Nutrition Officer
Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)
Lagos
11d ago
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    Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization.

    Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs.

    Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

    PUI is implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition and health project in Maiduguri and Borno State.

    PUI is now looking for its Nutrition team in Maiduguri and Monguno.

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    Location : Maiduguri and Monguno, Borno State

    General Objective

    Under the supervision of the Nutrition Project Manager, the Deputy Nutrition Project Manager shall ensure the overall support and direct supervision of the teams working in PUI project sites in Monguno(Kukuwa and cross kuwa) and Bolori II.

    S / he will work closely with the Nutrition Project Manager in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of agreed nutrition project activities in line with PUI and Donor guidelines.

    Responsabilities And Tasks

    Implementation and Monitoring of Nutrition Project :

    S / he ensures that beneficiaries and local populations understand the project objectives and participate actively in their implementationS / he ensures the proper organization and functioning of the project teams, and ensures compliance with goals defined in the project proposalNotably, s / he follows up the performance indicators defined, reports on progress to his / her immediate supervisor (Nutrition PM), indicates difficulties encountered in project implementation, and proposes improvements or reorganization based on needsS / he ensures that the teams are following up proper implementation protocols, and applying them according to international and national recommendations and guidelinesS / he supervises and fosters functional referral system of beneficiaries within PUI project sites and partners’ designated health facilitiesS / he participates in follow-

    up and analysis of data related to nutrition activities in collaboration with the Nutrition PM, Nutrition Advisor and Medical CoordinatorS / he assists in planning of activities and ensures that activities are met in timely manner.

    In the event of serious delays in project implementation, s / he immediately informs Nutrition PM and proposes solutions to remedy the situation.

    When required, s / he participates in needs assessments in relation to project needsS / he assists in capacity building, including archiving the documents, tools and training materials in the context of project and ensures the availability of the verification sources mentioned in the project documents.

    S / he ensures the implementation of monitoring and / or evaluations, according to the defined needs of the project.S / he drafts the internal and external reports to his / her immediate supervisor (Nutrition PM) or / and the Nutrition Advisor or Medical Coordinator or other PUI Program Managers as requiredS / he prepares information needed for the Nutrition sector reporting for submission to the Medical Coordinator and / or Nutrition AdvisorIn close collaboration with the Nutrition Management Team, s / he participates in activities related to country nutrition program strategy, especially considering the quality of activities, the technical choices to be made, and reporting obligations

    Support Supervision of the Nutrition Team :

    S / he familiarizes with PUI Internal Rules and Procedure for the mission, and ensures that they are known and respected by each member of the nutrition projectS / he familiarizes with nutrition team job profiles, have them endorsed by the enrolled staff, and participates actively in the hiring process (candidates interviewing, testing, etc.

    S / he ensures project activities and procedures are regularly and timely performed as per the agreed work plans.S / he supports and monitors coordination mechanisms specific to the nutrition team and ensures proper supervision of its implementationS / he follows up plans and organizes capacity building and trainings in collaboration with the Nutrition PMS / he plans, organizes and follows up the weekly / monthly implementation chart, after being endorsed by the Nutrition PM

    Logistical and Administrative Support for the Nutrition Program :

  • S / he works closely with other departments (Maiduguri base Pharmacy and Logistics) for ideal storage and use of nutrition supplies (consumables and operation equipment)S / he monitors and addresses needs for routine medications, therapeutic and supplementary supplies and operational equipment to the Nutrition PM, in line with available budgets;
  • considering the time and logistical constraints at PUI, as well as the purchasing rules specific to the programsIn coordination with the Nutrition PM, Logistics Department and Central Pharmacist, s / he ensures appropriate supply plan, on weekly basis principle, for each PUI Nutrition sites under her / his designationS / he communicates to the Logistic Manager on a weekly basis his / her needs related to vehicles and communication equipment for the implementation of program.

    S / he contributes to the analysis of procurement bids for purchases of project items with technical specificationsS / he participates when required in the preparation of calls for tender, as the case may be, in collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator and the procurement officer at HeadquartersOn a monthly basis, s / he provides the Nutrition PM with information necessary for the development of cash flow estimates specific to nutrition project activitiesIn coordination with the Nutrition PM and Logistic Manager, s / he assists in other logistical components of his / her program (delivery, distribution, on-site storage, etc.)

