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  • Posted on: 6 November, 2018 Deadline: 9 November, 2018
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  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Complaints Response Mechanism Assistant-Accountability

     


    Location
    : Maiduguri, Borno
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting Date: As soon as Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Complaints Response Mechanism Officer- Accountability

    Objective 1

    • Collect qualitative and quantitative information on program effectiveness as it relates to beneficiary satisfaction, and stakeholders level of involvement  on program activity at field level.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Working with Complaint Response Mechanism officer to ensure feedback mechanisms are established and functional at AAH targeted communities
    •  Assist to ensure complaint database log are properly documented and severe issues promptly reported to the Complaint Response Mechanism officer
    • Assist to strengthen the quality of accountability in emergency response under direct management of the CRM Officer and M&E PM.
    • Working with the program team to assist in sensitizing the communities on their protection, rights and privileges.

    Objective 2

    • Provide complaint response mechanism support for program implementation.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • He/she will assist to ensure the upholding the organisation commitments towards Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards especially in regards to information sharing, beneficiaries’ participation, complaints and response mechanism by all .
    • CRM Assistant working with CRM Officer, will build capacity of Staff and stakeholders, monitor AAH performance against 2010 HAP standard,
    • He/ she will be first point of contact for beneficiary complaints and establishment and management of the Feedback Mechanism for all AAH humanitarian projects
    • Management of the hotline system.
    • Reporting and Referrals.
    • Represent AAH externally in relevant forums and working groups at State level.
    • Assist in ensuring stakeholders (beneficiaries, program staff, etc.) are guided and protected against sexual abuse and exploitation.

    Objective 3
    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • Work effectively as a member of the M&E team to ensure optimization of resources cross the team as well as delivering consistency and effectiveness of practice.
    • Other relevant duties and project work as directed by the CRM Officer.
    • Maintenance of high technical standards.
    • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations, mandate and charter.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • CRM Officer, Deputy Program Manager and Program Manager: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
    • RRM field team: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Social Research, Development studies or a related field
    • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience in developing and maintaining accountability and learning activities.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of accountability especially feedback mechanisms concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standard;
    • Experience of carrying out design and implementation of accountability and complaints reporting mechanisms in Nigeria;
    • Experience of developing and/or managing complaints reporting mechanisms for cash transfer programme.
    • Ethical, focused on treating complainants/ community fairly  and culturally sensitive;
    • Excellent computer skill especially developing databases;
    • Fluency in English and local languages especially Hausa and shuwa (both written and spoken skills);
    • Sound analytical and conceptual skills;
    • Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing;
    • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience in handling feedback mechanism;
    • Previous experience of working with NGOs;
    • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstration understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts.

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    IYCF Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Starting date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: IYCF Officer

    Objective 1

    • Conduct counselling for pregnant women for the preparation of Breastfeeding and colostrum feeding. One to One tailored IYCF counselling sessions to all mothers with children under 24 months.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Provide the Pregnant women with preparatory counselling for breast feeding and colostrums feeding, to ensure prevention of pre-lacteal feeds and bottle feeding.
    • Counseling the mothers on good maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
    • Provide tailored one to one counseling sessions, based on initial assessments, offering practical advice and education to mothers on the key issues of infant and Young child feeding practices.
    • Ensure all mothers/care givers are aware of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the initial 6 months.
    • Support the mothers suffering from insufficient milk production with advice on re-lactation.
    • Discourage and educate mothers on the dangers of feeding bottles by exchanging used bottles for cups and spoons.
    • Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary foods and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with IYCF.
    • Counseling of mothers on the appropriate time to introduce complementary feeding promotion the continuation of Breast feeding.
    • Educating the mothers on the quality, quantity and frequency of complementary feeds to promote adequate weight gain.
    • Utilize the provided education material on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices, relaying accurate, practical and specific advice for the mother’s needs.
    • Ensure a comfortable, calm environment for counselling sessions and maintain good relationships with the beneficiaries.

    Objective 2

    • Maintenance of IYCF integration within all CMAM components.

    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • Ensure strong communication links with all other CMAM staff, providing advice and support to all other staff members on IYCF issues as and when they arise.
    • Conduct education sessions within the surrounding community on the importance of IYCF practices in conjunction with community mobilisers.
    • Aid in establishing mother to mother support groups (Community Health Groups – CHGs) within the community to provide additional support for mothers and extend knowledge of good IYCF practices.
    • Play an active role on advocacy to promote proper IYCF Practices, antenatal and post-natal checkups, importance of institutional deliveries, vaccination and growth monitoring.

