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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2018
    Deadline: Apr 10, 2018
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  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U...
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    Nutrition Nurse

    Location: Monguno, Borno

    Key Responsibilities
    Programming:

    • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC/OTP in liaison with the health program.
    • Give drug regimen for children in the SC and OTP programs.
    • Provide treatment services to malnourished children at the outpatient therapeutic program
    • Ensure nutrition indicators at SC, and OTP meet SPHERE standards
    • Supervise and coordinate the strict patient management of children in the Outpatient therapeutic feeding.
    • Train the nutrition team in case detection and home-based care.
    • Mentor the nutrition assistant staff to manage patients with acute malnutrition as per protocol.
    • Train and mentor IRC staff and other key stakeholders in Growth Monitoring, IYCF, MNDC, CMAM; especially the OTP and SC staff.
    • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.
    • Participate in the conduction of studies and surveys.
    • Participate in the delivery of trainings for health staff and in capacity building.
    • Improvement of the IYCF program in the IDP camps and Host communities.
    • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.
    • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital SC and other entry points in the health programme in liaison with relevant IRC sectors.
    • Plan and Conduct continuous monitoring of the OTP and SC patient management through quality of care (Quality of Care) assessments.
    • Participate in program strategic planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with key stakeholders and cooperating partners.
    • Adhere and uphold IRC code of conduct at respective work area.

    Supervision and Leadership:

    • Directly supervise nutrition assistants and registrars in OTP programs.
    • Supervise and work in strict collaboration with the nutrition team in the screening activities of severely malnourished children.
    • Identify training gaps for the incentive staff and beneficiaries within nutrition program and communicate the same to the program manager.

    Networking and Coordination:

    • Ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in food/nutrition activities.
    • Develop and coordinate the adherence and reporting of nutrition education sessions as per developed annual plan.
    • In collaboration with the Nutrition Manager and the logistics officer follow-up food provision.
    • Create appropriate linkages and referral for nutrition activities.
    • Work closely with other health programs in spirit of integration for maximum output.
    • Attend all program implementation meetings.

    Required Qualification

    • Diploma in Nursing
    • Registration with the Nursing Council of Nigeria
    • Must possess at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy community set up.
    • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.
    • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
    • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
    • MUST possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills
    • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.

    Required Experience:

    • B.Sc in Nursing
    • Addition nutrition training in CMAM/IMAM and MIYCN is an added advantage.
    • Strong communication skills, oral, written and presentation.
    • Previous experience in North east Nigeria
    • Previous experience working in insecure contexts
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
    • Strong background in humanitarian projects.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, E- mail, out look
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.

    Specific Security Situation/Housing

    • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). Security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country
    • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments.

    Benefits

    • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension
    • Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their applications addressed to the "Senior Human Resource Manager" via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org Subject of the application should read: Senior Nutrition Officer, Monguno, OR Stabilization Centre Matron, Maiduguri OR RH Community Mobilzer, Monguno" OR Finance Intern Maiduguri OR "Nutrition Nurse, Monguno".

    Hand delivery application should be submitted in Monguno Base Office.

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