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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Various Health and Clinical Vacancies at Plan International

Position: Nutrition Officer

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52
developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities

Role Purpose:
  • The purpose of the role is to implement the Nutrition intervention such as CMAM, and IYCF activities implemented in Kaga LGA.
  • The post holder will lead in the implementation of CMAM and IYCF activities in LGA
  • Supervision of the CMAM & IYCF officer at the field office.
  • Liaising with government ministries offices and bureaus at LGAs levels.
  • Responsibility for ensuring compliance with organizational and statutory policies and laws on People and Culture legality matters and also has responsibility to ensure compliance of the design and implementation of emergency/recovery and resilience focused nutrition responses in line with applicable government policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • May you represent Plan Nigeria in humanitarian coordination meetings, taskforces, clusters and technical working groups that are related to nutrition in emergency and recovery/resilience context
Main Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the day to day management of Nutrition activities (Infant and Young Child Feeding and CMAM) for Plan International in Kaga LGAs
  • Working closely with the Community Mobilization Officer, IYCF officer and other project team help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers (care group leaders)
  • Monitor and provide support to community level activities such as Care group and Lead Mothers for the success of the intervention
  • Provide technical support to Plan staff, SMoH staff and other humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practice
  • With technical support from Nutrition in Emergency Specialist conduct trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Spaces and in the community
  • Ensure project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Spaces and mobile units
  • Facilitate cross sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent communication and referral between IYCF CP and emergency relief programming
Qualifications and Experience
  • BA or equivalent in nursing, nutrition, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing CMAM and Infant and Young Child Feeding programs
  • At least 2 years’ direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred

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