Nutrition Officer At INTERSOS



JOB PURPOSE

Under the overall supervision of the Nutrition Activity Manager, in coordination with Clinical Supervisor, Medical Activity Managers and Deputy Medical Coordinator, the Nutrition Officer will be responsible and accountable for the implementation of Nutrition interventions in assigned field locations, the role supports the implementation of nutrition activities within the area of intervention. The role-holder supervises and trains field level nutrition staff, performs monitoring and support supervision of field activities, guides LGA partners on program planning and participates in staff capacity building. S/he coordinates the implementation of Severe Acute Malnutrition, Moderate Acute Malnutrition practices and other supportive Nutrition programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements a comprehensive maternal infant and young child nutrition program (MIYCN) Baby Friendly Community initiative (BFCI) approach.
  • Provides technical support to CMAM and BSFP program component within the community including ensuring awareness sessions, screening and tracking.
  • Develops and supervises an effective mother to mother support group within the area of implementation.
  • Trains and mentors the emergency response program staff and the integrated community health promoters through the identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
  • Develops key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
  • Offers nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care for Clinic clients.
  • Conducts and Supervises nutrition-specific value-adding activities (SBCC, Home gardening, food hygiene promotion etc.
  • Implements a social behavioral change communication strategy at the community level.
  • Plans and conducts mass MUAC screening of the under-fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health volunteers.
  • Compiles and submits donor and INTERSOS Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented, as well as prepare food requisitions.
  • Liaises with Supply Chain Department in Program Supplies procurement and Monitoring Supply control.
  • Supports MOH on DQAs- Data quality assessments.
  • Supervises regular follow up and management of malnutrition cases at the OTP/SC
  • Performs Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant degree in one of the following areas: medicine, health, and nutrition.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant professional work experience, in implementation of health and nutrition
  • activities and 1 (one) year Background/familiarity with Emergency.)
  • Experience in maternal-infant and young nutrition with strong BFHI & BFCI approaches
  • Experience in nutrition survey and assessments
  • Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards, and best practices
  • Manages effectively his/her own time as well as flexible and available to work overtime when needed.
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Kanuri and Hausa Languages
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and willingness to work and live in a complex context.
  • Work within the framework of INTERSOS Nigeria’s core values.
  • Act as an ambassador for INTERSOS Nigeria, through professionalism and conduct.
  • Adhere to all INTERSOS policies and procedures both technical and administrational.
  • Maintain and care for all equipment issued by INTERSOS Nigeria and for any losses or damages due to negligence you will be liable for repair or replacement.

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete the form and attach their CV with Cover Letter following this format “Surname_ Position you applied for”.

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ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

Application Deadline: apply no later than 11th June 2023 at 4:00 PM.

INTERSOS is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply”.

INTERSOS does not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment. Applications are processed according to the order of arrival. INTERSOS reserves the right to close the offer before the term initially expressed in the advert if an applicant is accepted.

For more information about INTERSOS, go to https://www.intersos.org/en/what-we-do/nigeria/

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