Health Field Officer (Nutrition) Vacancy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

On 27/Mar/2019 / In Government Jobs

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
 
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Maiduguri Sub Delegation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below:
 
Job Title: Health Field Officer (Nutrition)
 
Location: Maiduguri, Borno 
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRS)
Main Responsibilities
Training of health workers and community volunteers (CVs) on different health issues including IYCF, hygiene promotion and malnutrition
Develop the technical capacity of PHCC staff implementing CMAM and IYCF activities through on job mentoring
In collaboration with SMOH, LGA nutrition focal and facility in charges ensure case finding through screening and defaulter tracing is functional at all health facilities and there is a link between facility and community nutrition activities and  services
Monitor and analyse consumption of therapeutic feeds and in collaboration with the HD and Nutrition Delegate (ND) identify solutions to overcome any inconsistencies in stock
Ensure adequate linkage between the OTP centres and SCs to ensure smooth referral processes for children referred to the SC from OTP and SC back to OTP
Ensure caretakers receive diverse, nutritious and hygienic meals daily. This can be done through monitoring the food chain (budget, supply, quality)
Train and mentor SC supervisors to train SC staff on clinical management of paediatric SAM inpatients with complications in line with the national protocols
Ensure caretakers receive diverse, nutritious and hygienic meals daily. This can be done through monitoring the food chain (budget, supply, quality).
Collaborate with all other ICRC departments and sectors to ensure nutrition activities are integrated
 
Required Qualifications
Nurse (Registered with the Nursing Council of Nigeria) or Nutritionist
At least 3 years work experience in nutrition
Good knowledge of public health concerns and awareness of the nutrition situation in Nigeria
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
Very good computer skills, including use of spreadsheets for data analysis
Good knowledge of the Ministry of Health and the local health services - Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems
 
Attributes:
Fluent in English and one local language in the AoR to be assigned
Ability to analyse and synthesize information
Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
Interpersonal skills (communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills
Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF programming
Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies
Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
 
Application Closing Date
31st March, 2019. 
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter and contact details of three referees to ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org Clearly indicate “Health Field Officer (Nutrition) MIU" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
 
In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:
Qualification(s)
Current location
Languages you speak
Years of relevant experience
NYSC status
 
Note
Late application will not be considered
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

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