Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nutrition Intern
Job ID: 220002PZ Location: Oyo
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Programme Operations
Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Level 3: The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.
Support the implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities in the ANRIN Project in the following cluster of LGAs in the States:- Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa.
Key Areas of Accountability
With support from the Nutrition Specialist, ensure target beneficiaries (pregnant women, mothers/caregivers of children less than 24months, children 6 – 59months) access and utilize available nutrition services.
Engage with community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs to implement quality nutrition interventions/delivery of nutrition services for the programme, which includes:
Counselling of mothers/caregivers of children 0-23 months of age on improved behaviors related to maternal, infant and young child feeding, notably early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and early stimulation.
Distribution of micronutrient powders per month among children 6-23 months to improve the quality of complementary feeding.
Iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation for pregnant women by specifically addressing barriers that inhibit women from taking a full course of IFA tablets during pregnancy through counseling during ante-natal care sessions.
Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during ante-natal care by pregnant women.
Provision of zinc/oral rehydration solution (ORS) for treatment of diarrhea among children 6-59 months of age.
Provision of vitamin A supplementation among children 6-59 months of age.
Provision of deworming tablets among children 12-59 months of age.
Supervise activities of community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs.
Work with MEAL team in beneficiary verification and contribute to various project Reports
Ensure programme approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
Provide technical assistance LGA teams and Health Workers on nutrition, with a particular focus on development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming
Support strengthening of information flow between State and LGA.
Contribute to the development and/or adaptation of training materials.
Facilitate on nutrition trainings in project locations for CHFPs and CVs.
Develop training plans for Health Workers, CHFPs and CVs based on identified needs.
Documentation and Reporting:
Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the Programme.
Provide technical review of programme reports in line with the M&E framework.
Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.