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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 13, 2022
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  • Pro-Health International was founded in 1991 by four medical professionals: Drs. Mark Umoh, Efem Iyeme, Owido Udofia, and Iko Ibanga, who were concerned about taking free, quality healthcare to rural communities in Africa where easy access to healthcare was a challenge. For Iko Ibanga, Pro-Health International was a culmination of past desires and experience...
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    Nutrition Officer

    Primary Function

    • The Nutrition Officer will assist the Nutrition Advisor in capacity strengthening of CSOs to provide high-quality nutrition services for vulnerable households and populations.
    • Support CSOs to ensure that project activities and approaches used are in line with relevant ICHSSA4 project objective and government policies.
    • S/He will map project communities and facilities to determine common nutritional vulnerabilities for CLHIV and other priority groups for Nutritional interventions.
    • S/He will conduct project-level rapid assessment and develop SOP, Nutrition pathways charts, and guidance documents with the guidance of the Nutrition Advisor
    • H/she documents and disseminate project efforts, achievements, lessons learned, and innovations within PHI and to the larger Nigerian and global technical community, as appropriate.
    • S/he will assist in the development of assessment tools, analysis of household vulnerability assessment results, and articulation of appropriate relevant interventions to address identified gaps
    • S/he will be responsible for writing reports of Nutrition Community of Practice meetings and trainings while providing logistical and programmatic support during such activities
    • S/He will keep track of all nutrition intervention needs along the 95-95-95 cascade and provide interventions in supporting the nutritional needs of the beneficiaries.

    External Responsibility

    • The Nutrition Officer will support the CSO and community volunteers to provide nutrition services to the beneficiaries and report the same quarterly
    • The Nutrition Officer will ensure timely preparation of high-quality training and meeting reports
    • Support the Secretariat of Nutrition Community of Practice and convene meetings and follow up with CSOs, working groups or ad hoc committee to complete assigned tasks as appropriate
    • Conduct quarterly review of partners’ progress reports, tease out promising practices and identify nutrition accomplishments of research significance in furtherance of ICHSSA 4 learning agenda
    • S/he will maintain strong partnership with implementing CSOs, government and private sector players and other relevant stakeholders in manner that reflects professionalism, mutual respect in accordance with PHI value-based behavior
    • Perform any other functions that may be assigned by the Nutrition Advisors from time to time

    Minimum Qualification / Skills

    • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience working with reputable organizations on Infant and child nutrition and referral services
    • Good working knowledge of current Nigeria’s HIV Response, HIV prevention and treatment adherence principles, particularly for children
    • Knowledge of GON and PEPEAR current OVC guidelines and ability to address the guidelines using the project's strategy.
    • Must understand the principles of 95-95-95towards zero HIV transmission and contribution of Community OVC programs to this goal.
    • Experience working closely with other IPs and government personnel at several levels.
    • Practical experience in IYCF and Food Demonstration.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their Cover Letters along with their Resume / CV as one document to: prohealthcareers1@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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