Nutrition 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.

We are currently looking for the right candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Location: Kaga, Magumeri & MMC – Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible.
Slot: 6 Openings

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Assistant will be responsible for planning and implementation of nutrition activities in the AHSF food security and nutrition operation area in Borno LGA’S focusing on IDPs and vulnerable host communities.
  • They will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring care support groups and IYCF training.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer and in collaboration with the project manager, and other collaborators of the projects and the Base, they will:

  • Perform screening of the nutritional status of children under five in their designated locations and refer SAM cases to SC/MAM centres.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community mobilisers’ team leaders and lead mothers of care groups in implementing follow-up of referred SAM cases
  • Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children.
  • Ensure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.
  • Daily reporting.
  • Weekly reporting and compilation of monthly reporting.
  • Collect and track weekly data at the community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visits, per AHSF standard nutrition statistical reporting forms
  • Submit weekly nutrition and health report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Carry out the day-to-day Nutrition activities
  • Provide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practices
  • Follow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the stabilization centre
  • Keep defaulter tracing for malnourished children
  • Report any problems promptly to the Nutrition Officer or the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Participate in the fieldwork of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Conduct cooking demonstrations.

 Additional responsibilities:

  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and assigned by his/her supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • Nutrition and Health qualifications (BSC, & HND)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Accuracy and promptness in performing duties.
  • English writing and speaking skills.

Desired Competencies / Skills

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.
  • Good understanding of cultural context.


  • Previous experience in similar roles in a humanitarian set-up (WFP-funded project)
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply the UNICEF 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, including sensitizing FiStaffaffs and vendors/agents on such principles

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health or other relevant field.
  • 3 years of work experience in implementing CMAM, IYCF, and other community-based nutrition activities. Experienced in WWFP-funded projects.
  • The Nutrition Assistant WILL be based in the community assigned.
  • Borno indigene, fluent in Kanuri.
  • 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 languages will be an added advantage.
  • Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. TSFP, BSFP, WASH, Nutrition) preferably.
  • Be committed to Action the AHSF’s mission, values, and policies.

Application Closing Date
4th July, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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 can perform the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV’s – CVs 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 number 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 positions as per need/project demand at any time during the project.
  • Travelling from home to the duty station will be the staff’s responsibility but facilitation could be provided as per the situation;
  • AHSF reserves the right to close the application before the deadline if the required number of candidates is attained rolling basis review of applications.
  • Candidates will be responsible for his/her travel, accommodation and feeding during the recruitment process;
  • Other Terms & Conditions will be part of the Job Contract.


  • AHSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer AHSF considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, 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, Teamwork (TAPIT). By 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.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to Apply.

Inclusivity Statement:

  • Albarka Health Spring Foundation is 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 another state.