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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2018
    Deadline: May 4, 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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    Senior Nutrition Officer

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe

    Scope of Work

    • The Senior Nutrition Officer is the Sub-focal point for IRC's primary Nutrition care services in Yobe He/she reports to the Nutrition Manager and ensures full involvement for the implementation of a quality Nutrition program, in accordance with appropriate standards and as well provide support to the Nutrition manager in identify program gaps in Nutrition services with immediate solution for further necessary steps to address those gaps.
    • Assist in providing technical support in planning, implementing and monitoring of Nutrition interventions and as well support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide full support to Nutrition Manager on Project Management cycle
    • Deputize for Nutrition Manager when the need arises
    • Over sees all field Nutrition team activities and report to manager
    • Take charges of some grants T2 lines and monitor their program spending to ensure appropriate compliance.
    • With the support of nutrition manager, directly supervised all program assistances with regard to their PP and PM Evaluations
    • Support the Nutrition team in preparation, selection and conducting training to HW, CHV, Government officials and members of MTMSG
    • Monitor weekly and monthly CMAM facility program report to ensure clients admission and discharge criteria are in accordance with the recommended anthropometric protocol and approved sphere standard provision respectively
    • With the support of the Nutrition Manager, conducted a support supervision to the CMAM project site for better programing and provision of on the job training to the program related staffs
    • Periodic check to OTP/SC program documents to ensure proper documentation on admitted SAM clients files and record
    • Support to ensure good coordination with the team and other IRC related program sector.
    • Follow Up on Tri-referral transfer channel (Community to clinic, OTP to SC and SC to OTP) to ensure all program patients has arrived to appropriate CMAM site
    • Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary.
    • Conduct a periodic stock count at Both OTP/SC clinics and provide a timely site need forecast to ensure availability and to avoid stock out
    • Take lead in conducting Community sensitization, Outreach Mobile OTPs, cooking Demonstration and IYCF related activities.


    • Health and Nutrition related professional (HND, B.Sc) with emphasis on Public Health Nutrition
    • Significant experience in nutrition in emergencies.
    • At least 2 years professional experience in nutrition (CMAM and IYCF) programming
    • Excellent management and supervision skills
    • Ability to write clear and concise program reports with meet required deadlines.
    • Able to work with little supervision while being a strong team player captain
    • Experience and ability to support team and build staff capacity.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
    • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook and the internet.
    • Fluency in speaking the local languages is necessary

    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 Equality:

    • IRC 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.

    Work Environment:

    • The position will work in the Yobe Field Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 – orange

    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 send their applications addressed to the "Human Resource Coordinator" via: Subject of the application should read: The job title and Location

    • Hand delivery applications should be submitted in Yobe Field Office.
    • 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 or disability.

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