About the role
The Programme Assistant, Nutrition will report to the Nutrition Officer and will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State. The post holder will provide support for efficient and smooth implementation of nutrition interventions at community level under the direction of the Nutrition Officer.
The Nutrition Assistant will also collect information and data on nutrition at community level through screening and other assessments.
The post holder will oversee the mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at Community level).
The Nutrition Assistant will also be required to represent Christian Aid and the program within the community. The post holder will facilitate community mobilization, sensitization meetings and trainings during community engagements and other nutrition related activities.
The post holder will work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Care Group Model (CGM), and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities with support from the Nutrition Officer.
The Programme Assistant, Nutrition will be required to create awareness and sensitize the community on IYCF practices, malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
The post holder will be required to coordinate and supervise the activities of anthropometrists, nutrition mobilizers and community-oriented resource persons to ensure maximum results amonst other responsibilities.
You must possess a university degree or diploma in Nutrition or community-based program with similar experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict / insecure contexts) as well as CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
You must be professional, have good organizational capacity, good human relationships, self-motivated, open, creative, proactive, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.
You must have a minimum of 2-year work experience in Nutrition and SBCC approach-IYCF and CGM plus. You are required to have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and ability to facilitate discussions and meetings.
You are required to have demonstrable ability to prepare monthly work plans and plan appropriately for tasks assigned. You must be willing and able to be based and travel within remote areas, where services are limited.
Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa) is essential. You must be committed to Christian Aid's mission, values and policies.
ELIGIBE FEMALES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in the workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work / life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions :
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence.
What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility?
What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others.
What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?
Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources. What was the context?
What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? successful?