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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
  • Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
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    Health & Nutrition Officer

    Location: Potiskum, Yobe
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting Date: As Soon as Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition and Health Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Implementation of Health and Nutrition activities at the facility and community level.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the LGA and within ACF
    • Ensure that all services are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols
    • Establish and foster linkage between the health facility and the community in the respective catchment areas
    • Plan and participate in the training of HF staff on IMAM and IYCF and other health packages
    • Building the capacity of the Health Facility staff and community volunteers (CVs) attached to the health facilities on CMAM, IYCF and other health interventions in the LGA
    • Support and build the capacity of HF and LGA health department in the compilation, preparation, and submission of accurate and timely Health and Nutrition reports
    • Implement, organize, follow-up and report on capacity building, training, and nutrition screening activities
    • Improve on the linkages between the beneficiaries in the CMAM, IYCF, and other Health program and the health facilities.
    • Participate in surveillance activities to monitor Health and Nutrition situation in the LGAs.
    • Provide updates to HF staff, LGA health workers and community leaders and Health & Nutrition Assistants on Health and Nutrition situation analysis in the LGA in collaboration with the DPM and surveillance specialist
    • Assess and report the drugs and other major supplies in the HF on a monthly basis and share reports with H&N Sector Manager.
    • Build the capacity of HF staff and CVs and monitor for accurate timely and quality reporting and management of stocks.

    Objective 2

    • Scale-up and functionality of Care Groups (CGs)  and fathers group (FGs)at LGA level

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Provide monthly updates on PLW and Neighbour Women (NW) grouping at LGA level with specific details on those that newly join the groups monthly.
    • Orientation and training of community-based health promoters and H&N packages.
    • Build capacity of CHIPPS, care group facilitators and CGV leaders on Health and Nutrition packages
    • Monitor the knowledge levels of CHIPPS, Care group, and CGV leaders and close the knowledge gaps for quality results.
    • Conduct monthly reviews with CHIPPS, Care group leaders on reporting and data accuracy and completeness.
    • Ensure proper maintenance of Health and Nutrition records in HFs and community groups, verified using checklists (QIVCs) and are easily accessible
    • Conduct hands-on supervision of HWs in selected HF in the LGA for quality health and nutrition services and closing gaps in the Facility.
    • Supervise the Care group and fathers group meetings for quality discussions and dissemination of reports.
    • Conduct and monitoring the referral mechanism in Care groups and HFs.

    Objective 3

    • Project Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate the implementation of Health and Nutrition activities in line with the activity timeline
    • Ensure budget utilization for H&N interventions in line with the financial forecast  and within timelines
    • Ensure compliance to logistics and finance during the planning of workshops, training, and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement, etc.
    • Ensure the Health and Nutrition activity targets for care groups, CGV groups, and other core health and nutrition targets is met monthly in selected wards.
    • Monitor the project activities and output targets are achieved on a monthly basis
    • Maintain close collaboration with LGA Health and Nutrition department and political leadership on health and nutrition issues in the supported LGAs
    • Build relationships with INGOs and local NGOs for synergies in nutrition and health service delivery to avoid duplication of efforts in the targeted LGAs.

    Objective 4

    • Community-based assessments, community profiling, and community-based interventions

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct community mobilization and sensitization for public health and nutrition in targeted LGAs.
    • Share health and nutrition gaps with key leaders, community groups, and community members during ongoing meetings in community and LGA.
    • In collaboration with the DPM, develop messages to pass to the community members and other target groups according to the needs identified from the dialogues and sensitization sessions
    • Ensure case-finding and referral mechanisms are functional in HF and communities.
    • In collaboration with the DPM and HF Health workers, ensure community health and nutrition screening is functional and linked to the health facilities.
    • Document the functionality of community structures and models and share with Health and Nutrition Sector Manager for action.
    • Conduct a situational analysis of multisector issues for further actions quarterly

    Objective 5

    • Information management, reporting and coordination

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all training and meeting records are dully in place for all activities (attendance sheet, on-job coaching sessions, workshop/meeting reports)
    • Monthly reports submitted by 28th monthly in agreed standards
    • Submit issues log report to H&N Sector Manager with updates on specific actions taken so far and the further actions required.
    • Share success stories on system strengthening and any other Nutrition and health interventions in the LGAs.
    • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on health and nutrition issues including reporting and service gaps
    • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forums at districts or governorate levels as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
    • Support the health facility staff in completing health and nutrition reports (beneficiary statistics, stock report, and requests among others)
    •  Support preparation of care group monthly report using the information provided by nutrition assistants and health promoters
    • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community as needed and/or requested

    Objective 6

    • Performance Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes;
    • 10 minutes monthly conversation for Health and Nutrition Assistant completed, discussed and submitted by 30th monthly
    • 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal completed, discussed, and submitted by end of month.
    • Staff development needs, capacity gaps highlighted in performance management document and key issues highlighted for Sector Manager attention

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Medicine / Public Health / Nursing/or related field
    • Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage

    Skills And Experience

    • 3 years’ experience in primary health and nutrition
    • Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure
    • A previous role in development facilitation and supervisory level is required
    • Fluency in spoken and written English language. The Hausa language will be added advantage
    • Working knowledge of MS office


    • Work experience in humanitarian settings
    • Work experience with government health care system is an added advantage
    • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with the health department is preferable
    • Ability to plan and organize work independently with appropriate follow-through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
    • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
    • Ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination, and consultation

    Minimum Basic Salary
    N236,585 NGN per month

    Method of Application

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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