    Objective 3

    • Integration of IYCF care practices within PHC/MCH component carried out by Ministry of Health Staff

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Coordination with government CVs to incorporate IYCF into regular MCH services;
    • Building effective liaison with government staff and involving them into IYCF care practices even in cooking demonstration (where applicable);
    • Biweekly/monthly meetings with CVs on IYCF related discussion, exchange of lesson learns/challenges/taboos;
    • Documentation of own and CV experiences and challenges under IYCF implementation.

    Objective 4

    • Represent AAH and the program within the community.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Know and understand AAH mandate, Humanitarian principals and the current program.
    • With the program manager, develop coherent messages and pass them to the community about AAH mandate, program objectives and approach.
    • Build trust between AAH and the community.

    Objective 8
    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The IYCF Assistant should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The IYCF Assistant is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter including promotion of gender equality.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • IYCF Officer: hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information
    • Nutrition & Health Deputy Program Manager: technical support.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in a Nutrition or Community Based Programming or related field.
    • Minimum 1 year work experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization in the humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure contexts).

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites
    • Capacity to supervise and coach health workers
    • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
    • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.

    Preferred:

    • Proficient in statistical and other softwares (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
    • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
    • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
    • Previous experience with AAH.

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    IYCF Officer

     

    Location:  Maiduguri, Borno
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition and Health Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Participate in conducting counselling the pregnant women for the preparation of Breastfeeding and colostrum feeding. One to One tailored IYCF counselling sessions to all mothers with children under 24 months.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Provide the Pregnant women with preparatory counselling for breast feeding and colostrums feeding, to ensure prevention of pre-lacteal feeds and bottle feeding.
    • Counseling the mothers on good maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
    • Provide tailored one to one counseling sessions, based on initial assessments, offering practical advice and education to mothers on the key issues of infant and Young child feeding practices.
    • Ensure all mothers/care givers are aware of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the initial 6 months.
    • Support the mothers suffering from insufficient milk production with advice on re-lactation.
    • Discourage and educate mothers on the dangers of feeding bottles by exchanging used bottles for cups and spoons.
    • Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary foods and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with IYCF.
    • Counseling of mothers on the appropriate time to introduce complementary feeding promotion the continuation of Breast feeding.
    • Educating the mothers on the quality, quantity and frequency of complementary feeds to promote adequate weight gain.
    • Utilize the provided education material on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices, relaying accurate, practical and specific advice for the mother’s needs.
    • Ensure a comfortable, calm environment for counselling sessions and maintain good relationships with the beneficiaries.

    Objective 2

    • Maintenance of IYCF integration within all CMAM components.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Ensure strong communication links with all other CMAM staff, providing advice and support to all other staff members on IYCF issues as and when they arise.
    • Conduct education sessions within the surrounding community on the importance of IYCF practices in conjunction with community mobilisers.
    • Aid in establishing mother to mother support groups (Community Health Groups – CHGs) within the community to provide additional support for mothers and extend knowledge of good IYCF practices.
    • Play an active role on advocacy to promote proper IYCF Practices, antenatal and post-natal checkups, importance of institutional deliveries, vaccination and growth monitoring.

    Objective 3

    • Integration of IYCF care practices within PHC/MCH component run by government staff.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Coordination with government CVs to incorporate IYCF into regular MCH services provided by them
    • Building effective liaison with government staff and involving them into IYCF care practices even in cooking demonstration (where applicable)
    • Biweekly/monthly meetings with CVs on IYCF related discussion, exchange of lesson learns/challenges/taboos.
    • Documentation of own and CV experiences and challenges under IYCF implementation.

    Objective 4

    • Identify training needs of Health workers and Community Volunteers attached to facilities as well as conducting theoretical trainings if necessary followed by On Job Training (OJT).

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Contact the key nutrition stakeholders and identify training needs in each facility/mobile clinic.
    • Under the responsibility of the nutrition program manager identifies key areas of training for the health and nutrition actors.
    • Conduct training to facilities on IMAM, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation as per the needs identified through capacity assessment.
    • Facilitate on the job training on all aspects of activities as per the proposal and to ensure that the health facility is able to move to the next phases of the project timeline.
    • Work with the health facility in charges, health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to identify properly and on time when the beneficiaries who must be transferred from the OTP to the stabilization center or any major medical site for treatment and different branches of the programme. Ensure that the transfers are actually well done.
    • Build the capacity of the health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to perform the appetite test for each potential OTP beneficiary and be sure that after the admission and consecutive visits.

