CARE International

Nutrition Officer

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CARE International is recruiting for Full time Nutrition Officer

Job Description

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
: Nguru, Yobe
Position Type: Regular
Supervisor: Assistant Project Manager

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Officer will monitor and support the performance of nutrition activities.
  • He/She will manage and train field level nutrition staff, performing on-going monitoring and support supervision, provide guidance to LGA partners on policy and methodology, program planning and staff capacity building. To coordinate the implementation of SAM, MAM and Infant and young child feeding practices and other nutrition programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Program Manager to manage, train and develop the Nutrition team on nutrition screening and distribution
  • Schedule the daily activities for Nutrition Community Mobilizers regarding screening, referral and follow up of SAM and MAM child under 5 years old.
  • Ensure that Nutrition Data are reliable and correct
  • Implement Infant Young Child Feeding messaging and care group mother model in both LGAs
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor
  • May represent CARE Nigeria in humanitarian coordination meetings, taskforces, clusters and technical working groups that are related to nutrition in emergency and recovery/resilience context.
  • Given the stressful nature of Yobe security situation, which remains fluid and unpredictable and its high interpersonal and communication skills demands, the Nutrition Officer will need to be able to fit easily into a complex and highly operative team of various cultural backgrounds.

 

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    4

    Qualifications
    FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
    Other Requirements

    Qualifications & Experience Required Education

    • University degree in any of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Public Health or related field,
    • At least 4 years of postgraduate professional experience in nutrition, public health, development, or food aid support
    • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis. Technical Skills & Knowledge
    • 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.

    Application Closing Date
    25th November, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location (in Caps e.g. (Nutrition Officer - Nguru) to: ngahr@care.org

    Application Conditions:
    By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:

    • Fraud
    • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.

    Note

    • Indicate clearly in the subject line of the email the position you are applying for and the location (in Caps)
    • Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it
    • CARE strongly encourage women to apply
    • 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.

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    About CARE International
    CARE is a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. CARE began work in Nigeria in 2017, in response to the emergency crises between Boko Haram insurgency and the military counterinsurgency that has led to more than 20,000 people killed and led to the abduction of over 4000 women and girls. Now in its ninth year, the situation in the NE remains e...
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    Job Summary
    Published
    November 21, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Experience
    Minimum of 4years
    Location
    Yobe
    Deadline
    November 25, 2019
    Specialization
    Medical/ Health
    Industries
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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