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Plan international is recruiting for fulltime Nutrition Officer.
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Plan international is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan International has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years. we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Req ID: 23101
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Application Deadline: October 06, 2017


Role Purpose
The purpose of the role is to implement the Nutrition intervention such as CMAM, and IYCF activities implemented in Kaga LGA.
The post holder will lead in the implementation of CMAM and IYCF activities in LGA
Supervision of the CMAM & IYCF officer at the field office.
Liaising with government ministries offices and bureaus at LGAs levels.
Responsibility for ensuring compliance with organizational and statutory policies and laws on People and Culture legality matters and also has responsibility to ensure compliance of the design and implementation of emergency/recovery and resilience focused nutrition responses in line with applicable government policies, guidelines and procedures.
May you represent Plan Nigeria in humanitarian coordination meetings, taskforces, clusters and technical working groups that are related to nutrition in emergency and recovery/resilience context.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the day to day management of Nutrition activities (Infant and Young Child Feeding, SAM treatment, establishment and supervision of stabilization center) for Plan International in Adamawa and Southern Borno
  • Working closely with the Community Engagement Officer and other project team help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers (care group leaders)
  • Monitor and provide support to community level activities such as Care group and Lead
  • Mothers for the success of the intervention
  • Provide technical support to Plan staff staff, MoH and other humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practice
  • With technical support from Nutrition in Emergency Specialist conduct trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Spaces and in the community
  • Ensure project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Spaces and mobile units
  • Facilitate cross sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent communication and referral between IYCF CP and emergency relief programming.


JOB REQUIREMENTS
MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
3 year(s)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA or equivalent in Nursing, Nutrition, Biology, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing Infant and Young Child Feeding programs
  • At least 2 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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