Rajasthan, aiming to promote integrated management of acute malnutrition and ensure a sustainable supply of fortified Take-Home Rations (THR) and Mid-Day Meals (MDM). This approach addresses micronutrient deficiencies and synergizes with the existing initiatives.
CmF is actively seeking dynamic, dedicated, and skilled professionals to drive transformation in the lives of the underprivileged through the nutrition interventions with significant and sustainable changes in nutrition status among children and communities.
Position: Block Project Officer (Nutrition) [total 16 Positions]
Location: Blocks of Sirohi, Pali, Dausa, Karauli districts in Rajasthan
Salary: It would be competitive with market considering relevant experience, current and past CTC & professional qualifications
Job Profile: The Block Project Officer (Nutrition) will be responsible for the nutrition interventions in his/her assigned block(s), providing technical expertise, supervision, and support to ensure the successful implementation of these interventions. Key responsibilities include:
  1. Act as the block lead, overseeing project implementation in the assigned blocks, ensuring alignment with the overall project objectives, providing on-site technical support to frontline workers. Identify the design and quality related issues, discuss them with the Reporting Officer, and propose field-level solutions.
  2. Work closely with the District Project Officer and ensure regular planning and execution of the project activities in the assigned block aligned with the district plan.
  3. Liaise and collaborate with government department and local authorities viz Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) and Department of Health and Family Welfare (DH&FW) or/and Mid-Day-Meal (MDM)- Department of Education to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.
  4. Conduct training programs on nutrition for frontline workers (Anganwadi workers, school teachers, self-help groups etc.), government officials, and project staff in the assigned blocks.
  5. Conduct behavior change campaigns (BCC), village health sanitation nutrition day (VHSND) sessions and community mobilization activities to promote community based management of malnutrition and food fortification in the assigned blocks.
  6. Provide field-level support for assessments, surveys, and collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to gather and analyse data related to the nutrition outcomes in the assigned blocks.
  7. Prepare and timely submit high-quality reports on nutrition-related activities and outcomes etc.
  8. Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by the Reporting Officer, in line with project demands.
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Home Science (Foods and Human Nutrition), Public Health, Social Work, Social Science or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in nutrition / public health program implementation with a reputed organization will be preferred.
  • Prior experience of working with the government departments (ICDS, DWCD, Health and/or MDM) will be preferred.
  • Experience in nutrition programs, particularly in the treatment and prevention of SAM and MAM children or/and strong knowledge of food fortification strategies and techniques will also be preferred.
  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites in remote locations.
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and a team player.
  • Adaptability and the ability to work in a dynamic project environment.
The person should have
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good Communication skills both oral and written (Hindi and English).
  • Ability to travel and spend time, foster and manage relations with team and school officials/teachers.
  • Computer skills – preparation of reports, spread sheets, power point presentation, e-communication etc.
Interested candidates need to fill required details and attach their CV with a cover letter over the link and may also send their CV with a cover letter to or at the following address. It also requires you to mention the position applied for and locat1ion (i.e., Block Project Officer (Nutrition)- Dausa) in the subject line as well as rename CV and Cover Letter accordingly before uploading/attaching. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be intimated for interview.
Note: Selected candidates will have to submit a ‘relieving certificate from the current employer’ before joining CmF. Candidate must give two references who can be contacted for professional/academic feedback of the candidate.
Centre for microFinance
N-102 (South), Adinath Nagar,
J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur – 302018
Phone: 0141-4025909

Last Date for complete application forms to reach us: November 25, 2023. 

This vacancy is now closed.
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