Program Manager – Community Nutrition (One Vacancy)

Last date of application
 26-Jan-23 23:59 HR
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Program Manager – Community Nutrition, Rise Against Hunger India, Bangalore or Delhi


1. POSITION VACANT: Program Manager – Community Nutrition, Rise Against Hunger India, Bangalore or New Delhi



Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI), is a registered public trust, driven by the vision of a world without hunger. The mission of the organization is to nourish lives, empower communities, respond to emergencies and grow the movement for ending hunger.

Headquartered in Bangalore and with Regional Offices in Mumbai and Delhi, RAHI works in some of the most remote, hard-to-reach locations in Odisha and Jharkhand, through Cluster Offices that work with communities.

RAHI supports safety net programs that provide nourishment, as well as additional skills training or services, to support the difficult journey out of poverty. More than 2 million people have been provided food and nutrition support by RAHI, since its inception.  

For more information about the organization please visit, 



Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager – Community Nutrition (PM-CN) shall be responsible for anchoring the nutrition program of RAHI with the primary focus being on increasing household level nutritional diversity, availability of and access to diverse nutritional food at community level, increased community and local ownership of nutrition specific interventions. S/he shall train, educate and facilitate community capacity to identify and manage cases that need treatment and clinical interventions.

The PM-CN shall also establish linkages and liaise with nutrition-related agencies and government departments, to enhance program capacity on the ground. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

(1) Develop program and project framework for RAHI on nutrition specific interventions focusing primarily on community management of nutrition and behavior change;
(2) Work closely with the field units to design and plan community nutrition programs/ projects primarily focused on achieving nutritional outcomes in the first 1000 days and among adolescent girls;
(3) Develop guidelines and tools on nutrition project planning, including selection of interventions, work planning, field coordination with frontline workers and reporting;
(4) Work with field coordinators, animators and other project staff to build community capacity to manage nutrition including clear understanding of CMAM, NRC referrals, provision of food supplements etc;
(5) Facilitate linkage and liaison with relevant government machinery and systems responsible for nutrition management at the community, Block and District levels. Be the point person to coordinate with relevant departments and authorities;
(6) Coordinate with other program team members of RAHI and contribute actively to the designing and development of nutrition-sensitive interventions in communities;
(7) Install a robust project planning and management framework and contribute thematic/domain level expertise on livelihood and food security to build organization-wide information management process;
(8) Build a set of project concept notes, proposal pipelines to be submitted to potential donors based on data gathered from the communities where RAHI operates directly;
(9) Contribute to the annual planning and budgeting exercise giving projections for the year and be responsible for achieving the projected estimates;
(10) Track progress of each project and submit quarterly, half-yearly and annual reports to the management/Board on projects being implemented and funding solicited;
(11) Actively solicit potential funding opportunities and respond to RFPs/CFPs;
(12) Provide interesting stories of success and learning to be published on various digital channels – website, email and social media accounts – for supporter engagement and to raise resource;
(13) Bring domain expertise to support communications team with mailers, newsletters, publications, videos and other communications materials that are sent to donors, supporters and general public;
(14) Guide communication team on developing relevant content for website to make it fundraising oriented in line with organization’s branding guidelines.


Qualification and Experience

(1) Post-graduate in Public Health Nutrition, (preferably with specialization on Community Nutrition) with at least six years of work experience, of which at least three years must have been on implementing and delivering projects on holistic non-therapeutic management of nutrition;
(2) Experience in designing projects that take into account
interconnectedness of determinants of malnutrition and their immediate, basic and underlying causes;
Conversant with current implementation science on nutrition and nutrition outcome measurement;

(3) Strong project formulation and designing skills with demonstrated experience on proposal writing and presentation to external donors/ funders;
(4) Up-to-date knowledge of project planning & management tools, technology, software.


Essential Skills and Competencies

(1) Critical thinking;
(2) Solution oriented;
(3) Ability to work independently and deliver under pressure;
(4) Start-up mindset;
(5) Strong interpersonal skills;
(6) Resourcefulness.


Gross compensation for the position ranges from Rs. 10 to 12 lacs per annum. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

6. LOCATION: Bangalore or Delhi




Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612



Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link by or before January 26, 2023.