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Nutrition And Hygiene Promoter at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer, he/she:

  • Perform screening of the nutritional status of children under five in their designated locations and refer SAM cases to health/CMAM centres
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community mobilisers’ team leaders and lead mothers of care groups in implementing follow-up of referred SAM cases
  • Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children
  • Ensure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.
  • Collect and track weekly data at community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visits, in accordance with COOPI standard nutrition statistical reporting forms
  • Submit weekly nutrition and health report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Carry out the day-to-day Hygiene Promotion activities
  • Provide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practices
  • Distribution of hygiene items
  • Follow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the stabilization center
  • Keep defaulter tracing for malnourished children
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the Nutrition Officer
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Conducting cooking demonstrations

Education, Training, Competences, Skills
Minimum Requirements:

  • A Diploma in Education, Agriculture or other related field
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context

Mode of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications which should include CV’s (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), and minimum three qualified reference contacts to: financial.maiduguri@coopi.org specifying the job you’re applying for in the e-mail subject, example: “Application for Psychosocial Counsellor”.

Note

  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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