Field Assistant at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) – 6 Openings

Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)

Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in North East Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its program principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation. Our Mission is to Improve the quality of lives of Children, Women, the Elderly and other Marginalized Vulnerable groups through Human Development and Interventions to Strengthen Communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Assistant

Location: Gwoza, Borno
Slots: 6 Openings
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Start Date:ASAP
Sector: Nutrition

Project Implementation

  • Provide lifesaving quality Health care and Nutrition services to the conflict affected individuals in Bama and Gwoza    LGA’s during the 2023 Lean season. From July 2023 to December 2023. Tom brown approach will be used for nutrition program in Gwoza LGA only.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The CNM supervisor will report to the nutrition supervisor / assistant and will be responsible for the outlined roles and responsibilities below.
  • The CNM supervisor is responsible for disseminating key sensitization messages through the CNM’s and community gathering.
  • The CNM supervisor ensures all identification, screening, registration of malnourished children and Pregnant and lactating mothers are carried out through the use of the MUAC tape.
  • The CNM supervisor ensures a weekly follow up on referrals are carried out.
  • The CNM supervisor should ensure that all reports should be submitted on a weekly and monthly basis to the nutrition supervisor / assistant.
  • The CNM supervisor ensures that all support groups leaders are equipped with items, knowledge, and full attendance sheet for their respective group members.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support formation of care groups.
  • Support and supervise active case findings.
  • Support commodities distribution.
  • Ensure continuous sensitization during distribution.
  • Support in creating awareness and sensitization of key messages on IYCF/Nutrition.
  • Active case finding of MAM of children under 5 and PLW cases
  • Assist to strengthen referral system on PLW and MAM cases of children under 5.
  • Participate in meeting as requested by senior nutrition teams.
  • Establishment, formation and facilitation of mother-to-mother support groups
  • Establishment, formation and facilitation father to father support groups.
  • Organizing regular routine meeting with the father-to-father support groups and mother to mother support groups.
  • Arrange and support in facilitation of Cooking Demonstration of TOM BROWN using the available local foods.
  • Conduct Screening to identify SAM and MAM cases;
  • Development of referral system for SAM and MAM cases;
  • Support in creating awareness and passing of key messages on WASH, Health, GBV, SGBV and COVID 19 inclusively.
  • Collection of data and submission of daily and weekly report sheet to CNMs supervisor on time.
  • Arrange Community meetings with elders’ community leaders and local stakeholders when the need arise
  • Any other tasks assigned by Line manager/Nutrition supervisor/Nutrition assistant.
  • The CNM supervisor is responsible for conveying nutrition messages through house-to-house visits and community gathering.
  • The CNM supervisor is also responsible for screening and identification of the malnourished children and Pregnant and lactating mothers through the use of the MUAC tape.
  • This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the Project Manager and direct supervisor for what concerns the implementation of the program activities.

Position Requirements


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree / HND Diploma in Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health or other relevant field.
  • 2 – 3 years work experience in implementing CMAM, IYCF, and other community-based nutrition activities. Experience in MAM treatment using Tom Brown approach is desirable.
  • The Nutrition Assistant Will be based in Gwoza.
  • Be proficient in the use of computer applications (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Have excellent team, project management and representation competencies.
  • Ability to speak local languagewill be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
8th July, 2023.

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

Important Information and Notice
Carefully observe the details as follow:

  • Contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional references must be provided, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer including that of the HR/Admin person. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Only motivated applicants who are able to perform the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV’s – only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail; otherwise, it may not be considered
  • CVs will be reviewed on rolling bases
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.
  • AHSF considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

Brief Conditions:

  • AHSF reserves the right to transfer position as per need / project demand any time during the project.
  • Travelling from home to duty station will be staff own responsibility but facilitation could be provided as per situation;
  • AHSF reserves the right to close the application before deadline, if the required number of candidates is attained rolling basis review of applications.
  • Candidates will be responsible for his/her own travel, accommodation and feeding during the recruitment process;
  • Other Terms & Condition will be part of Job Contract;


  • Women are strongly encouraged to Apply.
  • AHSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer AHSF considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
  • The AHSF and AHSF workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in AHSF – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Transparency, Accountability, Partnership, Integrity, Team work (TAPIT). In accordance with these values, the AHSF operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply AHSF’s Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field.

Inclusivity Statement:

  • Albarka Health Spring Foundationis an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.
  • As part of their adherence to the values of AHSF, all AHSF Intern and Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other state.