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  • Posted: Jan 18, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 24, 2023
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation...
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    Nutrition Supervisor

    Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

    • Ensure the implementation of all nutritional related activities of the program, coordinate, and manage the team under his /her responsibility according to the MSF protocols in order to improve the nutritional conditions of the target population.


    • Schedules and organizes all nutrition related activities, its organization design and sizing as well as its associated budget in order to efficiently maintain the continuity of the nutritional healthcare at the standard quality levels.
    • Supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the nutrition staff of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people capabilities and skills.
    • Supervise the implementation of the nutritional program according to MSF protocols, standards. This includes:
    • Draw up outpatients activity planning,
    • Follow up the evolution of patients and discuss the problem cases taking part in the medical assistant’s round, and install referral system
    • Check that medical and nutrition prescriptions are carried out.
    • Check the diffusion, knowledge and application of medical, nutritional and anthropometric protocols.
    • Supervise nursing care and hygiene circumstances.
    • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.
    • Ensure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the centre, the state and evolution of their child: their tasks (help with cleaning, feeding their child, etc).
    • Supervises, in cooperation with the pharmacist and project medical referent, the management of the pharmacy, ensuring reception and storage of orders, preparing new orders when required, supervising expiration terms and consumption patterns, in order to ensure, a rationale use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated and above minimum safety point.
    • Ensure correct nutritional data collection (registers, nutritional forms, morbidity forms), compile weekly and monthly statistics for the outpatients unit, report this information to the line manager and provide feedback on the results to the team. In these sense, this function includes all kind of nutritional information that nutritional supervisor has in his /her hands.

    MSF Section/Context-Specific Accountabilities

    • Supervise the implementation of nutrition care activities for severe acute malnourished patients at the Noma children’s hospital and the in-patient therapeutic feeding centre (ITFC) at Sokoto Specialist Hospital in collaboration with MoH and MSF staffs using MSF guidelines.
    • Supervise nutrition assessments of patients on admission and manage patients’ nutritional and health needs according to the treatment Protocol.
    • Ensures that the patients receive the proper management as per their prescriptions (treatment, nutrition support, re-hydration, hygiene etc.).
    • Participate in daily ward rounds for patient assessments together with the MDs and assist in the making of patient management plans and supervision of its implementation.
    • Build the capacity of the nutrition team through training, on-the-job coaching, support, and supervision.
    • Maintain and follow the IPC Protocol and ensure that Universal precautions are followed by all nutrition team
    • Support education and counselling of patients and families on nutritional issues, either individually or in groups
    • Ensure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the centre, the state and evolution of their children as well as the caretaker roles during hospitalisation (help with cleaning, Feeding their child, etc)
    • Be flexible to assigned tasks and responsibilities from the line managers.

    Data Management and reporting:

    • In collaboration with the medical data supervisor, ensure timely collection and accurate entry of patient data while ensuring completeness and reporting of any discrepancies to the NAM.
    • Ensure timely daily, weekly, and monthly updates on patients’ data, including mortality.
    • Participate in data review meetings, presentations, and preparation for the annual plan and Mid-year review.
    • Prepare monthly medical report (MMR) according to the epi calendar and submit to the NAM/MTL within the timeline.
    • Participate in the mortality review meetings and ensure timely mortality data reporting.
    • Ensure medical incidence reports are prepared and submitted promptly.
    • Participate in the Project medical and department meetings to review patient care

    Human Resource Management:

    • Daily management of the nursing and nutrition assistants
    • Defines the need for training and ensures staff participation in training organized by different departments.
    • Supervises kitchen staff, ensuring their presence and leave if applicable.
    • Periodically evaluate the performance of the MSF nutrition assistants’ and MoH-incentivised nutrition team

    Pharmacy and Medical Equipment Management

    • Supervises and efficiently manages ITFC pharmaceutical and medical equipment.
    • Places daily 24-hour drug orders and follow-up of the stock, checks daily back-up cupboard and places stock request if necessary, checks storage conditions, takes inventories, organizes follow-up of drug consumption.
    • Ensure that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained.
    • Ensure cleaning and user maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.

    Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
    To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


    • Nurse qualification. Desirable with a nutritionist diploma


    • Minimum of 2-year experience as nutrition nurse.


    • Essential, mission language and local language


    • Results, Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment and Stress management.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Apply using the provided link
    Submit your CV, Cover Letter, licenses and necessary credentials only to: using "Nutrition Supervisor" as the subject of the mail.


    • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
    • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
    • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization
    • Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
    • No Transportation and Allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.
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