Health and Nutrition Assistant

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Job Description

Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

Job Title: Health and Nutrition Assistant

Location: Damaturu / Gujba, Yobe

Start date: As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager: Health and Nutrition Officer

Slot: 3 Openings

Tasks and Responsibilities

Objective 1 - Undertake nutrition interventions at the LGA level under the direction of the Health and Nutrition Officer:

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and training during community led Nutrition activities;
  • Work closely with community resource structures ( CGVs, Traditional and Religious leaders) to follow up on the implementation of Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries in the community.
  • Directly implement in the field activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition Officer.
  • Implement a detailed work plan in collaboration with the ACF Nutrition team in Yobe at LGA / ward level activities in collaboration with Nutrition Officer, which includes among others delivery and follow-up of training.

Objective 2 - Collect information and data on nutrition at the LGA level through screenings, surveys, and assessments:

  • Collect information to ensure effective surveillance of the nutritional situation in the area of intervention.
  • Collect the required information in the field to support an understanding of the evolution of the context.
  • Support the M&E team in data collection for screening or other nutrition-related assessments.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities

Objective 3 - Mobilization and awareness-raising about the organization, program objectives, and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level):

  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilization strategies.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about IYCF and specifically rolling out the care group model with support from Community Volunteers (CGVs), traditional and religious leaders plus other key stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with LGA nutrition focal persons, the HF in charge and PHC coordinator plus other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate good working relationships between CGVs, HF in charges, LGA staff plus local & religious leader’s government and target beneficiaries.

Internal & External Relationship


  • Health and Nutrition Program Manager: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • Health and Nutrition Officer: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • Other technical teams: Exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • External:
  • Local governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements


  • Diploma in a Nutrition or Community Health, Public Health, Nursing, and Health related field.

Skills and Experience:


  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • 1-year relevant work experience
  • Experience in the Nutrition and social approach – IYCF a plus
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri, and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values, and policy
  • Good team spirit


  • Previous experience with nutrition and health programming
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

Minimum Monthly Basic Salary

  • NGN 156,995 per Month.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International  is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. Action Against Hunger was established in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alfred Kastler served as the organization's first chairman.Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnu...
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Job Summary
March 19, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Salary Range
N156,995.00 - N0.00K
March 25, 2020
Medical/ Health /NGO / Community Services
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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