The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Location: Mubi, Adamawa State
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
Scope of Work
The Nutrition Clinical Officer- is responsible for overseeing all Nutrition activities for IRC supported health facilities and catchment communities in program LGAs in Adamawa State.
Responsibilities will include day to day supports to Nutritional activities in the health facilities and their catchment communities, monitoring of activities, report making, coordination with other sectors and government authorities as well as close collaboration with the Nutrition unit at the state MOH & health facility staff and managers.
The Nutrition Officer will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Nutrition Manager.
The position is based in Mubi with regular field visit to program clinics.
In collaboration with the other Nutrition program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation of Nutrition projects implemented by IRC Nigeria (Mubi).
In collaboration with the Nutrition manager and the Nutrition Coordinator, ensure that Nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and WHO. Ensure that all Nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices.
Promote the quality of the IRC’s Nutrition programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff from other unit.
Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing monitoring of Nutrition programme activities
Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt Nutrition information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health & nutrition programs in Nigeria
Contribute to the growth of the IRC nutrition programme in Nigeria through quality implementation of project activities, adequate monitoring and timely reporting as needed, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.
Conduct regular supportive supervision to all supported health facilities and catchment communities, provide mentoring and technical support and appropriate feedback as needed.
Work with the nutrition manager and Nutrition Coordinator to ensure appropriate use of programme resources
Organise planned trainings for Nutrition staff and ensure that MOH and WHO guidelines are used for all trainings which should be delivered in a quality manner.
Support the set up of use of FMOH clinical guidelines in all health facilities, providing mentoring as required to improve compliance.
Follow all IRC guidelines, programme and budget management tools
Ensure a good working relationship with all stakeholders involved in service provision to supported health facilities and catchment communities in Adamawa State.
Ensure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.
Degree in Nutrition with vast experience in CMAM programming
At least 2 Years work experience in Nutrition programs both at clinical and community based programs and other primary Health care components is preferable
Thorough knowledge and understanding Nutrition Policy of Nigeria
Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Experience delivering Nutrition and related trainings to health staff using national or WHO guidelines
Experience in SQUEC and SMART Surveys and Rapid Assessments
NGO work experience is an advantage
Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel,Powerpoint
Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is a plus
Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible , and adaptability to transitions.
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Closing Date: 22nd June, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and Resume in one MS word with the position they are applying for clearly stated in the email subject line to: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org while Hand delivered Applications should be sent to the field office in Mubi or Yola Office.