    Objective 5

    • Represent AAH and the program within the community.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Know and understand AAH mandate, Humanitarian principals and the current program.
    • With the program manager, develop coherent messages and pass them to the community about AAH mandate, program objectives and approach.
    • Build trust between AAH and the community.

    Objective 6

    • Rapid/detailed assessment of infant and Young Child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at Mobile clinics.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Conduct Simple Rapid Assessment (SRA) of all mothers with children under 24 months that attend the OTP/SFP programme through the local Mobile clinics.
    • Conduct detailed assessment of child feeding practices in women that require additional support or reveal difficulties.
    • Maintain clear communication with all other CMAM programme staff regarding the status of beneficiaries.

    Objective 7

    • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Establish good Relationship with Community leaders.
    • Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGOs).
    • Establish a good understanding of the program within the Community.
    • Establish linked and meetings with the Community leaders and different group existing in the working area.

    Objective 8

    • Additional Responsibilities

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The IYCF Officer should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The IYCF Officer is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter including promotion of gender equality.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Deputy Nut & Health Program Manager: hierarchical relationship - technical support - exchange of information
    • Nutrition & Health  Program Manager: technical support
    • IYCF Assistant: Supervisor

    External:

    • State Primary Health Care Agency (SPHCDA), State Nutrition Officer, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options.
    • LGA Team/ HF team/CV: Training, supportive supervision, influence of choice on technical options

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Health, Nutrition, Nursing or related field. Higher level Degree preferred
    • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites.
    • Capacity to supervise and coach health workers.
    • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
    • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.

    Preferred:

    • Proficient in statistical and other softwares (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
    • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa)
    • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
    • Previous experience with AAH.

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    Health Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Slots: 3 Openings
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting Date: As soon as Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition and Health Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Nutrition and Health situation monitoring and mapping of nutrition and health sector activities.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Diagnosis and Mapping
    • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) tool on a regular basis for the operational LGA; and share with Nutrition and Health Sector Manager.
    • Update tracking tool to monitor programme screening based data on acute malnutrition; collect health facility based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.
    • Conduct periodic Mass MUAC screening in operational areas in collaboration with Community Mobilization teams and care group promoters, volunteers; support Deputy Nutrition and Health manager in drafting report.
    • Participate in conducting SMART/Rapid SMART surveys with technical support from Deputy HN Manager/Sector Manager.
    • Participate with M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition KAP surveys; Baseline and End line Surveys.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization Officers/Assistants and HSS officers for accessing community care group database; health facility database on a regular basis and updating overall health facility based activities.
    • Conduct periodic capacity assessment of health workers on CMAM services delivery, IMCI service delivery, Reproductive health service delivery, vaccination etc. and review the training needs and/or coaching needs. 

    Objective 2

    • Regular monitoring and supervision of Community based nutrition and health service delivery to ensure that services are provided with recommended national technical standards.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Develop monthly monitoring and supervision plan for the LGA and share with the Nutrition and Health Sector Manager (NHSM).
    • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health Officers are using standard Monitoring checklist during visit to health facilities.
    • Ensure that specific monitoring finding is reported to the NHSM with potential solutions
    • During supervision visit, identify gaps of in supply sides and report to the NHSM.
    • Work with health workers to establish crowd control mechanisms in the health facilities/centres.
    • Provide guidance and support to health workers for putting in place facility based screening, detection of acutely malnourished children.
    • Closely monitor and provide guidance to project officers for ensuring appropriate measurement techniques, medical diagnosis for defining their health status.
    • Closely monitor if health workers are following the appropriate protocol for antenatal care, delivery service and postnatal care.
    • Closely monitor that appropriate treatment protocol is respected in the health facility for management of childhood illnesses.
    • Ensure provision of adequate information to the mother and caretakers on the prescribed doses and administering drugs at home.
    • Closely monitor if appropriate protocol for micronutrient supplementation, identification of medical complications for pregnant mothers are maintained.
    • Ensure that referral of complicated pregnancies are made to the nearest higher centre.
    • Monitor for appropriate documentation – IMCI treatment registers, individual child growth monitoring cards, ANC/PNC cards and delivery registers.
    • Ensure that all children are properly examined and treated according to national protocols and standards.
    • Identify gaps for WASH in health facilities and inform the NHSM on a regular basis.

