Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD) is a registered non-profit organization with the corporate affairs commission in accordance with the Nigerian Law. FRAD over the years having been responding to the more than decade long conflict in Northeast Nigeria with operational presence in Various LGAs across the states. FRAD envision a sustainable future where everyone can access development a world no one is left behind, and work with a mission to build the resilience of vulnerable population using locally available solutions that ensures participation and bring meaningful development leaving no one behind. These mission and vision guide our responses and intervention in thematic areas of Nutrition, protection, Education, early recovery and livelihood and food security.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Location: Damboa and Magumeri – Borno
Employment Type: Contract
- The Nutrition Officer will be performing on-going monitoring and support supervision, provide guidance to other staffs on nutrition activities, assist Project Manager in program planning and staff capacity building. The Nutrition Officer will monitor and support the performance of nutrition activities.
- Training of community based volunteers (Mother-to-Mother, Support group, PMCs), Supervision and Sensitization. The Nutrition Officer will mainstream nutritional activities with regards to Infant and Young Child Feeding practices and other programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Implements a comprehensive maternal infant and young child nutrition program (MIYCN) Baby Friendly Community initiative (BFCI) approach.
- Provides technical support to CMAM and BSFP program component within the community including ensuring awareness sessions, screening and tracking.
- Ensure observance, respect the dignity of beneficiaries and members of the community at all times
- Participate in any nutrition sector-specific assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate activities, both for initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction and transition phase.
- Determine the cause of malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.
- Develops and supervises an effective mother to mother support group within the area of implementation.
- Trains and mentors the emergency response program staff and the integrated community health promoters through the identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
- Develops key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
- Offers nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care for Clinic clients.
- Conducts and Supervises nutrition-specific value-adding activities (SBCC, Home gardening, food hygiene promotion etc.
- Implements a social behavioral change communication strategy at the community level.
- Plans and conducts mass MUAC screening of the under-fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health volunteers.
- Compiles and submits donor and Future Resilience and Development Foundation Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented, as well as prepare food requisitions.
- Liaises with Supply Chain Department in Program Supplies procurement and Monitoring Supply control.
- Supports MOH on DQAs- Data quality assessments.
- Supervises regular follow up and management of malnutrition cases at the OTP/SC
- Performs Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Experience and technical Competencies
- Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or equivalent
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition/ food security intervention programs, including community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation aspects.
- Experience in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition/ food security intervention programs, including community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation aspects.
- Significant experience on community management of acute malnutrition and Infant feeding in Emergency in host communities/ IDP camp setting.
- Understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
- Proven ability and experience in planning and conducting formal training session on nutrition including CMAM and IYCF.
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care givers.
- Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
- Ability to deal with relations with local authorities as a Nutrition representative of FRAD in the working areas.
- Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of political, religious and economic aspects of the community.
- Excellent inter and intra personal skills to ensure consistent positive relations with key stakeholders.
- Strong report writing and computer skills.
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
Application Closing Date
20th June, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application (Cover Letter and CV) to: email@example.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
- The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.
- Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis
- Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
- FRAD Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ethical recruitment, please note that we don’t collect money or participate in any fraudulent activities you can report such to: firstname.lastname@example.org