Nutrition and Health Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

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

Starting Basic Salary: 326,033 NGN per month (excluding other benefits)

Key responsibilities:

  • Update tracking tool to monitor programme screening-based data on acute malnutrition; collect health facility-based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs;
  • Participate with M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition and Health assessments;
  • Liaise with Nutrition and Health Assistants for accessing community support group and health facility database on a regular basis and updating overall health facility-based activities;
  • Ensure that all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to delivery uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing line manager on regular basis;
  • Support the Nutrition and Health Programme Manager in organizing LGA based coordination meeting;
  • Ensure that all children and patients visiting ACF supported health facilities are properly examined and treated according to national health and nutritional protocols and standards;
  • Identify gaps for WASH in health facilities and inform the Nutrition and Health Programme Manager on a regular basis;
  • Responsible for the performance and professional development of Nutrition Assistants and community-based health promoters;
  • On a monthly basis, reviews flip chart lesson plans with Nutrition Assistants and health promoters and ensure they understand the information well and can teach the information in a participatory manner;
  • Maintain and update database for health workers, community health workers/volunteers, trainings and share with line manager;
  • Prepare consolidated tracking tool for supportive supervision visits/on-job coaching sessions and share with line manager;
  • Regularly report and coordinate with line manager regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision-making.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or other relevant qualifications with experience in Public Health and CMAM programming;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in primary health care program;
  • An excellent report-writing skill is required including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa;
  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills;
  • Team management experience with similar programs;
  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities;
  • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies.   

Method of Application