• Temporary
  • Yobe

Website Jireh Doo Foundation

General information
Title: OTP Nutrition Field
Assistant
Location: Yobe
Duration: 9 months
Application deadline 21st November 2021
Number of positions 3
Advert Status Internal/External

Background information

Jireh Doo Foundation (JDF) is a National Non-government organization with over 15 years’ existence and actively intervening in the humanitarian response in the North East and other parts of the country since 2014. JDF works in 5 thematic areas of Gender and Humanitarian response, HIV and Health, Child Development, Research and Information, Single parents, and covers five states of Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Nasarawa and Benue.

Jireh Doo Foundations humanitarian intervention in the North East of Nigeria spans largely across three states: Yobe, Borno and Gombe states and has been working actively in the sectors of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihood, nutrition, protection and Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Jireh Doo Foundation is seeking candidates with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent working on Nutritional issues.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide support to the community nutrition workers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions (Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral interventions.
• The nutrition Assistant will also work with other agencies providing nutrition services in ensuring linkage of nutrition beneficiaries.
• Throughout the intervention the Nutrition Assistant will work towards ensuring quality delivery of nutrition interventions in the Project locations.
• Ensure quality of nutrition screening for children under-5 conducted by Community Nutrition Mobilizers in target Communities.
• Provision of Outreach OTP Services in target communities together with the outreach team.
• Ensure quality of IYCF counselling sessions provided individual level and group sessions
• With support from the Nutrition Associate, ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.
• Ensure that community nutrition interventions (MUAC screening and Referral, IYCF (MSGs, FSGs, food demonstrations) and hygiene promotion are integrated
• Build capacity of CNMs, Lead Mother and Fathers by providing on-the-job training on CMAM and IYCF.
• Support Project level nutrition assessment/surveys as approved.
• Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the Communities.
• Promote increasing awareness of appropriate nutrition behaviours in project communities by ensuring behaviour change materials are visible in communities and health facilities.
• Ensure quality and timely reporting on all areas of implementation
• Liaise closely with the MEAL team so as to understand the project outcomes
• Support the development of case studies and success stories from programme implementation.
• Any other additional responsibility as communicated by the supervisor.

Qualification and experience
Essential:
• B.Sc or equivalent in Health / Public Health / Nutrition
• Must have finished NYSC
• Experience in Nutrition and community-based programming will be an added advantage
• Familiarity with the Humanitarian context.
• Excellent communication skills
• Respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their care givers

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Fluency in written and spoken English
2. Understands and speaks local language
3. Acceptable IT Skills
4. Strong interpersonal skills.
5. Sensitive to cultural differences

How to apply
Applications should be in English and include the following:
1. A motivation letter in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
2. Concise and accurate CV. The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
3. Kindly state the position for which you are applying as subject of your application.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to
apply4jdfjobs@gmail.com on or before 21st November 2021 clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis until this position is filled.

Candidates applying for this job role/position must note that JDF is committed to the safeguarding of her beneficiaries, staff and associates and has zero tolerance for any form of abuse or breach of confidentiality.

To apply for this job email your details to apply4jdfjobs@gmail.com