Job Title : Nutrition Project Officer
Job Ref Code : NPR81119
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
Band : 7
Department : Programs
Reports To : Nutrition Manager
The Nutrition project officer will be responsible for the overall management of the day to day activities of nutrition program in assigned locations.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Program Support :
Support field level technical assessments in coordination plan and organize CRS community led supplementary program in project locations sites in liaison with Nutrition Manager
Supervise and Support nutrition partner officers, to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and implemented according to stipulated standards
Ensure quality engagement of community leaders / their delegates for the organization of beneficiaries in each project location.
Carry out weekly supervisory visits to all project locations assigned
Ensure adequate availability of food and material supplies for distribution in all project locations and share monthly distribution plan with the Nutrition Manager
Submit weekly field data and report to the Nutrition Manager
Report any progress and any problems in a timely manner
Ensure effective follow ups on beneficiaries in all project locations.
Identify gaps and present plans for capacity building to inform effective programing
Attend regular nutrition meetings and assist in any other tasks when required
Respect the dignity and culture of beneficiaries and other members of the community
Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule
Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
Identifying information for case studies for reports on program successes and learning
Capacity building :
Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Senior Nutrition Officer.
Ensure all partner officers are familiar with their responsibilities and up to date on any changes
Coordinate project evaluation activities and assist partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data as per specified tools.
Qualifications and Skills
Education Qualification and Experience :
B.Sc. Nutrition / Public Health / BSc or equivalent
Experience in implementation of nutrition programs, including CMAM especially SFP and / or IYCF
Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
Demonstrable ability at report writing
Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Personal Skills :
Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented