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.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: LGA Officer
Job Type: Full time
Start date: as soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager
Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 - Facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change within the LGAs:
- Facilitate technical assessments of WASH facilities and hygiene practices in communities
- Provide technical assistance to the Project team in the assessment of sanitation needs, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
- Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms and those facilities are sustainable.
- Assess hygiene practices and identify risky behaviours within the community and identify best hygiene promotion approach.
- Facilitate selection and training of community hygiene promoters.
- Liaise closely with the WASH Technical Officer throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities.
- Work closely with community structures in building sustainability and ensuring the effective utilisation of WASH facilities.
- Liaise closely with other sectors in the implementation of WASH activities.
- Ensure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
- Team with local Government and sectorial stakeholders/counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status.
Objective 2 - To provide support to the facility/ community nutrition workers in the Project’s LGAs in implementing the nutrition interventions(Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral partners:
- The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of CMAM and IYCF in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs
- She/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.
- Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
- Work closely with lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community.
- Take lead on the CMAM services at fixed and mobile outreach.
- Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
- Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
- Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics.
- Through liaison with the community volunteers provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems...etc.
- Provide key health and nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines.
- Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary.
- The Food security and Livelihood Assistant will work with the FSL team and directly with the FSL Officers to ensure time delivery of project activities.
Objective 3 - To facilitate effective and timely delivery of FSL project activities.
Internal & External Relationship
- Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- With support from the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
- With support from the lead FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
- Working closely with supervisees (Partner Field Assistants/enumerators) to ensure project/sector objectives are met per time across projects being supported.
- With the support of FSL Coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
- Work closely with the Programme Officer, Program Manager and other senior programme staff, to support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal ACF requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- Help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers
- With support from the FSL officer and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team, support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
- Nutrition Sector Manager: Direct supervisor.
- Project Manager: Technical support and exchange of information and collaboration on financial and planning matters
- Government and operational partners.
- BSc./HND Degree in Nutrition, Health, Nursing, Public Health or any related fields
Skills & Experience:
- Good understanding of the Local Language (Hausa/Kanuri)
- Good organizer/planner
- Sense of confidentiality
- Sound Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
- Ability to manage and follow work plans
- Good interpersonal skills (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player)
- Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs.
Application Closing Date
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a public health related role.
- Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred
- Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated
25th April, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.