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LGA Officer - Nutrition At Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Date Posted: 03/May/2014
Deadline: 19/May/2014

Action Against Hunger (ACF) is part of the ACF-International Network which 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.

LGA Officer - Nutrition

At the LGA level, implement and monitor ACF’s program objectives of building capacity at PHCs to deliver nutrition related health care services effectively. Oversees and provide support for capacity building activities as integrated with SMOH&LGA for the hospital staff and for the Out-patient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres for implementing, organising, managing and reporting of Stabilisation centres and OTP activities.

Summary of Key Objectives:

  • Objective 1: Assess and to build the capacity of the SMoH or LGA Primary Health Care Centres (PHC).
  • Objective 2: Support Community Mobilization Activities in collaboration with Community nutrition officers and health facility staff
  • Objective 3: To support the Nutrition Team in reporting, data analysis and communication
  • Objective 4: To strengthen the links and Coordination between departments and authorities.
  • Objective 5: To supervise activities in the framework of CMAM implementation guidelines and SPHERE standard.

Qualifications & Essential Skills:

  • Diploma in Health Sciences with a Major in Nutrition or related field; Bachelor level degree a plus
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally CTC/CMAM), including monitoring and evaluation
  • High level of self-discipline, ability to adhere to strict deadlines, organizational skills
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Demonstrable ability to report timely and excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Transparency, high ethical values and commitment to protection of children and vulnerable populations.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their CV together with their Cover Letter as an email attachment to the following email address: [email protected]

Applicants should indicate in the subject title of their forwarding mail, the title of the position they are applying for.

Note: Please do not attach your certificates to the application email.
Any application received after Monday 19th May will not be considered.

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