Nutrition Officer at Pro-Health International

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Pro-Health International is a faith-based, non- profit organization that has provided free health care services to under-served populations in Nigeria for over 28 years.

Pro-Health International is inviting suitable candidates for the under-listed position for its newly awarded USAID funded OVC project ICHSSA 4: Integrated Child Health and Social Services to be implemented in Nigeria. The ICHSSA 4 project seeks to improve the wellbeing of OVCs and their caregivers:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Adamawa

Primary Function

  • The Nutrition officer will assist the Nutrition Advisor in the capacity strengthening of CSOs to provide high quality livelihood services for vulnerable households and populations.
  • 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

Job Responsibilities

  • The Nutrition officer will ensure timely preparation of high-quality training and meeting reports
  • Support the Secretariat of the 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 Technical Advisors from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any relevant discipline.
  • A certificate in agricultural economics, food science, public health or a related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in VC programing and working at community level work with some program management responsibilities.
  • Technical skills and experience in nutrition. Experience in agriculture, food technology will be added advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge about nutrition concepts such as IYCF, CMAM, PD Heart etc
  • Experience working with household poverty and food security assessment tools such as Nigeria Progress out of Poverty Tool, Household Hunger Scale
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of nutrition assessment tools like MUAC, Body mass index (BMI)
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team of professionals
  • Demonstrated experience in Nigeria VC response, VC programming principles and integrated programming approaches.

Closing Date: 20th March, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter along with their Resume / CV to: prohealthcareers1@gmail.com using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Important Information / Notice

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list, rather it is intended to be indicative of the skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • “Pro-Health International is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
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