Nutrition Supervisor
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale
9d ago
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    Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italianhumanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI aims to help the world’s poorest to improve their access to healthcare, food, and financial security,and to overcome their special vulnerability to wars, civil conflicts and natural disasters.

    For 50 years of long-term support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergenciesin numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Socio-

    Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights, Education and Training, Migrations andSustainable Energy.

    With more than 3,900 humanitarian workers employed, and an average of 180 projects per year across 25 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, COOPI is the biggest Italian NGO.

    During its 50 years of activity, COOPI has successfully completed over 1,600 projects in 63 countries, involving 55.000 local operators and ensuring direct benefits to approximately 100 Million people.

    Project / Programme : CMAM program

    Location : Jakusko LGA

    Reports to :

    Assistant Nutrition Project Manager

    Duration of the Project :

    2 months (with possible extension)

    Duration of the contract :

    2 months (with possible extension)

    Basic salary : according to experience)

    Starting Date : 28th May 2018

    COOPI in Nigeria

    COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.

    The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Potiskum, Yobe State, in order to cover five LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-

    sectorial programme covering Food Security, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions. COOPI's capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 24 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.

    Scope of the Vacancy

    The position of the nutrition supervisor will be based in various locations of Jakusko. He / she will be in charge of building the capacity of the Ministry of Health staffs (all levels) and Community mobilizers / volunteers attached to the health facilities who attend the OTP and IYCF beneficiaries.

    This position also requires that the supervisor link the health facility staffs and their work with the mother support groups and community mobilization activities in the catchment area of the health facility.

    The position of nutrition supervisor is a key role within the program, requiring the necessary activities outlined in the job description to be fulfilled.

    It is expected that the person successful for the role will have the ability to improve and develop the functions of the position within the organization.

    Main Duties / Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Nutrition Project Manager and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, she / he will : Assure that the CMAM protocol in line with the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria CMAM guidelines is strictly followed by all health facilities under their responsibility.

    Identify issues / problems and solutions in the health facilities and catchment population and adequately implement solutions in order to resolve problems.

    If it is out of the capacity of the job description of the nutrition supervisor to resolve issues or problems, then clearly and in a timely fashion present issues / problems to Nutrition program manager and the National Primary health care staff for further action.

    Work with the health facility in charges, health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to identify properly and on time when the beneficiaries who must be transferred from the OTP to the stabilization centre or any major medical site for treatment.

    Good and continuous communication with the rest of the MoH and COOPI team in order to organize transfers from the different branches of the programme.

    Assure that the transfers are actually well done.Build the capacity of the health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to perform the appetite test for each potential OTP beneficiary and be sure that after the admission day the result must be always good .

    Build the capacity of the health facility in charge to fill in properly reporting formats and submit monthly statistics report per site.

    Before submitting the report cross checks all the data with the health facility staffs to assure no mistakes are made.Assist the health facility in charge to submit the report according to the deadline fixed by the NPHC Nutrition focal point and nutrition program manager every month.

    Good communication with the line manager and nutrition focal point in terms of problems identified or anything affecting the beneficiaries and / or the programme.

    Participate in writing the monthly report with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community if need and / or requested since the contact with the community will be continuous.

    Facilitate the link between the health facility staffs, nutrition staff and community volunteers connected to the health facility and the communityIn collaboration with the Assistant Project Nutrition Manager and the logistics officer follow-

    up beneficiary food provision.Support the health staff in severe malnutrition case management according to national guidelines.

    Assist the nursing staff in the implementation of CMAM / IYCF activities within the SC and ensure the management of the commodities (food, drugs and equipment) is done professionally.

    Participate in the conduction of nutrition research studies, best practice documentation, publication, surveys and campaignsEnsure strict adherence to breast milk substitute guidelines for beneficiaries.

    Participate in program strategic planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with the other sectors within COOPI key stakeholders.

    Improve the provision of quality nutrition counselling and education in the health facilities and other key contact points in the health programme.

    Participate in the development and use developed activity work plans based on the program annual work plan.Enhance integration of nutrition specific with other nutrition sensitive programs.

    Attend regular meetings with facility staff and share results with Assistant Nutrition Project Manager

    Additional responsibilities

    This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and assigned by his / her supervisor.

    Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)

    Minimum Requirements :

    Degree in Nursing or Nutrition or public healthOrganization, initiative, tidiness, honesty and courtesy.Good communication skills and able to work in a teamShare the humanitarian mission of the organizationAbility to communicate with vulnerable populationsProven experience in related fieldDemonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a teamAccuracy and promptness in performing dutiesEnglish writing and speaking skill preferredBe proficient in statistics and other software (Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint)Have excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies

    Desired Competencies / Skills


    Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitivePreferredPrevious experience in similar roles in a humanitarian set upGood knowledge of the intervention area / s and local contextKnowledge of the local language (Hausa / Kanuri)

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