Nutrition Coordinator At Plan International

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.

Plan international is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty.

Plan international is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Nutrition Specialist
Duration: 10 Months


  • Provide technical support and overall coordination to field based emergency response and recovery team in area of designing, planning, implementation, financial control, monitoring and evaluation of emergency nutrition related responses.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and guidance in implementation of effective nutrition projects.
  • Planning and implementation of Nutrition Response project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to national policy, strategy and technical standards, best practices and donor and internal guidelines.
  • Regular participation in nutrition and related forums and nutrition coordination meetings and other nutrition related national platforms/networks and ensuring effective information sharing and flow within PIN.
  • To enhance understanding regarding standards and accountability in nutrition in emergencies.
  • To ensure effective communication and information sharing on emergency nutrition programming.
  • Actively participate in soliciting/unsolicited fund for emergency nutrition projects.
  • Ensure development of core skills and competencies in nutrition among PIN staff in the field Office.
  • Coordinate and lead nutrition response projects during planning, budget preparation, implementation, M&E and timely reporting ensuring quality and standards through enhanced partnership with government and non-government partners and also civic organizations including CBOs as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the design and undertaking of rapid assessments and standard nutrition surveys and subsequently in the design of nutrition responses in affected areas.
  • Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition officer/CMAM officer and PIN partners to effectively and innovatively manage nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas including CMAM and IYCF.
  • Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable.
  • Participate in leadership and coordination in the design of nutrition response plans and strategies and also in the development of proposals for submission to donors to raise funds.
  • Ensure effective partnership, networking and coordination/collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and other international partners in the design and implementation of emergency nutrition projects.
  • Ensure documentation of good practices in emergency nutrition and effective communication of lessons within and outside PIN with the aim to enhance learning to improve future planning and programming.
  • Ensure the design, implementation and impact assessment of nutrition responses are fully nin compliance with SPHERE & other international standards, national guidelines and policies and also in line with humanitarian accountability principles, values and code of conduct.
  • Ensuring mainstreaming of cross cutting issues mainly gender, DRR, HIV&AIDS and disability in responses.
  • Review and submit weekly/monthly CMAM/IYCF and other nutrition related progress reports and other relevant data for stakeholders including nutrition in emergency working group, ministry of health and others.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master degree in public Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years field experience in coordination positions, with an NGO, on preventing malnutrition programmes.
  • At least 1 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.
  • Extensive experience in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and a proven experience in nutrition programs designing.
  • Experiences of working in partnerships and advocate for improvements in the Nutrition Sector, as well as writing proposals, leadership, budget management and developing coherent and contextualized Nutrition Strategies.
  • Travel extensively to lead and supervise programme activities.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Application Closing Date
16th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: 


  • Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer ad does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
  • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.

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