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    Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition - Maiduguri, Nigeria - FHI 360

    FHI 360
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    Full time
    Description

    Basic Function:

    Position is responsible for providing quality Infant & Young Child Feeding in emergency IYCF – E services at community and facility levels. The incumbent will engage in and will work with other team members in the delivery of optimal infant and young child feeding in emergency.

    He/She will oversee health and nutrition counseling, capacity building of IYCF assistants.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Lead and coordinate the facilitation of community IYCF support group activities.
    • Identify training needs and build technical capacity of IYCF Assistants, support group promoters, community nutrition mobilizers, and Lead persons.
    • Direct skilled IYCF support services including Growth Promotion and Monitoring at IYCF corners/spaces and other contact points.
    • Organize and participate in food demonstration sessions periodically.
    • Lead micronutrient supplementation including micro-nutrient powder distribution.
    • Conduct regular focus group discussions with beneficiaries to assess barriers to optimal IYCF uptake.
    • Support the development of IYCF multimedia messages including radio jingles.
    • Ensure Gender mainstreaming in nutrition, and integration of other sectors.
    • Collaborate, campaign and build community awareness during IYCF celebration days.
    • Support the development of case studies and success stories from program implementation.
    • Develop network with other actors in the operational area as well as community leaders/representatives.
    • Engage in community dialogue, sensitize stakeholders/community on IYCF-E activities and specific humanitarian programs implemented by FHI 360.
    • Take monthly physical inventory of all nutrition supplies ensuring stock levels are accounted for and adequate.
    • Support M & E unit during surveys, assessments, focus group discussions, preparation, and submission of timely reports.
    • Support other nutrition activities as necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • Inform TO HNS of any professional problems encountered.

    Typical Physical Demands:

    • Typical office environment.
    • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

    Technology to be Used:

    • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams, cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    • Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to stabilization centre.
    • Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
    • Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
    • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
    • Ability and willingness to travel via road, 100% time from Maiduguri to Konduga LGA.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • B. Sc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health, Nursing, or closely related field with 1-3 years' post NYSC experience.
    • Experience working with a humanitarian organization is desirable.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
    • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.


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