Consultant for Household Training

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Vacancy: Consultant for Household Training In Thuong Xuan – Thanh Hoa

Project Background

In October 2012, Save the Children and the Department of Health (DoH) in Thanh Hoa received fund from Irish Aid to implement a project titled “Improving the nutrition status of children 0-24 months” in Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province. The project started in October 2012 and has been implemented as an extension of the Alive & Thrive (A&T) initiative, a multi-year initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has been implemented in 15 provinces in Vietnam since 2009 with the aim of reducing death and morbidity caused by sub optimal IYCF practices. The goal of the project in Thuong Xuan is to improve how children are fed during the critical first 1,000 days to ensure that every child has a healthy start to life and is enabled to reach full potential. The approach is to use an IYCF Support Group (IYCF SG) platform to transfer knowledge and skills to mothers and caregivers of children 0-24 months. In addition to this preventive platform, the project has introduced the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) model in four communes with higher malnutrition rates.

In the framework of the phase 2 (from April 2014 to December 2015), the project plans to introduce one component of Household nutrition garden for members of IYCF support groups and household with Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) children. Following guidance of IMAM model, SAM children need appropriate complementary feeding in their homes following their period of treatment. Given that many SAM children come from very poor families, the project will test the feasibility of setting up home nutrition gardens in these vulnerable households to ensure children receive the required dietary inputs. In addition, the process evaluation conducted in May 2014 also recommended that the project should introduce the Garden- Pool and husbandry (VAC in Vietnamese) model to household in Thuong Xuan. The model will provide local foods for children at home.

Main Responsibilities

Now we are looking for Vietnamese national for the position of Consultant for Household Training to conduct agriculture training activities for the heads of villages, members of IYCF SGs, household with SAM children (selected). The consultant also conducts follow supervision after trainings. The contract is expected to start 21 September 2014 and completed by 30 November 2014.

Key Competencies:

  • Having Master or Engineering degree in Agriculture
  • Having experience in conducting training on planting vegetables and raising husbandries for poor farmers
  • Having 5 year experience in agriculture development and trainings.
  • Ability to speak English is an advantage

Interest individuals please send CV and a cover letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: HR section by Email: [email protected]

The full Scope of Work with tentative timeline are available at the website:

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 9th September 2014. Applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children (SC)
Vị trí: 
Thanh Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2014-09-09