Joint Aid Management: National Nutrition Programme Coordinator

Joint Aid Management (JAM)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 12 July, 2013
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Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

JAM seeks to appoint a National Nutrition Programme Coordinator, based in Honeydew, Johannesburg.

The person will provide overall coordination of JAMSA nutrition programme.


Coordination – 60%

  • Coordinate the development of an annual national nutrition programme strategic plan and budget based on JAM SA goals and objectives with participation of all operations staff;
  • Coordinate the national nutrition programme through regular communications, staff meetings and supervision ensuring effective and efficient delivery;
  • Coordinate national nutrition programme expansion plan processes;
  • Coordinate data input to the nutrition programme data base and the analysis, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on data;
  • Coordinate the nutrition programme input into the annual financial audit and periodic partner audit requirements;
  • Coordinate the planning of stock delivery schedules ex Gauteng and PMB;
  • Liaise with JAMSA stakeholders including existing and new partners, NGO/CBO and government departments;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, systems and procedures;
  • Ensure effective relationships between operations and other departments;
  • Ensure cooperation with child care centre infrastructure development (Makeovers) processes for their improvement and progress towards registration with government;
  • Conduct monthly field visits and evaluate effectiveness of progress, validity of monitors reports and management of community relations;
  • Identify best practices and potential innovations to enhance improvements in nutrition programming;
  • Assess and analyse progress on child care centres compliance for registration with government quarterly;
  • Review weekly regional reports and collate/prepare a monthly report from the regions on the national nutrition programme by 13th of each month to the Operations Manager.

Financial management – 25%

  • Coordinate nutrition programme annual budget inputs;
  • Monitor and track national nutrition programme expenditure;
  • Review and check all nutrition and related programme purchase orders.

Human resource management – 15%

  • Review and revise (if necessary) all Nutrition Programme personnel Job Description annually;
  • Conduct quarterly performance and annual 360 degree appraisals on reports and submission of same to Human Resources;
  • Develop national nutrition programme staff development plans and monitor implementation;
  • Coordinate training of the nutrition programme staff.


  • Diploma/degree preferably in a development related field;
  • Minimum of five years experience in community development or related field;
  • Strategic thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Sound knowledge of South Africa society;
  • Excellent coordination and organisational skills;
  • Time management and work scheduling skills;
  • Communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Interpersonal relations and ability to work well with others;
  • Valid South Africa driver’s licence;
  • Fluent in English and preferably at least one other South African language;
  • Honesty, integrity, professionalism and willingness to work overtime.

Salary: R18 000 - R20 000 per month.

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