Nutrition & Health Officer Vacancy at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International - 4 Openings

On 24/May/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Nutrition & Health Officer
Action Against Hunger
Location:  (Country & Base): Damaturu, Yobe State
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Program Manager
Slot: 4 
Objective 1
Implementation of Health and Nutrition activities at the facility and community level
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the LGA and within ACF
Ensure that all services are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols
Establish and foster linkage between the health facility and the community in the respective catchment areas
Plan and participate in training of HF staff on IMAM and IYCF and other health packages
Building the capacity of the Health Facility staff and community volunteers (CVs) attached to the health facilities on CMAM, IYCF and other health interventions in the LGA
Support and build capacity of HF and LGA health department in the compilation, preparation and submission of accurate and timely Health and Nutrition reports
Implement, organize, follow-up and report on capacity building, training and nutrition screening activities
Objective 2
Scale up and functionality of Care Groups (CGs) and Fathers Group (FGs) at LGA level
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Ensure proper maintenance of Health and Nutrition records in HFs and community groups, verified using checklists (QIVCs) and are easily accessible
Conduct hands on supervision of HWs in selected HF in the LGA for quality health and nutrition services and closing gaps in the Facility.
Supervise the Care group and fathers group meetings for quality discussions and dissemination of reports.
Conduct and monitoring the referral mechanism in Care groups and HFs
Objective 3
Project Management
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Facilitate the implementation of Health and Nutrition activities in line with activity timeline
Ensure budget utilization for H&N interventions in line with the financial forecast  and within timelines
Ensure compliance to logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
Position Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/or related field
Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage
Skills & Experience
3 years’ experience in primary health and nutrition
Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure
Previous role of development facilitation and supervisory level is required
Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
Working knowledge of MS office
Work experience in humanitarian settings
Work experience with government health care system is an added advantage
erience of working in partnership with or directly with health department is preferable
Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation
Gross Basic Salary
NGN 236,585 - NGN 379,904
Application Closing Date
29th May, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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