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Nutrition Assistant at ACF International

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.

 

About the Role:

The Nutrition Assistant will primarily be responsible for delivery and follow-up of training of key stakeholder on nutrition in link with the response in North-Eastern Nigeria. This position will be responsible for implementing the nutrition behavior change activities.
 

 

Job Description: 

  • Directly implement the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the nutrition officer.
  • Facilitate community mobilization, sensitization meetings and trainings during community led nutrition  activities.
  • Mobilize mothers to form groups and encourage them to select the treasurers and secretaries of the groups.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities with support from the nutrition officer.
  • Create awareness and sensitise the community on optimal IYCF practices, malnutrition, the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Participate in screening of children less than five years, referral and follow up of malnourished beneficiaries at community level.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about IYCF with support from MOH, community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with MOH and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate good working relationship between ACF and target beneficiaries.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition officers for compilation.
  • In collaboration with the nutrition officer and DPM develop success stories, lessons learnt and case studies.

Qualifications: 
 Diploma in a nutrition or community based programming or related field.

Essential 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, Power Point, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanouri and English.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Good team spirit.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 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.

 

How to Apply:
 

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.  Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

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