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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International Vacancies for Nutrition Officers
Date Posted: 08/Mar/2017
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
 
Position: Nutrition Officer
 
Duty Station:  Damaturu, Yobe
 
Position Overview: 
Under the supervision of the Deputy Nutrition Program Manager (N - DPM) the incumbent will be part of the LGA team implementing Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities at facility and community level. The support will be focusing on all facilities, mobile clinics and communities AAH will be supporting in the state through DFID funding. The overall goal will be to set up and operationalize care group activities, strengthen coordination and ensure scale up and integration of nutrition activities in mainstream health activities in the assigned LGA.
 
Specific Objectives: 
• Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the state and within ACF.
• Ensure that all services are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols.
• Establish and foster linkage between the health facility and the community in the respective catchment areas.
• Coordinate the LGA census for PLW and Neighbour Women (NW) grouping at LGA level.
• Orientation and training of community based health promoters.
• Responsible for the performance and professional development of nutrition assistants and community based health promoters that report to him/her.
• Contact the key leaders, community groups and community members and identify health and nutrition needs in each community based on sensitization sessions and community dialogues conducted.
• In collaboration with the DPM, develop messages to pass to the community members and other target groups according to the needs identified from the dialogues and sensitization sessions.
• Identify key liaison persons for the building of case-finding and referral network, communication channels for sensitization.
• Contact the key leaders, community groups and community members and identify health and nutrition needs in each community based on sensitization sessions and community dialogues conducted.
• In collaboration with the DPM, develop messages to pass to the community members and other target groups according to the needs identified from the dialogues and sensitization sessions.
• Identify key liaison persons for the building of case-finding and referral network, communication channels for sensitization.
• Collaborate with all other AAH departments and sectors to ensure the project activities are integrated.
• Collaboration with other partners including MOH, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in this area.
• In collaboration with the DPM plan the activities to be carried out by ACF at facility or community level in advance and provide weekly and monthly reports on the same in a timely manner.
• Ensures close collaboration with the facility staff, Nutrition Focal Person (NFP), health promoters, community mobilizers, hygiene promoters, CGVs, CVs and • other community actors to ensure that the community activities are linked to the activities at the health facility.
• Support the health facility staff through OJT in doing nutrition reports (beneficiary statistics, stock report and requests among others).
• Prepare care group monthly report using the information provided by nutrition assistants and health promoters.
 
Qualifications: 
• Bachelor degree in health, nutrition, nursing or related field.  Higher level degree preferred.
 
Essential Skills and Experience:
• Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
• Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
• Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies
• Fluency in Hausa and English.
• Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
• Experience in humanitarian PQA or M & E.
• Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation.
• Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
• Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems.
• Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
 
Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Experience in the setup of a IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context
• Experience with working with partners, including the government
• Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behavior change
• Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
• Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches
 
Application Closing Date:
20th March, 2017.
 
Method of Application
Interested candidates should submit their application by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.org, 
To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. Also note that applications will be processed on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered.  
 
Note:
• Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
• Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

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