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Nutrition Assistant At Action Against Hunger

Date Posted: 14/May/2019
Deadline: 20/May/2019

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.

Nutrition Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno 
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: Nutrition officer

Objective 1

  • Undertake nutrition interventions (porridge mum) under the direction of the Nutrition officer

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and training during community led Nutrition activities;
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of the porridge mum ( Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities, cooking demonstration, hygiene promotion and complementary feeding with the support from the Nutrition officer;
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the community.
  • Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition officer.
  • Implement detailed work plan for Nutrition team at MMC and Jere LGA level activities in collaboration with Nutrition officer, which will include all aspects of the program.

Objective 2

  • Collect information and data on nutrition at field level through screenings, surveys, and assessments

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the nutritional situation in the area of intervention.
  • Collect the required information in the field to support an understanding of the evolution of the context.
  • Support the M&E team in data collection for screening or other nutrition-related assessments.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities

Objective 3

  • Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about IYCF with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with cash team, M&E team and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate good working relationship between government extension workers, IDPs and target Beneficiaries.

Internal & External Responsibilities

  • Nutrition officer: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • Other technical teams: Exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination


  • Local governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options

Position Requirements

  • Diploma in a Nutrition or Community-based Programming or related field.

Skills & Experience

  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • 1-year relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the Nutrition  and social approach – IYCF a plus
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.


  • Previous experience with nutrition and health programming.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and the local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

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