Full-time International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ongoing Cv Submission
The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
The Job : Nutrition Outreach Officer
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
Location: Askira Uba, Borno
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
Implement Nutrition Outreach activity with the support of Nutrition Manager in developing the movement and work plans in the related project araes.
Assess the existing health outreach systems and actors and to build upon and further strengthen these existing systems with community outreach for CMAM
Identified and address the barriers to accessing CMAM-type services, and provide the preparations needed to effectively reach communities with severely malnourished children
Formation, training and supervising the community Volunteers on
Take lead in Community Assessment, Formulation of Community Outreach Strategy, Development of Messages and Materials and Community Mobilisation
mobilising community outreach with the goal of maximising CMAM services, minimising the number of defaulters, and ultimately reducing deaths due to severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
Work together with the local partner to ensure effective implementation of community
Provided tools and skills for CVs to plan standard CMAM community outreach activities and an ensure that they practice these skills in the field.
Together with the nutrition manager support in the development of an effective outreach strategy that will enhance effective and comprehensive service provision.
Capacity building and training of the local government and partner staff in all aspects of nutrition programming.
Ensure community assessment, community participation/ involvement, community screening for early case-finding and referral of children with severe acute malnutrition, home visits to follow up with problem cases, and health and nutrition education.
Support in carry out community sensitization and mobilization at the Health facility and community level.
Promotion of proper hygiene and sanitation at health facility and community level.
Ensure strong communication links with all other CMAM staff, providing advice and support to all other staff members on outreach issues as and when they arise.
Provide general support to outreach mobile clinic
Any other task assign by the supervisor to maintain quality program.
Generate weekly, monthly reports & maintain outreach activity database for submission.
B.Sc/HND in Nutrition, Dietetics or social sciences
At least 2 Years work experience in Nutrition programs both at clinical and community based programs
At least one year working experience in CMAM outreach component program
Thorough knowledge and understanding Nutrition Policy of Nigeria with focusing on community outreach
Knowledge about the CVs role and responsibilities in both OTP and community
Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Maiduguri
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Experience in delivering and facilitating Nutrition related trainings to participants
NGO work experience is an advantage
Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel,Powerpoint
Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is compulsory
Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible , and adaptability to transitions.
Program activities will be implemented in Askira Uba, Borno State. The postholder will be working and reporting to the Nutrition Manager in Mubi, Adamawa State. The security in Borno State and Adamawa state is relatively volatile.
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
How To Apply
Applicants should send their Cover letter and Resume in one MS word with the position they are applying for clearly stated in the email subject line to: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org while Hand delivered Applications should be sent to the field office in Mubi or Yola Office.