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20 May 2017

Full-time Plan International: Nutrition in Emergency Specialist Vacancy

Plan International – Posted by Nigeria Job bucket Staff Borno, Nigeria

Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

The Job : Nutrition in Emergency Specialist – Nigeria
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Req ID: 19921
Location: Maiduguri (frequent travel to Abuja and Mubi)
Type of Role: One year fixed term contract
Reports to: Humanitarian Program Manager

The Opportunity

As Nutrition in Emergencies Specialist you will provide a range of technical support to the Emergency Program team and Country Office in terms of nutrition programing.
You will be responsible for the design of nutrition programing component of the humanitarian response in Nigeria and will provide capacity building, technical expertise and oversight to the program, in Adamawa and Borno states.
Responsibilities Will Include

Responsible for the day to day management of Nutrition activities for Nigerian response
Provide technical support in various components of Nutrition projects implementation
Work closely with the Field Coordinator and other project team help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers (volunteer Lead mothers, care group promoters etc) Provide technical support to Plan staff staff, MoH and other humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practice
Conduct training to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Spaces and in the community
Ensure project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Spaces and mobile units
Facilitate cross sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent communication and referral between IYCF CP and emergency relief programming
Under the guidance of the Field Coordinator, undertake local level advocacy targeting other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, on assessment and appropriate response to support infant and young child feeding
At field sites, liaise with other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.
With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the Nutrition projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements.
Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross.Code of Conduct.
Do you Have What it takes

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require extensive experience in implementing Infant and Young Child Feeding, Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) treatment, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs
BA or equivalent in nursing, nutrition, Biology, social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related degree desired
Experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counselling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services
Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and particularly vulnerable children
Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
Excellent community mobilization skills
Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques
Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities.

Job Qualifications

We are open and Accountable:

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.
We strive for lasting Impact:

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We Work Well together:

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are Inclusive and Empowering:

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Salary

Competitive

Note

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

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Job Categories: Food & Beverages Jobs. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Nutrition in Emergency Specialist jobs and Plan International jobs. Salaries: N200,000-N300,000.

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