    Objective 3

    • Management Functions

    Tasks & Responsibilities
    Potential management functions (not limited to this list only) are:

    • Develop LGA work plan with specific roles and responsibilities for each of the field staff.
    • Identify financial requirements, logistic needs, HR support in reference to work plan and inform the NHSM to prepare budget forecast.
    • Review financial, logistical and HR needs on a monthly & quarterly basis and share with the NHSM.
    • Ensure that all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to delivery uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing line manager on regular basis.
    • Support the NHSM in organizing LGA based coordination meeting;
    • Prepare individual monthly action plan in reference to work plan and share with the NHSM.
    • Participate in regular monthly planning meeting with nutrition and health teams led by the NHSM.
    • Maintain individual monitoring & supervision plan as well as for the supervisee.
    • Regularly follow up with the teams on the progress of activity, challenges and guide on necessary actions.
    • Facilitate quarterly review meetings/workshops with respective government health managers at State/LGA level.
    • Share training plans with identified needs to the NHSM well in advance to facilitate support from HR/Admin/Logistics.
    • Track Supervisee’s daily attendance and validate monthly attendance for supervisee and submit it on a timely basis to HR.
    • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, appraisals, and leaves of supervisee.
    • Liaise with HR to provide orientation on Action Against Hunger charter/core values/Child safeguarding policy/staff code of conduct etc.
    • Draft supply request and share with Deputy Nut & Health Manager on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure rational use of all medical equipment and stationaries in health facilities.
    • Maintain appropriate delivery note/In kind donation report in close collaboration with Logistic teams.

    Objective 4

    • Systematic capacity building of SMOH staff on health service delivery (IMCI, Ante Natal & Post Natal Care, Delivery services) including CMAM and SC management.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Support Nutrition and Health Sector Manager in facilitating and organizing technical trainings for health workers.
    • Organize training for Government nurses/midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses and ANC/PNC and delivery service provision in close collaboration with PM/MPM.
    • Support nutrition and health assistants on developing customized need specific guidance notes on IMCI, ANC/PNC, and delivery service for on job coaching on different modules based on national protocol.
    • Conduct and Support Assistant Nutrition and Health officers to conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
    • Ensure use of predefined quality assessment checklist, on-job coaching guidance as well as support Assistant N/H Officers in using these tools.
    • Conduct and Support Assistant Nutrition and Health officers to conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
    • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on appropriate stock management and reporting (LMIS).
    • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on disease surveillance reporting, DHIS2 reporting.

    Objective 5

    • Information management, Reporting and coordination.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Maintain and update database for health workers, community health workers/volunteers, trainings and share with line manager.
    • Prepare consolidated tracking tool for supportive supervision visits/on-job coaching sessions and share with line manager.
    • Update LGA work plans, individual work plans and share with line manager.
    • Use appropriate attendance sheet on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and trainings and share a copy with line manager.
    • Use specific supervision checklist during supervision visits and archive filled supervision checklists with summary report – every month.
    • Fill the Nutrition and Health Evolution reports every month for the LGA and share it with line manager for consolidation.
    • Support government health workers in preparing the integrated diseases surveillance report, monthly facility based DHIS2 report including CMAM.
    • Provide summary analysis from the LGA report including:
      • Significant contextual changes that have impact on nutrition & Health operations.
      • Bullet points on progress of training, on-job coaching and supportive supervision.
      • Key analysis of treatment performances of CMAM.
      • Feedback on quality of service provision through monitoring visits (checklist to be used).
      • Key challenges and proposed solutions.
    • Collect consumption reports from health facilities, compile for LGA and share with line manager with needs for upcoming month.
    • Regularly report and coordinate with line mangers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.

    Coordination:

    • Coordinate and collaborate with health State/LGA health offices, health workers for smooth implementation of the project activities and quality of service provision.
    • Organize monthly coordination meeting with health managers and workers.
    • Closely coordinate with WASH team to ensure appropriate WASH facilities in the targeted CMAM sites.
    • Participate in LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners.
    • Participate in meetings with other AAH sector or staffs to discuss and document lessons learned.
    • Assist in organization of project workshop, trainings and seminars, including preparation of short reports.

    Objective 6

    • Performance Management.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes: 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
    • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
    • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.
    • Liaise with line Manager and HR in case of issues raised by team members.

    Objective 7
    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The Health Officer should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The Health Officer is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter including promotion of gender equality.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Nutrition and Health PM: Line Manager
    • Multi sectorial Program Manager: Exchange of information
    • Field Coordinator/HoD/DHoD – Exchange of Information
    • Other Sectoral field teams: close collaboration on planning and implementation; Exchange of information
    • Support team: exchange of information, collaboration, coordination.

    External:

    • LGA, SMOH and SPHCDA: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
    • Health facility workers: Technical Supervision, capacity building and exchange for choosing appropriate technical options.
    • Local representatives of international aid organisations : exchange of information

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or Nutrition
    • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in primary health care program.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Excellent report-writing skill is required including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
    • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
    • Team management experience with similar programs.
    • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities.
    • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies.
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
    • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
    • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger’s aims, values and principles.

    Preferred:

    • Ability to use fluently MS Word, Excel and Power.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

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    Nutrition and Health Officer (Mobile Team)

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting date: As soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition and Health Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Nutrition and Health situation monitoring and mapping of nutrition and health sector activities.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Diagnosis and Mapping
    • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) tool on a regular basis for the operational LGA; and share with Deputy Nutrition and Health Manager.
    • Update tracking tool to monitor programme screening based data on acute malnutrition; collect health facility based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.
    • Conduct periodic Mass MUAC screening in operational areas in collaboration with Community Mobilization teams and care group promoters, volunteers; support Deputy Nutrition and Health manager in drafting report.
    • Participate in conducting SMART/Rapid SMART surveys with technical support from Deputy HN Manager/Sector Manager.
    • Participate with M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition KAP surveys; Baseline and End line Surveys.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization Officers/Assistants and HSS officers for accessing community care group database; health facility database on a regular basis and updating overall health facility based activities.
    • Conduct periodic capacity assessment of health workers on CMAM services delivery, IMCI service delivery, Reproductive health service delivery, vaccination etc. and review the training needs and/or coaching needs. 

    Objective 2

    • Ensure proper and timely implementation of AAH M&E tools, activities, and reporting.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Develop monthly monitoring and supervision plan for the LGA and share with Nutrition and Health Manager Sector Manager.
    • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health Officers are using standard Monitoring checklist during visit to health facilities.
    • Ensure that specific monitoring finding is reported to Deputy Nut & Health Manager with potential solutions.
    • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health officers are using specific checklist and template for on-job coaching sessions and/or supportive supervision visit
    • During supervision visit, identify gaps of in supply sides and report to Deputy Nut & health manager.
    • Work with health workers and Assistant NH Officers to establish crowd control mechanisms in the health facilities/centres.
    • Provide guidance and support to health workers for putting in place facility based screening, detection of acutely malnourished children.
    • Closely monitor and provide guidance to project officers for ensuring appropriate measurement techniques, medical diagnosis for defining their health status.
    • Monitor if mothers/caretakers are given adequate information regarding their health status/child health status and follow up visits.
    • Closely monitor if health workers are following the appropriate protocol for antenatal care, delivery service and postnatal care.
    • Closely monitor that appropriate treatment protocol is respected in the health facility for management of childhood illnesses.
    • Ensure provision of adequate information to the mother and caretakers on the prescribed doses and administering drugs at home.
    • Closely monitor if appropriate protocol for micronutrient supplementation, identification of medical complications for pregnant mothers are maintained.
    • Ensure that referral of complicated pregnancies are made to the nearest higher centre.
    • Monitor for appropriate documentation – IMCI treatment registers, individual child growth monitoring cards, ANC/PNC cards and delivery registers.
    • Observe if children with SAM with complication are referred to stabilization centres.
    • Ensure that all children are properly examined and treated according to national protocols and standards.
    • Ensure that appropriate referral of patients is maintained within the CMAM and health components (OTP, SFP, SC, IMCI, ANC/PNC).
    • Identify gaps for WASH in health facilities and inform deputy Nutrition and Health Manager on a regular basis.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization officers to ensure improved coordination and collaboration between teams in the ground for appropriate detection and referral of sick children; follow ups required through care groups.

