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  • Posted: Aug 23, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 28, 2021
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  • Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the...
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    Nutrition Assistant Consultant

     
    Job ID: 2100062P
    Contract Type: Employee-Based Contract
    Employee Status: Contingent

    Introduction

    • Katsina State is one of the states in the north-west region in Nigeria experiencing a deterioration in the security situation which has been marked by an increase in extortion, kidnapping, indiscriminate killings, lootings and other forms of banditry. 
    • According to the Nigeria Food Security Outlook, increasing levels of conflict relative to previous years are anticipated to disrupt typical livelihood activities in the Northwest, where most affected households are expected to remain reliant on markets for food. Food access is anticipated to remain low as staple food prices are expected to remain atypically high, driving Crisis (IPC Phase 3) over the next few months.
    • It is expected the scarcity of food will increase the prevalence of malnutrition and lead to a deterioration of the health status of an already vulnerable group.

    Rational and Justification for Engagement
    Save the Children Denmark secured funding for the implementation of a Hunger response in Rimi LGA, Katsina State for a period of 4 months starting from September 2021 up till 31st December 2021. Amongst others, the following activities will be implemented:

    • HEA Baseline Assessment
    • Identification, Assessment and selection of Local Partner
    • Identification and engagement of 167 Community Volunteers/Safe Space Facilitators for married adolescent group in target locations.
    • Training of CVs/Facilitators of safe spaces for married adolescents on maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN), preparation of Tom Brown Recipe among pregnant and lactating adolescent mothers and children under 2.
    • Training of 167 groups of pregnant and lactating adolescent mothers on MIYCN and Tom-brown preparation through cooking demonstration (12 participants per group). The reach will be 2004 pregnant or lactating mothers and 900 pregnant women.
    • Provision and distribution of prepared Tom Brown food items to pregnant and lactating mothers and children under 2
    • Promotion of adequate health and nutrition behaviours among beneficiaries during distribution sessions
    • Sensitization of community members on importance of MIYCN behaviours.
    • Engaging with UNICEF on provision of micronutrient powders (MNPs) for 1,000 children 6-23months.
    • Monitoring of distribution sessions and home visits on preparation of Tom-Brown recipe and use of MNPs.
    • Therefore, the short-term Consultants will be engaged due to the short duration of the Award.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save The Children on stcuk.taleo.net to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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