Nutrition Officer

Posted by Jobgurus Services - VERIFIED EMPLOYER VERIFIED26 Jan 2:27 pmMaiduguri, Borno

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization.

Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

IMC is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Nutrition Officer to be based in its Maiduguri office. This position is subject to funding by the donor.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Maiduguri
Job ID: #1357161

Job Summary
As a key member of the Nutrition and Food Security team fully participates in key decision making for the Nutrition program in the operation areas.

The primary functions of the Nutrition officer is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of all Nutrition Food Security programming at duty designation and state, participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of Nutrition Food Security in the operation areas.

Ensure that International Medical Corps program is delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line with national and international guideline.

Main Responsibilities

Effective implementation of IMC’s Emergency Nutrition Projects within the frame work of pertinent national policy, strategy and guidelines
Ensure observance & respect the dignity of beneficiaries, careers 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 the malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.
Assess the immediate lifesaving nutrition interventions needed (such as CMAM) in addition to the prevention activities (ENA, IFE, etc) that need to be implemented at the same time.
Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition Staffs and IMC partners to effectively and innovatively manage emergency nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas

Qualification and Experience
Bachelor or Masters’ level degree in Nutrition or equivalent
Minimum 5 years work experience for a first degree holder and 2 years for masters level education holder in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition intervention programmes, 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
Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches
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 takers
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
Ability to deal with relations with local authorities as a Nutrition representative of IMC 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
Familiarity with donors and donor procedures will be helpful.
Strong report writing and computer skills.

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