Location: Guri, Jigawa
Employment type: Full time
Department: Programmes - Health & Nutrition
Company Overview & Job Description
Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim – ACF) began operations in Nigeria in 2010 in response to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, focusing on integrated programming and looking at the Nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. In 2011, we expanded our work to begin implementing nutrition development projects in Jigawa and in Yobe. Following the crises in Northeast Nigeria, we further expanded our operations in Borno State in 2014 in response to the crisis to address the Nutrition, Health, Food security & livelihoods, WASH, and shelter needs of conflict-affected communities. We are operational in 11 Local Government Areas of Borno, 12 in Yobe and 3 in Jigawa.
ACF is looking for an LGA Officer that will be responsible for coordinating WASH, Nutrition and FSL activities within the LGA. He/She will facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change within the LGAs, provide support to the facility/ community nutrition workers in the Project’LGAs in implementing the nutrition interventions (Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral partners.
- Facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change within the LGAs
- Facilitate technical assessments of WASH facilities and hygiene practices in communities
- Provide technical assistance to the Project team in the assessment of sanitation needs, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
- Prepare and submit weekly timesheets of daily skilled and unskilled workers for validation.
- Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms and those facilities are sustainable.
- Assess hygiene practices and identify risky behaviours within the community and identify best hygiene promotion approach.
- Facilitate selection and training of community hygiene promoters.
- The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of CMAM and IYCF in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs
- She/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.
- Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
- Work closely with lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community.
- Take lead on the CMAM services at fixed and mobile outreach.
- Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
- Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
- Ensure all children are immunized according to the national protocols.
- Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals.
- Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
- Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- With support from the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
- With support from the lead FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
- Working closely with supervisees (Partner Field Assistants/enumerators) to ensure project/sector objectives are met per time across projects being supported.
- With the support of FSL Coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
- Coordinate field level implementation of projects activities alongside staff of partner organizations.
- Work closely with the programme Officer, Program Manager and other senior programme staff, to support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal ACF requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- B.Sc / HND Degree in Nutrition, Health, Agric Extension, Public Health or any related field
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a public health-related role.
- Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred
- Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated
- Good understanding of the Local Language (Hausa/Kanuri)
- Good organizer/planner
- Sound Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
- Ability to manage and follow work plans
- Good interpersonal skills (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player)
- Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs
Minimum Basic Salary
NGN236,595 per month.