Invitation of applications for nutrition Intern in Katavi

Invitation of applications for nutrition Intern in Katavi

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Rikolto in Tanzania, formally known as VECO Tanzania has worked in Tanzania for over 40 years and is part of an international network of non-profit organisations working in 18 countries worldwide. Rikolto globally works to transform food chains and ensure that food is produced with respect for people and the planet. We build bridges of trust and trade between the food industry, governments, research institutions, financial institutions, and farmers’ organisations around one central question: ‘What will we eat tomorrow?’ Rikolto Tanzania, Inades Formation Tanzania, TCCIA, MIICO and, Agrónomos sin Fronteras (ASF) Foundation secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of its four years project called ‘Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands’. The project aims at improving the livelihoods of 30,000 smallholder farmers and 500 off-takers, with the goal of improving the performance of Tanzania’s horticulture sector, including smallholder farmers in it, and contributing to job creation and nutrition security in five regions of the Southern Highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) through targeted interventions. The project mainly addresses four systemic constraints in the horticulture sector: Poor access to sustainable business development services; Poor margins for value chain actors due to high transaction costs; Weak sector governance and coordination mechanisms; and a high level of malnutrition in the selected regions. In the framework of this project. To combat the high levels of malnutrition as reported by the Tanzania National Nutrition Survey (2018) in the southern regions of Tanzania, MIICO and Rikolto through these funding from European Union focusses on improving food and nutrition security by investing in the horticulture sector to improve nutrition conditions of the society. These will be achieved through farmers’ mobilization, training on the importance of a rich-nutritious diet, improvement of extension services and inputs to farmers, adoption of new innovative production technologies, and increase participation of youth and women in the horticulture value chain, public nutrition campaign through mass media as well as the public distribution of important nutrition tips through the distribution of leaflets, billboards, cooking workshops and school campaigns.

RIKOLTO and MIICO is Currently looking for a vibrant and energetic person to fill the post of Nutrition Internship to support our team in Katavi.


  • Support the function of coachers- Icra Model on both nutrition and commercial demonstration plot through collecting monthly report and review for capturing data to feed on the Quarter report.
  • Conduct frequent live and online/through phone refresher training on responsibilities and compliances to both active and inactive community coachers, with great emphasis on the inactive ones.
  • Establish a clear database of active and inactive community health workers (CHW)/Peer farmers in all project villages of Katavi
  • Coordinate with community health workers in facilitating nutritional education and nutritional-sensitive agriculture training in project villages of Katavi.
  • Work closely with community health workers and village/ward extension officers/coaches to ensure the establishment of proper home gardens, commercial gardens and school gardens, and other nutrition-sensitive horticulture-related activities in the region of Katavi
  • Ensure constant communications with Coachers and community health workers to ensure they attain their responsibilities per their contract.
  • Support the function of CHWs by collecting their monthly report well reviewed and data well captured to inform the quarterly report.
  • Support program nutritionists in coordination and support of community women and youth groups by ensuring they have up-to-date information and enough working materials.
  • Lead replacement of old and/or irresponsible community health workers/Peer farmers.
  • Support in identifying nutritional innovation and technology with a focus on locally produced materials or resources.
  • Work with district nutritionists and extension officers in the establishment of women and youth peer groups in the FBOs to promote high-nutrition diets.
  • Coordinate training of community peer groups in collaboration with the district nutritional officer and community development officers.
  • Work with agriculture extension officers to provide capacity building to CHW in nutrition sensitive practices with a focus on the importance and use of nutritious and safe food and on postharvest management practices.
  • Work with farmers’ groups and selected community peer groups to promote nutritional-sensitive agricultural production and consumption of nutritional diets.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Duration is 10 months.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree holder in Nutrition/Food science/home economics and other social sciences relevant disciplines.
  • Must be a vibrant, efficient, and well-organized person who can work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be familiar with community development/mobilization approaches on nutrition issues.
  • Must be computer literate, especially in word processing, using spreadsheets and databases.
  • Must be prepared to work extensively in rural areas.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to write and speak English and Kiswahili fluently.
  • Strictly should be the resident of Mpanda.

Mode of Application

The interested candidate should send the expression of interest to eastafrica.recruitment [at] and miicocons [at] through a one-page application letter, a detailed CV, and copies of relevant certificates must be accompanied by names of two referees with valid contact telephone numbers, emails, and postal address before 30th June 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview.