Grow Great : Champions for Children Coordinator

Grow Great - South Africa
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Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 5 May, 2019
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Grow Great, a campaign aimed at galvanizing South Africa towards achieving zero stunting by 2030 is recruiting for a position of a Club Coordinator for the campaign’s Champions for Children program.

Stunting is a condition that arises from prolonged under-nutrition and it affects physical and brain development. It’s defined as shortness in height for a child’s age and it can only be diagnosed by comparing the child’s measurements to standardized growth charts. 1 in 4 of South Africa’s children under the age of five years old are stunted. Stunting robs young children from reaching their full potential. Stunted children on average perform worse at school than their non-stunted counterparts, are more likely to be unemployed as adults, are at higher risk of getting diseases like diabetes and hypertension and are vulnerable to being trapped in inter-generational cycles of poverty. This is unjust as stunting is completely preventable. Using data to mobilise policy makers, stories to inspire the public, communities of practice to support health practitioners and mom & baby classes to support parents, the Grow Great campaign seeks to galvanise South Africa towards a future where no child is unjustly denied the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Champions for Children Coordinator:
The Champions for Children program of the Grow Great Campaign seeks to affirm, support and celebrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) for being community leaders and for the important work they do in homes.
The Champions for Children club Coordinator must have:

  • Previous experience in public health and training
  • At least 3 years work experience
  • Excellent writing skills, be tech savvy and detail orientated, creative and an outside the box thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Speak at least one of the following languages: Sepedi, Siswati, Tsonga, Xhosa and Zulu
  • A willingness to travel extensively across South Africa

 The Champions for Children club Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the ongoing development of the Champions for Children Network.
  • Assisting the Master Trainer in strengthening the frequency and quality of supportive supervision provided to CHWs and coaches.
  • Assisting with capturing, auditing and distribution of monthly scoreboards, club attendance registers and reports.
  • Providing basic administrative support to the team including data capturing, procurement and filing.
  • Assisting the team plan events related to the programme.

 Interested applicants are to send a CV and 1-page cover letter to


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