    Objective 3

    • Management Functions.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Potential management functions (not limited to this list only) are:
      • Develop LGA work plan with specific roles and responsibilities between Nut & Health Officers and Assistant Nut & Health Officers.
      • Identify financial requirements, logistic needs, HR support in reference to work plan and inform Deputy Nut & Health manager to prepare budget forecast.
      • Review financial, logistical and HR needs on a monthly & quarterly basis and share with deputy nutrition and health manager.
      • Ensure that all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to delivery uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing line manager on regular basis.
      • Support Nut & Health Sector Manager in organizing LGA based coordination meeting.
      • Prepare individual monthly action plan in reference to work plan and share with Deputy Nut & health Manager.
      • Participate in regular monthly planning meeting with nutrition and health teams led by Nutrition and Health PM.
      • Maintain individual monitoring & supervision plan as well as for the supervisee.
      • Regularly follow up with the teams on the progress of activity, challenges and guide on necessary actions.
      • Facilitate Quarterly review meetings/workshops with respective government health managers at State/LGA level.
      • Share training plans with identified needs to Deputy Nut & Health Manager well in advance to facilitate support from HR/Admin/Logistics.
      • Track Supervisee’s daily attendance and validate monthly attendance for supervisee and submit it on a timely basis to HR.
      • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, appraisals, and leaves of supervisee.
      • Liaise with HR to provide orientation on AAH charter/core values/Child safeguarding policy/staff code of conduct etc.
      • Draft supply request and share with Deputy Nut & Health Manager on a monthly basis.
      • Ensure rational use of all medical equipment and stationaries in health facilities.
      • Maintain appropriate delivery note/In kind donation report in close collaboration with Logistic teams.

    Objective 4

    • Systematic capacity building of SMOH staff on health service delivery (IMCI, Ante Natal & Post Natal Care, Delivery services) including CMAM and SC management.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Support Nutrition and Health Sector Manager in facilitating and organizing technical trainings for health workers.
    • Organize training for Government nurses/midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses and ANC/PNC and delivery service provision in close collaboration with PM/MPM.
    • Support nutrition and health assistants on developing customized need specific guidance notes on IMCI, ANC/PNC, and delivery service for on job coaching on different modules based on national protocol.
    • Conduct and Support Assistant Nutrition and Health officers to conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
    • Ensure use of predefined quality assessment checklist, on-job coaching guidance as well as support Assistant N/H Officers in using these tools.
    • Conduct and Support Assistant Nutrition and Health officers to conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
    • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on appropriate stock management and reporting (LMIS).
    • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on disease surveillance reporting, DHIS2 reporting.

    Objective 5

    • Information management, Reporting and coordination.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Maintain and update database for health workers, community health workers/volunteers, trainings and share with line manager.
    • Prepare consolidated tracking tool for supportive supervision visits/on-job coaching sessions and share with line manager.
    • Update LGA work plans, individual work plans and share with line manager.
    • Use appropriate attendance sheet on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and trainings and share a copy with line manager.
    • Use specific supervision checklist during supervision visits and archive filled supervision checklists with summary report – every month.
    • Fill the Nutrition and Health Evolution reports every month for the LGA and share it with line manager for consolidation.
    • Support government health workers in preparing the integrated diseases surveillance report, monthly facility based DHIS2 report including CMAM.
    • Provide summary analysis from the LGA report including:
      • Significant contextual changes that have impact on nutrition & Health operations.
      • Bullet points on progress of training, on-job coaching and supportive supervision.
      • Key analysis of treatment performances of CMAM.
      • Feedback on quality of service provision through monitoring visits (checklist to be used).
      • Key challenges and proposed solutions.
      • Collect consumption reports from health facilities, compile for LGA and share with line manager with needs for upcoming month.
      • Regularly report and coordinate with line mangers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.

    Coordination:

    • Coordinate and collaborate with health State/LGA health offices, health workers for smooth implementation of the project activities and quality of service provision.
    • Organize monthly coordination meeting with health managers and workers.
    • Closely coordinate with WASH team to ensure appropriate WASH facilities in the targeted CMAM sites.
    • Participate in LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners.
    • Participate in meetings with other AAH sector or staffs to discuss and document lessons learned.
    • Assist in organization of project workshop, trainings and seminars, including preparation of short reports.

    Objective 6

    • Additional Responsibilities

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The Nutrition and Health Officer should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The Nutrition and Health Officer is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter including promotion of gender equality.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Nutrition and Health Sector Manager: Line Manager
    • Sector Manager - Nutrition and Health: Exchange of Information
    • Multi sectorial Program Manager: Exchange of information
    • Field Coordinator/HoD/DHoD – Exchange of Information
    • Other Sectoral field teams: close collaboration on planning and implementation; Exchange of information
    • Nutrition and Health Assistant: Direct Line Management
    • Support team: exchange of information, collaboration, coordination.

