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  • Roving Nutrition Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • Posted on: 17 April, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    Roving Nutrition Officer



    The Nutrition Clinical  Officer- is responsible for overseeing  all Nutrition activities for IRC supported health facilities and catchment communities in Gwoza LGAs . Responsibilities will include day to day supports to Nutritional activities in the health facilities and their catchment communities, monitoring of activities,  report making, coordination with other sectors and government authorities as well as close collaboration with the Nutrition unit at the state MOH &  health facility staff and managers. The Nutrition Officer  will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Nutrition Manager.  The position will be based in Gworza with regular trips to IRC’s health and Nutrition  programs in Borno state and other parts of Nigeria as needed.


    • In collaboration with the other Nutrition program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation of Nutrition projects implemented by IRC Nigeria (Gwoza).
    • In collaboration with the Nutrition manager and the Health & Nutrition Coordinator, ensure that Nutrition  programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and WHO. Ensure that all Nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices.
    • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health & Nutrition programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.
    • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing monitoring of health & Nutrition programme activities
    • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt Nutrition  information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health & nutrition programs in Nigeria
    • Contribute to the growth of the IRC nutrition  programme in Nigeria through quality implementation of project activities, adequate monitoring and timely reporting as needed,  working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.
    • Conduct regular supportive supervision to all supported health facilities and catchment communities, provide mentoring and technical support  and appropriate feedback as needed.
    • Work with the nutrition manager and Health & Nutrition  Coordinator to ensure appropriate use of programme resources
    • Organise planned trainings for health & Nutrition staff and ensure that FMOH and WHO guidelines are used for all trainings which should be delivered in a quality manner.
    • Support the set up of use of FMOH clinical guidelines in all health facilities, providing mentoring as required to improve compliance.
    • Follow all IRC guidelines, programme and budget management tools
    • Ensure a good working relationship with all stakeholders involved in service provision to supported health facilities and catchment communities  in Gwoza LGA.
    • Ensure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.


    • College Diploma in Nursing /midwifery/clinical medicine with emphasis in Nutrition
    • At least 2 Years work experience in  Nutrition  programs both at clinical and community based programs and other primary Health care components is preferable 
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding Nutrition  Policy of Nigeria
    • Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Experience delivering  Nutrition and related trainings to health staff  using national or WHO guidelines
    • NGO work experience is an advantage
    • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel,Powerpoint
    • Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is a plus     
    • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible , and adaptability to transitions.
    • Position is strictly GWOZA based and Non-relocatable position

    Standards of Professional Conduct The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

    Gender EqualityIRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances


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    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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