Care Group Supervisor at International Medical Corps


We assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services-often within hours. As conditions ease, we work with local leaders to rebuild stronger. In non-emergency settings, our focus is development. Through our training programs, we pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. Embedding these skills into the community lies at the heart of what we do: build self-reliance. It gives people hit by tragedy a sense of ownership over their own recovery and the ability to shape their own future as they rebuild. And wherever it occurs, it is an investment that benefits us all because it prepares local residents to be their own best First Responders should disaster strike.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years
  • Location: Borno
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit 


Job Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of IYCF and CMAM and MAM treatment with Tom Brown in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs. S/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supervise the community health promoters to ensure they undertake their duties in accordance with the IMC policies and standards.
  • Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
  • Plan and supervise CG session biweekly
  • Participate in engagement session with the community leaders.
  • Provide and document One-on-One and group IYCF counselling at the facility during OTP activities and at the community level.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Nutrition Officer, CHPs, CG volunteers plan and carryout cooking demonstration activity at the community level
  • Provide One-on-One Nutrition counselling to newly enrolled/discharged OTP beneficiaries
  • Supervise the activity of the CG volunteers and CHPs at the community level
  • Complete and review completed QIVC and supervision check list with CHPs after every CG session and at the community level, and submit to the Nutrition Officer quarterly
  • Identify and follow to monitor progress of some IYCF beneficiaries within the community
  • Monitor and supervise MNP supplementation at the OTPs to ensure adherence to the National protocol.  
  • Providing appropriate nutrition counselling and health education to the mothers and caregivers in the SC based on the protocols and guidelines.
  • Review the flip chart lesson plan with CHPs on biweekly basis to ensure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
  • Timely collection and submission of all CHPs reports biweekly and monthly
  • Review and ensure correct completion of Family MUAC tools-training and screening portion
  • In collaboration with the CHPs provide on the job training on Family MUAC approach for the CG volunteers
  • Support the lead mothers and CNMs on Tom Brown supplementation
  • Facilitate Micronutrient supplementation at the OTP sites with Micronutrient Powder (MNP)
  • Other responsibility as deemed necessary by supervisor

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Nutritionist with a Degree in Nutrition from a recognized institution or related course.
  • Over two (2) years’ experience in IYCF programmes
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption letter
  • Valid and current practicing license
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa, while Marghi would be an added advantage
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situationsL

Female qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.