Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in Northeast Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its program principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nutrition Assistant
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months.
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
About the Project
The Humanitarian Cash Transfer in Rabah LGA, Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria Project is tailored to potentially enable eligible households improve the nutritional status of children affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Rabah LGA. Strengthening financial security of vulnerable households through cash transfers and associated monitoring mechanisms have the potential to improve dietary diversity, increase recovery from SAM, improve access to integrated health and nutrition services, hygiene, and income generation.
The Nutrition Assistant will be directly responsible for the day-to-day field implementation activities of the emergency nutrition programming through cash transfer programming CTP for the management of SAM without complications under the community management of acute malnutrition CMAM.
He/she will be responsible for managing emergency nutrition responses, working with CNM’s.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Facilitate the delivery of the nutrition activities at the field level and provide technical support to HWs and CNMs
Ensure beneficiaries are data are captured for CTP.
Conduct post distribution monitoring PDM via house hold visit.
Ensure SAM cases are registered also beneficiaries with disabilities are registered.
Ensure total number of Households with beneficiary SAM children aged 6-59 months are registered segregated by sex, disability status.
Ensure proper MUAC screening data of beneficiaries are recorded and documented.
Training of Community Nutrition Mobilisers (CNMs) training on how to conduct MUAC screening, counsel caregivers and conduct follow-up monitoring visits to beneficiary households.
Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
Work closely with care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to health facilities.
Work closely with CNMs 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.
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.
Follow-up and ensure CNMs interact with the beneficiaries properly.
Provide a daily and weekly CMAM report to the nutrition officer.
Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.
Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply UNICEF Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field, including sensitizing Field Staffs and vendors/agents on such principles
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health or other relevant field.
1-2 years’ work experience in implementing CMAM, IYCF, and other community-based nutrition activities. Experience in MAM treatment using Tom Brown approach is desirable.
Master’s Degree in relevant fields; Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health will be an added advantage
The Nutrition Assistant will be based in Sokoto.
Be proficient in the use of computer applications (Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Have excellent team, project management and representation competencies.
Ability to speak local languages in will be an added advantage.
Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e CBT, WASH, Nutrition) preferably.
Be committed to Action the AHSF’s mission, values, and policies.