    Other tasks :

    When required, s / he represents PUI before local actors involved in the implementation of nutrition project, and contributes to good relations within project partnersIn agreement with the Nutrition PM, Nutrition Advisor and Medical Coordinator, s / he attends coordination meetings on relevant nutrition sector matters when they take place, and participates activelyIn the event of visits from Donors, s / he participates actively in the preparation and the smooth organization of the visitS / he ensures that members of his / her teams and daily paid workers as the case may be, are provided with safety gear adapted to their activitiesS / he ensures that project / s, methodologies, or selection criteria do not place beneficiaries, PUI staff or any other persons in harm.

    The Nutrition Deputy Program Manager alerts the Field Coordinator without delay, in case of impending danger to teams or beneficiariesS / he participates in identifying nutrition-

    related needs in coordination with the Nutrition PM, Deputy Field Coordinator, Nutrition Advisor and the Medical Coordinator

    Specific Objectives Linked to the Activities :

    With the support of Nutrition project Manager, ensure smooth implementation of IYCF and CMAM activities integrated with Food Security, WASH and Protection sectors according to the work plans, national and international guidelines.

    This will include supervision and support of the functions of the Community outreach Workers and health facility staffsActively support a functional referral system from identification of malnutrition cases from different sources including community, health posts and other partners operating in the area, to treatment and follow up of project beneficiariesWith the support of the Nutrition Project Manager and MEAL team, participate in the development and review of tools for data management when necessaryPrepare and share quality and timely data and / or reports as requested by Nutrition Project ManagerParticipate in staff recruitment process and ensure that staffs understand duties and responsibilities in the working environment according to their job descriptions and internal HR guidelinesTake part in preparing and conducting trainings and on-

    the-job mentoring of nutrition teamCoordinate with the Nutrition project Manager in addressing any relevant issues related to the project implementation

    Mandatory Requirements

    A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Public Health in a field related to Nutrition and or training / courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contextsHave a minimum of 2 years’ experience in working with CMAM, IYCF and other health related programsBe fluent in English (verbal and written)Be fluent the local language Hausa and KanuriHave human resource management experience, leadership and motivation / training skillsHave excellent organization skills, attention to detail, time management and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Have strong capacity to represent PUI and sustain relations with state and local stakeholdersHave excellent interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, planning and organizational skills)Be committed to PUI working principles and valuesHave experience working within humanitarian sector and contextComputer skills -

    Excellent knowledge of the MS office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint

    Transversals skills :

    Strong motivation to help people in needSelf-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organizationGreat moral and ethical senseConflict resolution and diplomacy skillsAbility to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itselfStrong understanding of the political situation in the areaAbility to analyze and suggest improvements of the activitiesWell organized, hard worker and rigorousAble to manage stress and pressureReliabilityNeutrality

    Location : Monguno, Borno State

    General Objective

    Under the supervision of the Nutrition officer, the Assistant Nutrition Nurse shall ensure the overall support and direct supervision of the teams working in PUI project sites in Kukuwa and cross kuwa.

    S / he will work closely with the Nutrition officer, deputy Nutrition Project Manager and MOH staff in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of agreed nutrition project activities in line with PUI and Donor guidelines.

    Responsibilities And Tasks

    Ensures effective start up, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of nutrition projects Participate in Planning and setting up new OTP and SC sites activities.

    Facilitate trainings for Community health workers in Community based Management Acute Malnutrition and IYCF.Participating in health, nutrition, and / or multi-

    sectoral assessments as required.Manages all PUI resources (equipment, supplies, HR, vehicle and fuel) committed to the project.

    Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects.Participate in the development of work plans together with Nutrition officer.

    Closely work with the Health program team to ensure that the plan of activities implement effectively, and timely manner.

    Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with Nutrition officer to monitor the implementation of nutrition programs.

  • Prepare and submit program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness per Heath facilities.Ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate education and participated in the nutrition programEnsure the nutrition items are provided to the health facilities and reach to the intended beneficiariesCollect weekly TFP and SFP data (admission and exit status) and report weekly and monthly with narrative reports to deputy nutrition manager ;
  • and ensure report reaches to MoH through its chainEstablishing linkage with TSFP ,OTP and SCWork in collaboration with Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) staffs and other PUI staffs ,

    Specific Objectives linked to the Activities :

    With the support of Nutrition officer and Deputy Nutrition project Manager, ensure smooth implementation of IYCF and CMAM activities integrated with Food Security, WASH and Protection sectors according to the work plans, national and international guidelines.

