Nutrition Officer at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) – 2 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 Officer

Location: Kaga, Magumeri & MMC – Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Officer will be the main point of reference in the field for the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP); he/she will collaborate with the Project Manager to support the team and the activities and directly contribute to the implementation of the distributions and of the nutrition awareness activities.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and in collaboration with the other collaborators of the project and the base, he/she:

  • Coordinate regular project activities guaranteeing the smooth implementation of the TSFP:
    • Prepare distribution plans in coordination with the distribution team;
    • Ensure that teams have all the documentation needed when conducting distributions (such as complaint registers, ration cards, attendance sheets, reporting templates, beneficiary lists and so on);
    • (From 0 to 59 months)
    • Submit a movement plan for the TSFP team to the Project Manager/Project Manager as applicable;
    • Coordinate the sensitization and community mobilization activities before the distribution;
    • Report the needs of the team to the Project Manager/Project Manager for follow-up.
  • Conduct monitoring of the distribution activities, provide comments to the team and suggest corrective actions when needed.
  • Conduct a debriefing with the team after the distribution point is monitored.
  • Prepare a report to submit to the Project Manager/Project Manager on the distribution point monitored daily.
  • Conduct regular training of the staff about nutrition, IYCF, and MUAC screening (from 0 to 59 months).
  • Supervise the team of TSFP Officers, Nutrition Assistants, Storekeepers and Data Entry Clerks directly; Provide coaching and training to the team.
  • Prepare objectives for the direct supervisee and follow up on the achievements of the objectives by conducting a performance evaluation in cooperation with the Project Manager.
  • Conduct regular meetings to discuss TORs and the general performance of the team, challenges and issues.
  • Coordinate IYCF activities, including cooking demonstrations, formation and training of mother support groups, and overall monitoring of nutrition awareness activities conducted by the Nutrition Assistants, contribute to the development of IYCF messages and IEC material for nutrition campaigns, tailored to local needs;
  • Support with the development of the tools for the Nutrition surveys to be rolled out at the beginning, mid-term and end of the project;
  • Supervise the update of the beneficiary database, by organizing the delivery of the TSFP registers, the printing of the beneficiary list and the analysis of the nutrition data, together with the M&E Officer and the Data Entry Clerk.
  • Receive and compile weekly activity reports from the field and share them with the Project Manager/Project Manager.
  • Prepare daily and monthly distribution reports, with data received from the TSFP Officers and the Storekeepers and share them with WFP.
  • Provide inputs for the monthly narrative reports, including analysis of the complaints received.
  • Participate in nutrition-related coordination forums, working groups, and technical meetings and activities at the state level.
  • Support the teams in the field with their coordination with health and nutrition facilities and actors, local authorities, community leaders and Food Management Committees, and support the Nutrition Assistants with ensuring complementarity of IYCF promotion with other organizations’’ activities.
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly report concerns or incidents to AHSF management and liaise with community leaders and other external parties to maintain/enhance the security environment for AHSF programs.
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply the AHSF 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 Field Staff and vendors/agents on such principles.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, community health or another relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in implementing CMAM, IYCF, and other community-based nutrition activities. Experience in MAM treatment using TSFP is desirable under WFP funded project.
  • Master’s Degree in relevant fields; Nutrition, Public Health, and Community Health will be an added advantage
  • The Nutrition Officer WILL be stationed in these locations.
  • Borno indigene, fluent in the Kanuri language.
  • Be proficient in the use of computer applications (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Have excellent leadership, coordination, team, budget, project management and representation competencies.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa languages.
  • Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. BSFP, Nutrition) preferably.
  • Be committed to Action the AHSF’s mission, values, and policies.


  • 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.

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.