Established in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged persons. We combat the cause and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 22 countries in Africa (including Nigeria), Asia as well as in the United States.
HKI currently conducts programs in more than 20 Asian and African countries, including Nigeria where we implement programs in Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Cross River, Kano, Katsina and Lagos States.. HKI seeks to employ suitable persons for the following positions under the neglected tropical diseases control and elimination programs domicile in 3 states:person for a paid internship as stated below:
Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Intern
Reports To: NUTRITION PROGRAM OFFICER/STATE TEAM LEAD
Support the implementation of a multi-pronged nutrition education; school gardening and physical education program appropriate for primary school children and integration into the existing curriculum.
Support the project’s engagement with teachers, Parents Forum (PF) members and other stakeholders to explore a variety of key information areas including (i) relevant lifestyle attitudes and practice, (2) ways to activate parental involvement, (iii) ways to integrate healthy eating and food choices, WASH, nutrient-rich food production and active play and physical education into existing school curricula (including development of lesson plans, learning aids, visual reminders, etc.).
Support the conduct of routine supportive supervision to observe and support teachers on the implementation of the nutrition education; school gardening and physical education programme in the intervention schools.
Planning and Documentation
Awareness Creation and Stakeholder engagement
nterested persons should send comprehensive resume with a cover letter as ONE MS Word document to email@example.com using the position title and location as the subject of the email. You will receive an auto response confirming your application. Note that applications will not be accepted after 5pm on Wednesday September 18th 2019.
Note: There are no relocation allowances available for this position.