Nutrition Officer at CARE International


CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Borno
Reporting to: Project Manager
Vacancy Type: National
Employment Category:Contract
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Summary

  • CARE International has scaled up its intervention in Borno State, with the main objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality of the most vulnerable population and promoting protection amongst the whole affected community.
  • The Nutrition Officer will based in Maiduguri performing on-going monitoring and support supervision, provide guidance to LGA partners on nutrition activities, assist Project Manager in program planning and staff capacity building.
  • The Nutrition Officer will monitor and support the performance of nutrition activities. Training of community based volunteers (Mother-to-Mother, Support group, PMCs), Supervision and Sensitization. The Nutrition Officer will mainstream nutritional activities with regards to Infant and Young Child Feeding practices and other nutrition programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • S / he will be required to conduct sensitization and MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) screening of Pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under 5 years.
  • The nutrition assistant will screen, tally, register and coordinate the screening of children to verify their age at the distribution point; the nutrition screener / register additionally is required to train the Nutrition volunteers.
  • S / he will be tasked to report to the Project Manageron BSFP distribution update.
  • The Nutrition Officer will collaborate with other INGOs on nutrition activities and to refer children identified with SAM and provide technical support to the nutrition assistant.
  • S / he will be required to mainstream the nutritional activities in line with CARE / standards in his or her LGA with regards to Infant and Young Child feeding (IYCF) programs.
  • H / She will also provide guidance to LGA partners (IYCF Groups) on policy and methodologies to enhance service delivery at the Host community and camp level.
  • The H / She is required to possess significant experience in inter-agency coordination in the management of complex field-based operations and emergencies, good knowledge of program management and solid experience in technical field of BSFP.
  • H / She is expected to have competencies of a skillful leader in guiding and supporting staff, addressing various operational challenges, along with increasing security concerns. Given the stressful nature of Bornosecurity situation, which remains fluid and unpredictable and its high interpersonal and communication skills demands, the nutrition Supervisor will need to be able to fit easily into a complex and highly operative team of various cultural backgrounds.

Educational Qualifications (Know How)
Education / Training:

Required:

  • University degree / HND / OND in any of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Public Health or related field.

Desired:

  • 1st Degree in a related field.

Experience
Required:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Nutrition, Biology, Public Health, Nursing or food aid support.
  • A good experience in supervision is required.
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis

Desired:

  • Previous experience working with an INGO ora Development organization.

Technical Skills:
Required:

  • 2-3 years progressively responsible experience in Nursing, Biology, Nutrition/or Public Health Sector of INGO and/or directly related area
  • Fluency in English and Hausa.

Desired:

  • 3 years progressively responsible experience in Nursing, Biology, Nutrition/or Public Health Sector of INGO and/or directly related area.
  • Experience in development and/or humanitarian organization.
  • Strong knowledge of Nutrition and/or Public Health.
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software.
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity, tact, advocacy skills.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision-making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction;

Competencies:

  • Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follow through on processing issues and concerns.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Integrity
  • Details focus
  • Strong team player
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to work well with people from various backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.

Working Conditions:

  • 70% Travel.

Application Closing Date
29th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
  • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • CARE strongly encourage women to apply.
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