    External:

    • LGA, SMOH and SPHCDA: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
    • Health facility workers: Technical Supervision, capacity building and exchange for choosing appropriate technical options.
    • Local representatives of international aid organisations : exchange of information.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in medicine, nursing, midwifery, public health or Nutrition
    • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in primary health care program.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Experience in CMAM program implémentation
    • Excellent report-writing skills is required
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
    • Team management experience with similar programs
    • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities
    • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
    • Commitment to and understanding of AAH’s aims, values and principles

    Preferred:

    • Ability to use fluently MS Word, Excel and Power.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

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    Nutrition Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition and Health Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Nutrition and health situation monitoring and mapping of nutrition and health sector activities.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    Diagnosis and Mapping:

    • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) tool on a regular basis for the operational LGA; and share with Nutrition and Health Sector Manager.
    • Update tracking tool to monitor programme screening based data on acute malnutrition; collect health facility based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.
    • Conduct periodic Mass MUAC screening in operational areas in collaboration with Community Mobilization teams and care group promoters, volunteers; support Deputy Nutrition and Health manager in drafting report.
    • Participate in conducting SMART/Rapid SMART surveys with technical support from Deputy HN Manager/Sector Manager.
    • Participate with M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition KAP surveys; Baseline and End line Surveys.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization Officers/Assistants and HSS officers for accessing community care group database; health facility database on a regular basis and updating overall health facility based activities.
    • Conduct periodic capacity assessment of health workers on CMAM services delivery, IMCI service delivery, Reproductive health service delivery, vaccination etc. and review the training needs and/or coaching needs. 

    Objective 2

    • Regular monitoring and supervision of Community based nutrition and health service delivery to ensure that services are provided with recommended national technical standards.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Develop monthly monitoring and supervision plan for the LGA and share with Deputy Nutrition and Health Manager.
    • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health Officers are using standard Monitoring checklist during visit to health facilities.
    • Ensure that specific monitoring finding is reported to Deputy Nut & Health Manager with potential solutions.
    • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health officers are using specific checklist and template for on-job coaching sessions and/or supportive supervision visit.
    • During supervision visit, identify gaps of in supply sides and report to Deputy Nut & health manager.
    • Work with health workers and Assistant NH Officers to establish crowd control mechanisms in the health facilities/centres.
    • Provide guidance and support to health workers for putting in place facility based screening, detection of acutely malnourished children.
    • Closely monitor and provide guidance to project officers for ensuring appropriate measurement techniques, medical diagnosis for defining their health status.
    • Monitor if mothers/caretakers are given adequate information regarding their health status/child health status and follow up visits.
    • Closely monitor if health workers are following the appropriate protocol for antenatal care, delivery service and postnatal care.
    • Closely monitor that appropriate treatment protocol is respected in the health facility for management of childhood illnesses.
    • Ensure provision of adequate information to the mother and caretakers on the prescribed doses and administering drugs at home.
    • Closely monitor if appropriate protocol for micronutrient supplementation, identification of medical complications for pregnant mothers are maintained.
    • Ensure that referral of complicated pregnancies are made to the nearest higher centre.
    • Monitor for appropriate documentation - IMCI treatment registers, individual child growth monitoring cards, ANC/PNC cards and delivery registers.
    • Observe if children with SAM with complication are referred to stabilization centres.
    • Ensure that all children are properly examined and treated according to national protocols and standards.
    • Ensure that appropriate referral of patients is maintained within the CMAM and health components (OTP, SFP, SC, IMCI, ANC/PNC).
    • Identify gaps for WASH in health facilities and inform deputy Nutrition and Health Manager on a regular basis.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization officers to ensure improved coordination and collaboration between teams in the ground for appropriate detection and referral of sick children; follow ups required through care groups.

    Objective 3

    • Management Functions.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Potential management functions (not limited to this list only) are -
    • Develop LGA work plan with specific roles and responsibilities between Nut & Health Officers and Assistant Nut & Health Officers.
    • Identify financial requirements, logistic needs, HR support in reference to work plan and inform Deputy Nut & Health manager to prepare budget forecast.
    • Review financial, logistical and HR needs on a monthly & quarterly basis and share with deputy nutrition and health manager.
    • Ensure that all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to delivery uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing line manager on regular basis.
    • Support Nut & Health Sector Manager in organizing LGA based coordination meeting.
    • Prepare individual monthly action plan in reference to work plan and share with Deputy Nut & health Manager.
    • Participate in regular monthly planning meeting with nutrition and health teams led by Nutrition and Health PM.
    • Maintain individual monitoring & supervision plan as well as for the supervisee.
    • Regularly follow up with the teams on the progress of activity, challenges and guide on necessary actions.
    • Facilitate Quarterly review meetings/workshops with respective government health managers at State/LGA level.
    • Share training plans with identified needs to Deputy Nut & Health Manager well in advance to facilitate support from HR/Admin/Logistics.
    • Track Supervisee’s daily attendance and validate monthly attendance for supervisee and submit it on a timely basis to HR.
    • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, appraisals, and leaves of supervisee.
    • Liaise with HR to provide orientation on AAH charter/core values/Child safeguarding policy/staff code of conduct etc.
    • Draft supply request and share with Deputy Nut & Health Manager on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure rational use of all medical equipment and stationaries in health facilities.
    • Maintain appropriate delivery note/In kind donation report in close collaboration with Logistic teams.

