Nutrition Officer at Green Concern for Development (GREENCODE)

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GREENCODE Recruitment 2021

Green Concern for Development (GREENCODE) is a National registered NGO with CAC No: CAC/IT/NO 25643 and has been in operation for over 10 years. Our mission is to work with the poor and socially excluded people and government for the promotion of environmental and human rights protection in communities in Nigeria, aimed at poverty reduction through education, information sharing, research, training and direct impact interventions are in humanitarian emergency response and development, with physical presence in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Abuja, Cross River, Akwa Ibom States.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Officer will be directly responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the emergency nutrition programming which includes; Integrated outreach models i.e. CMAM/IYCF done by running of selective feeding program, nutrition surveillance & assessments.
  • He/she will be responsible for managing emergency nutrition responses, working with community health volunteers.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Nutrition CMAM/IYCF Support officer will be based in Maiduguri and He/she will provide support for efficient and smooth implementation of nutrition CMAM/IYCF and social and behavioral change activities.
  • He/she will also support the implementation and sensitization activities for targeted communities about CMAM/IYCF with support from Ministry of Health, community leaders and other key stakeholders at local government level.
  • The CMAM/IYCF Support officer will support the state team in conducting rapid/detailed assessment of infant and young child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at mobile clinics.
  • He/she will support the state team in providing personalized IYCF counseling sessions to pregnant women for the preparation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding and all mothers with children under 24 months.
  • Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
  • Offer nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
  • Plan and conduct mass MUAC screening of the under-fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health volunteers
  • Document’s findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up of beneficiaries and share.
  • Prepare and submit program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness per the responsibility areas
  • Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.

Position Requirements

  • Have a minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Nutrition or Community Based Program with similar experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure contexts) as well as CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
  • 1 – 3 years work experience.
  • Be proficient in statistics and other software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Have excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies.
  • Be proficient in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Have the capacity to be flexible and supervise and coach health workers.
  • Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
  • Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition) preferably.
  • Be committed to Action the NGO’s mission, values and policies.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and complete GREENCODE’s Competency Form (request for the competency form for the position you are interested in/qualified for via the email below). The 2 documents should be forwarded to the following e-mail address: jobs@greencodeng.org and copy greencodedata@gmail.com

Note

  • The title of the position for example- Nutrition Officer must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The position is valid for the duration stated, we don’t pay relocation allowance or provide house for field staff. Only applicant that adhere to the full instruction in this advert will be attended to.
  • Selected applicants must be willing to participate in our interview process from any of our state offices – Maiduguri, Calabar, Abuja and Yobe.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

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