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Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition - IYCF

Closing: Jun 19, 2024

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Published: Jun 4, 2024 (14 days ago)

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Qualifications and Requirements
  • B. Sc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health, Nursing, or closely related field with 1-3 years’ post NYSC experience.
  • Experience working with a humanitarian organization is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
Responsibilities
Qualifications and Requirements
  • B. Sc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health, Nursing, or closely related field with 1-3 years’ post NYSC experience.
  • Experience working with a humanitarian organization is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
  • Position is responsible for providing quality Infant & Young Child Feeding in emergency (IYCF – E) services at community and facility levels. The incumbent will engage in and will work with other team members in the delivery of optimal infant and young child feeding in emergency.
  • He/She will oversee health and nutrition counseling, capacity building of IYCF assistants.

Duties

  • Lead and coordinate the facilitation of community IYCF support group activities.
  • Identify training needs and build technical capacity of IYCF Assistants, support group promoters, community nutrition mobilizers, and Lead persons.
  • Direct skilled IYCF support services including Growth Promotion and Monitoring at IYCF corners/spaces and other contact points.
  • Organize and participate in food demonstration sessions periodically.
  • Lead micronutrient supplementation including micro-nutrient powder distribution.
  • Conduct regular focus group discussions with beneficiaries to assess barriers to optimal IYCF uptake.
  • Support the development of IYCF multimedia messages including radio jingles.
  • Ensure Gender mainstreaming in nutrition, and integration of other sectors.
  • Collaborate, campaign and build community awareness during IYCF celebration days.
  • Support the development of case studies and success stories from program implementation.
  • Develop network with other actors in the operational area as well as community leaders/representatives.
  • Engage in community dialogue, sensitize stakeholders/community on IYCF-E activities and specific humanitarian programs implemented by FHI 360.
  • Take monthly physical inventory of all nutrition supplies ensuring stock levels are accounted for and adequate.
  • Support M & E unit during surveys, assessments, focus group discussions, preparation, and submission of timely reports.
  • Support other nutrition activities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
  • Inform TO HNS of any professional problems encountered.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to stabilization centre.
  • Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
  • Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
  • Ability and willingness to travel via road, 100% time from Maiduguri to Konduga LGA.

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