    Objective 4

    • Systematic capacity building of SMOH staff on health service delivery (IMCI, Ante Natal & Post Natal Care, Delivery services) including CMAM and SC management.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Support Nutrition and Health Sector Manager in facilitating and organizing technical trainings for health workers.
    • Organize training for Government nurses/midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses and ANC/PNC and delivery service provision in close collaboration with PM/MPM.
    • Support nutrition and health assistants on developing customized need specific guidance notes on IMCI, ANC/PNC, and delivery service for on job coaching on different modules based on national protocol.
    • Conduct and Support Assistant Nutrition and Health officers to conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
    • Ensure use of predefined quality assessment checklist, on-job coaching guidance as well as support Assistant N/H Officers in using these tools.
    • Conduct and Support Assistant Nutrition and Health officers to conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
    • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on appropriate stock management and reporting (LMIS).
    • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on disease surveillance reporting, DHIS2 reporting.

    Objective 5

    • Information management, Reporting and coordination.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Maintain and update database for health workers, community health workers/volunteers, trainings and share with line manager.
    • Prepare consolidated tracking tool for supportive supervision visits/on-job coaching sessions and share with line manager.
    • Update LGA work plans, individual work plans and share with line manager.
    • Use appropriate attendance sheet on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and trainings and share a copy with line manager.
    • Use specific supervision checklist during supervision visits and archive filled supervision checklists with summary report – every month.
    • Fill the Nutrition and Health Evolution reports every month for the LGA and share it with line manager for consolidation.
    • Support government health workers in preparing the integrated diseases surveillance report, monthly facility based DHIS2 report including CMAM.
    • Provide summary analysis from the LGA report including:
      • Significant contextual changes that have impact on nutrition & Health operations.
      • Bullet points on progress of training, on-job coaching and supportive supervision.
      • Key analysis of treatment performances of CMAM.
      • Feedback on quality of service provision through monitoring visits (checklist to be used).
      • Key challenges and proposed solutions.
    • Collect consumption reports from health facilities, compile for LGA and share with line manager with needs for upcoming month.
    • Regularly report and coordinate with line mangers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.

    Coordination:

    • Coordinate and collaborate with health State/LGA health offices, health workers for smooth implementation of the project activities and quality of service provision.
    • Organize monthly coordination meeting with health managers and workers.
    • Closely coordinate with WASH team to ensure appropriate WASH facilities in the targeted CMAM sites.
    • Participate in LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners.
    • Participate in meetings with other AAH sector or staffs to discuss and document lessons learned.
    • Assist in organization of project workshop, trainings and seminars, including preparation of short reports.

    Objective 6

    • Additional Responsibilities

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The Nutrition and Health Officer should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The Nutrition and Health Officer is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter including promotion of gender equality.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Nutrition and Health Sector Manager: Line Manager
    • Sector Manager - Nutrition and Health: Exchange of Information
    • Multi sectorial Program Manager: Exchange of information
    • Field Coordinator/HoD/DHoD - Exchange of Information
    • Other Sectoral field teams: close collaboration on planning and implementation; Exchange of information
    • Nutrition and Health Assistant: Direct Line Management
    • Support team: exchange of information, collaboration, coordination.

    External:

    • LGA, SMOH and SPHCDA: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
    • Health facility workers: Technical Supervision, capacity building and exchange for choosing appropriate technical options.
    • Local representatives of international aid organisations : exchange of information.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or Nutrition
    • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in primary health care program.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Experience in CMAM program implementation;
    • Excellent report-writing skills is required;
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa;
    • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills;
    • Team management experience with similar programs;
    • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities;
    • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies;
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions;
    • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment;
    • Commitment to and understanding of AAH’s aims, values and principles.

    Preferred:

    • Ability to use fluently MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
    • Ability to work as part of a team;
    • Analytical and problem solving skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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