    This will include supervision and support of the functions of the Community outreach Workers and health facility staffsActively support a functional referral system from identification of malnutrition cases from different sources including community, health posts and other partners operating in the area, to treatment and follow up of project beneficiariesPrepare and share quality and timely data and / or reports as requested by Nutrition officer and deputy Nutrition Project ManagerThe tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-

    exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

    Mandatory Requirements

    Degree or diploma in nutrition or nursing with 1-2 years of experience or diploma in nutrition or nursing have a minimum of 1-

    2 years’ experience in working with CMAM, IYCF and other health related programs in emergency contextsBe fluent in English (verbal and written)Be fluent the local language Hausa and KanuriHave excellent organization skills, attention to detail, time management and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Be committed to PUI working principles and valuesHave experience working within humanitarian sector and contextComputer skills -

    would be considered as an advantage

    Transversals Skills :

  • Strong motivation to help people in needSelf-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organizationGreat moral and ethical senseConflict resolution and diplomacy skillsAbility to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itselfStrong understanding of the political situation in the areaAbility to analyze and suggest improvements of the activitiesWell organized, hard worker and rigorousAble to manage stress and pressureReliabilityNeutrality (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • Location : Maiduguri and Monguno, Borno State

    General Objective

    Under the supervision of the Deputy Nutrition Project Manager, the Nutrition officer shall ensure the overall support and direct supervision of the teams working in PUI project sites in Kukuwa and cross kuwa.

    S / he will work closely with the deputy Nutrition Project Manager and MOH staff in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of agreed nutrition project activities in line with PUI and Donor guidelines.

    Responsabilities And Tasks

  • Provide technical and logistical support to the health facilities for effective implementation of nutrition interventions activitiesAnalysing and reporting nutrition situation and prevailing trendsPromote gender equity and equality through each level of nutrition activitiesPlan with Assistant Nutrition nurse s and other MOH health workers working in CMAM for effective, sustainable and efficient implementation of nutrition interventionsProvide community level basic CMAM and IYCF trainings to CHWs / Other health professionalsProvide technical support to MoH health staff on management of Sever Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and IYCFWill provide technical support from screening to discharge (admission, treatment, follow up and referral) to provide care to under five years old malnourished children and uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition casesPerform supportive supervision of CMAM and IYCF activities and ensure they are implemented as plannedSupervising admission of patients to TFP and SFPSupervising treatment and progress of patientsEnsuring adherence to and respect of current protocolsEnsure the appropriate referral system between SCs, OTPs TSFPs and IYCFEnsure the cards, registration books and other necessary formats are filled and documented properlyLiaise with ministry of health institutions, DPPD and other government organization at LGA Level pertaining to CMAM activitiesWill supervise and support the CMAM activitiesEnsure the CMAM coverage reach above 50% for rural and above 70% for urban community and the other standard performance indicators are met appropriatelyEnsure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate education and participated in the nutrition programEnsure the nutrition items are provided to the health facilities and reach to the intended beneficiariesCollect weekly TFP and SFP data (admission and exit status) and report weekly and monthly with narrative reports to deputy nutrition manager ;
  • and ensure report reaches to MoH through its chainEstablishing linkage with community leaders and representativesParticipate on health and nutrition related assessmentsWork in collaboration with Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) staffs and other PUI staffs ,Organize review meeting at each health facility to review the progress of health intervention at Health facilities level.

    Specific Objectives Linked to the Activities :

    With the support of Deputy Nutrition project Manager, ensure smooth implementation of IYCF and CMAM activities integrated with Food Security, WASH and Protection sectors according to the work plans, national and international guidelines.

    This will include supervision and support of the functions of the Community outreach Workers and health facility staffsActively support a functional referral system from identification of malnutrition cases from different sources including community, health posts and other partners operating in the area, to treatment and follow up of project beneficiariesWith the support of the Deputy Nutrition Project Manager and MEAL team, participate in the development and review of tools for data management when necessaryPrepare and share quality and timely data and / or reports as requested by deputy Nutrition Project ManagerThe tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-

    exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

    Mandatory requirements

    Degree in Nutrition or Nursing or Public Health with 3 years of experience or diploma in nutrition or nursing have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in working with CMAM, IYCF and other health related programs in emergency contextsBe fluent in English (verbal and written)Have excellent organization skills, attention to detail, time management and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Be committed to PUI working principles and valuesHave experience working within humanitarian sector and contextComputer skills -

    Excellent knowledge of the MS office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint

    Transversals skills :

    Strong motivation to help people in needSelf-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organizationGreat moral and ethical senseConflict resolution and diplomacy skillsAbility to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itselfStrong understanding of the political situation in the areaAbility to analyze and suggest improvements of the activitiesWell organized, hard worker and rigorousAble to manage stress and pressureReliabilityNeutrality

    L ocation : Maiduguri, Borno

    General Objective

    Under the supervision of the meal manager, the m&e officer will contribute to the implementation of m&e activities in the field through supporting project / field officers, partner staffs and community facilitators / mobilisers in data collection, consolidation and quality management and undertake m&e related activities and implementation of an appropriate monitoring and evaluation system for successful delivery and attainment of project goals and objectives.

