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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nutrition Education Officer at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The association leads in average of 220 projects in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 4 million people in 22 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Under the direct supervision of: Nutrition Education Supevisor

Overall Mission

General objective:
  • Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Education supervisor, Nutrition Education Officer will help organize Nutrition Education and Community screening for Malnutrition activities at the community level.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Project Activity implementation:
  • S/he will Participate in the identification of eligible project beneficiaries and Community Focal persons.
  • S/he will participate in organising Project beneficiaries and Volunteers into groups and other Fora for dissemination of IYCF/Hygience messages dissemination
  • Participate in the planning for and implementation of trainings of the beneficiaries, volunteers and community Focal persons.
  • Train and support nutrition community focal points and Lead Mothers all along the project implementation
  • Prepare Community level sensetization plans and topics in liaison with the supervisor.
  • Analyze the humanitarian situation, taking protection problems into consideration/Do no Harm to the population.
  • In liaison with supervisor, Disseminate any relevant reporting tools to lead mothers and volunteers as may be required.
  • CMAM beneficiary defaulter tracing and other forms of beneficiary follow-ups at community level.
  • Working with Volunteers and Lead mothers, s/he will conduct Community screening and refferals for malnourished beneficiaries.
  • S/he will be responsiible for project sensitization and Mobilization at community level.
  • In Liaison with supervisor, Organize sensitizations sessions for the beneficiaries or community members according to the identified needs
  • To Reprsent PUI at various SBCC related fora as may be required.
Collaboration in the communities:
  • S/he will help nurture good collaboration between PUI and local community leaders
  • Act as a liaison with the local population and authorities in order to identify the needs, grievances and major events that could have potential consequences for PUI activities
  • Help to ensure that beneficiaries and local populations both understand the project goals and actively participate in their implementation.
Communication and reporting:
  • Undertake data collection and timely report compilation and submission
  • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, PUI programs, or safety aspects
  • Address any issues on the field with the beneficiaries or the community members and tell the line supervisor
  • Represent PUI at anytime and anywhere when s/he is in duty.
  • Collect and Compile data, pictures and information from the field to present weekly internal reports to the supervisor
  • Present weekly achievements, problems encountered and suggestion to improve the project implementation.
  • S/he will help strengthen the Organization’s community Feedback and complains system.
  • Participate in assesments as may be required by the supervisor
Logistic & Administration:
  • Contribute to logistical and administrative organization of the activities
  • Contribute to the definition of the needs in materials and tools regarding the program and the planning of interventions.
  • Ensure the safety and good condition of all material provided by PUI
Required Skills
Mandatory requirements:
  • Language skills: Fluent in English, and Local Dialects: Hausa and Kanuri
  • Computer Skills: Proficient user of MS office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Education degree: Certificate in a Health related discipline or certificate of secondary education with at least 3 years relevant experience.
Work experience:
  • At least 2 years experience in SBCC programing at community level
  • Trained n IYCN or Demonstrated understanding of infant and Young Child Nutrition SBCC/IYCF education programs.
  • Conversant with Community screening for Malnutrition.
  • Previous experience with NGO is required
  • Demonstrated understanding of the MOH and traditional administrative systems and structure.
  • Conversant with Formal and traditional administrative systems and structure at the community level.
  • Previous experience in food security related programs is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in team management/supervision.
  • Previous experience in Humanitarian assessment, monitoring and evaluation is an asset.
Other requirements:
  • Excellent Field work skills.
  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles.
  • Excellent knowledge of Borno State, willing to travel locally.
  • Teamwork and team management.
  • Stress Management and flexibility.
  • Strong Negotiator, Diplomatic and with problem solving skills.
  • Capacity to mobilize community.
  • Rigor and organization.
  • Honesty.
Applicants should send their Applications which should include the following documents below to:
  • Updated CV,
  • Letter of motivation,
  • Copy of work certificates,
  • Copy of relevant certificate
  • Reference contacts.
  • The position must be clearly indicated on the e-mail subject.
  • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted.
  • This position is open to Nigerian nationals only.

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