Nutrition Assistant (Internal)
Action Against Hunger
Damasak, Borno, Nigeria
2d ago

Company Overview

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.


Title : Nutrition Assistant

Location : Damasak, Borno (Damasak Indigene Only)

Starting date : As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager : Nutrition Officer

Minimum Basic Salary : NGN156,995 per Month

Objective 1

Represent AAH and the program within the community.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Know and understand AAH mandate, Humanitarian principals and the current program
  • With the Nutrition Sector manager, IYCF and Nutrition Officers develop coherent messages and pass them to the community about AAH mandate, program objectives and approach.
  • Build trust between AAH and the community
  • Objective 2

    Implement the nutrition CMAM & behavior change activities

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Directly implement the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition and IYCF officers.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on the implementation of CMAM and IYCF activities with support from the Nutrition and IYCF officers.
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on CMAM practices, IYCF, malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Participate in the screening of children less than five years, referral and follow up of malnourished beneficiaries at the community level.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about CMAM, IYCF with support from MOH, community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with MOH and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition officers for compilation.
  • In collaboration with the nutrition officer, IYCF Officer, and Nutrition Sector Manager develop success stories, lessons learned and case studies.
  • Organize and lead the formation of Mother to Mother Support Groups for IYCF with the support of IYCF / Nutrition Officer.


  • Diploma in a Nutrition or Community-Based Programming or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year work experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict / insecure contexts).
  • He / she must have experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
  • Essential

  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay in the field.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long-distance walking to screening sites.
  • Capacity to supervise and coach health workers.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with a change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies.
  • Preferred

  • Proficient in statistical and other software (Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values, and policy.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • The deadline for this position is Thursday, April 2, 2020.

    This is position is strictly for Damasak indigenes.

    Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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