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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
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    Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Nutrition Assistant

    Locations: Pulka and Gwoza, Borno

    Role Purpose

    • The food distribution assistant is responsible to assist the distribution of food rations in compliance with Plan International Nigeria and UNWFP policies for an effective and smooth-running general food distribution program.
    • The food distribution assistant will work under the direction of the food distribution officer and will collaborate closely with other project staff employees within the commodity department.

    Dimension of Role

    • This project designed to provide the following services in Pulka and Gwoza LGA: General Food Distribution (GFD) targeting 56,738 and Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) targeting 6,904 beneficiaries (Children 6 to 59 months: 4,854 and 2.050 Pregnant and Lactating Women).

    Key Roles/Responsibilities
    The Nutrition Assistant will among many other tasks perform the following:

    • Reinforce project’s activities through outreach activities using community relays and women group to:
      • Community mobilization
      • Sensitizations
      • Continuous Screening
      • Educative talk on Nutrition and hygiene and ENA
      • Cooking demonstrations
      • Distribution of nutritional products
      • Referral of MAS to relevant structures
      • Monitoring of ex MAS cases
      • Home visits to verify the preparation, storage and use of nutritional products.
      • Verify cases of non-respondent to the treatment
      • General monitoring of project activities
      • Liaise with the District Supervisor, Project Coordinator to ensure the quality and federation of nutrition actions within the districts;
      • Ensure that the Community Animators have a well mastery of the anthropometric measurements and equipped   to screen malnutrition
      • Ensure proper and effective Distribution of Foodstuffs to patients
      • Oversee the post-distribution processes and prepare the next distribution
      • Collects and consolidates reports for chief relays
      • Organize regular jointed meeting with stakeholders to be able to exchange vital information on the project.
    • Reinforce capacity of existing community relays in his/her zone of intervention
    • Involve as much as possible the representative of the Ministry of health in all projects activities.
    • Create good collaboration channel with all stockholders.
    • Reinforce the link between MAS, MAM and BSF programs.
    • Ensure the appropriation of the project through capacity enhancement of local dialogue structures.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    • At least SSCE/NECO is required
    • Previous experience in a related position for at least 1 years, including working under Nutrition projects.
    • Experience working on a UNWFP-funded projects
    • Experience in working in deep field
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Commitment to and understanding of PLAN’S aims, values and principles.
    • Applicants must be community based (Pulka/ Gwoza)


    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver PLAN’s strategic objectives.
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
    • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities.

    Method of Application

    Note: Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on to apply

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