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Program Officer (Nutrition Specialist)


  • Organization: Centre for microFinance (CmF)
  • Location: Jaipur
  • 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 Govt. initiatives.
CmF is actively seeking dynamic, dedicated, and skilled professionals to drive transformation in the lives of the underprivileged through nutrition interventions with significant and sustainable changes in nutrition status among children and communities.
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan (expected to be stationed or closely collaborate with the state ICDS-DWCD/MDM- Education office)
Salary: It would be competitive with market considering relevant experience, current and past CTC & professional qualifications
Job Profile: The Program Officer (Nutrition Specialist) will play a key role in driving nutrition interventions across the project districts, providing technical expertise, supervision, and support to ensure the successful implementation of these interventions. Key responsibilities include:
  1. Act as the subject matter expert in nutrition, offering technical guidance, capacity building, and on-site support to project teams. Identify the design and quality related issues, discuss them with the Reporting Officer, and propose field-level solutions.
  2. Design and deliver training programs on nutrition for frontline workers (Anganwadi workers, school teachers, self-help groups etc.), government officials, and project staff.
  3. Conduct or support assessments, including baseline, midline, and endline surveys, and collaborate with the project team, Tata Trusts design team and assigned agency to gather and analyse data related to nutrition outcomes in project areas.
  4. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition interventions, collaborating with external partners and government agencies to meet project nutrition objectives.
  5. Support in developing implementation guidelines of community based management of acute malnutrition programs and food fortification as part of the system strengthening initiatives.
  6. Create/develop IEC materials and capacity-building resources for behavior change campaigns (BCC) related to comprehensive management of malnutrition and food fortification.
  7. Prepare and timely submit high-quality reports on nutrition-related activities and outcomes, including monthly/quarterly/annual MIS, narrative reports, case studies, and monitoring/assessment reports etc.
  8. Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by the Reporting Officer, in line with project demands.
  • Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Public Health, Home Science (Foods and Human Nutrition) or a related field. PhD in Food and Nutrition related field will be preferred.
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience, preferably in Nutrition / Public Health program, particularly in the treatment and prevention of SAM and MAM children as well as strong knowledge of food fortification strategies and techniques.
  • Prior experience of working with the government departments (ICDS, DWCD, Health and/or MDM) will be preferred.
  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites in remote locations.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.
  • 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 location (i.e., Program Officer – Nutrition Specialist- Jaipur) 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.


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