    Responsabilities and Tasks

    Specific Objective and Linked Activities

    Implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation Plan :

    Coordinate the collection, reporting and validation of monitoring data of project teams and ensure the data reported by Field Officers / Program Managers is accurate and of good quality and reported in a timely manner.

    Produce monitoring checklists and conduct regular joint field process monitoring, quality assessments and data validation, and provide feedback and recommendations for timely improvement.

    Ensure that community leaders and beneficiaries are actively participating in all project and M&E activities.Assist the MEAL Manager in supporting project teams in designing and regularly updating project M&E guidelines and tools and ensure that project staff have access and capacity to use the tools.

    Provide training to field level project staff on the use of the M&E system including survey sampling and piloting of M&E tools, conducting assessments and the implementation of periodic evaluation activities including baseline surveys, research and evaluations in all sectors.

    Ensure utilization by all projects of appropriate data collection and reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of data.

    Undertake regular visits to field locations / project sites to support monitoring and evaluation processes and activities related to all sectors of PUI interventions.

    Support supervision of base level project staff and ensure that their capacities are built and that they are supported to deliver on their day to day M&E work by constant communication and joint field level M&E activities.

    Internal and External Reporting :

  • Update MEAL Manager and Program Managers on daily achievements and challenges encountered on the field, at the end of each dayVerbally contribute and participate in weekly base meetings including accurate reporting on successes and challenges;
  • Ensure that the data collected goes through a data cleaning and validation process each day;Ensure all data is channelled through the IM system each day Develop reports that synthesize and synchronize initial key finding (needs) and results (outputs / outcomes) such as indicator tracking table, etc.

    Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to the MEAL managerPass on any information or problems to her / his direct and / or indirect supervisor concerning her / his task, PUI programs, or safety aspects

    Capitalization / Institutional Knowledge Building :

  • Use lessons learnt combined with field experience to provide contributions and feedback, including during design phases of field tools and assessments;
  • Participate actively in team workshops and lessons learnt seminars;Actively engage in ongoing trainings and knowledge building;
  • Lead training of beneficiaries, community leaders, community facilitators / mobilisers and Field staff on M&E if needed.

    Communication & Follow up :

  • Respond to beneficiaries’ queries with good knowledge of relevant information when approached;Respond to any requests within PUI that might require an alternative communication method or plan of action;
  • Logistics & administration : Perform administrative support activities for the MEAL Manager including, but not limited to, preparation of meetings, recording of minutes, verbal and written translation.

    Ensure the follow-up and the proper use of materials and tools related to M&E activities.Manage the supply of materials to the work site in collaboration with logistic department.

    The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs

    Priorities of the Department

    The implementation of M&E activities of the meal plan in collaboration with the beneficiaries, partners and project teams.

    Providing accurate M&E qualitative and quantitative data collected in the field according to external and internal deadlines.

    Supporting the meal department to achieve its goals through the occasional undertaking of additional activities that contribute to the overall ability of the organization to achieve its stated outputs.

    Ensuring a robust M&E system is in place so that the implementation of the projects is of a high quality and accountable to beneficiaries, partners and donors.

    Mandatory Requirements

    Language skills : fluent in kanuri, hausa and english (speaking / reading / writing),Education degree : at least a degree or diploma in Statistics, Mathematics, Demography, Sociology, or a Numeracy discipline.

    Work experience : at least two years similar experience in an international ngos / on-site training in social or monitoring work,Knowledge & skills : good analytical and writing skills / very good team spirit / demonstrate willingness to improve own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any training sessions and capacity building activities,Computer skills : knowledge of the ms office software (including word, excel, outlook) and a basic understanding of data analysis packages such as spss, epi-info etc.

    Interests :

    Strong motivation to work in the humanitarian sectorStrong motivation to help people in needStrong motivation for conflict resolution and diplomacyStrong motivation to analyze and suggest solutions

    Transversals Skills :

    Well organized and attention to detailConflict resolution and diplomacy experienceAbility to analyze and suggest improvementAutonomy, neutrality, hard workerAble to manage stress and pressure.

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