Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Nutrition and Hygiene PromoterLocation: BornoBackgroundCOOPI 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.COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.Scope of the VacancyThe Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter will be responsible for planning and implementation of nutrition and hygiene education activities in COOPI’s food security and nutrition operation area in Borno state focusing on IDPs and vulnerable host communities.They will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring care support groups, IYCF training.Main Duties / ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer, he/she:Perform screening of the nutritional status of children under five in their designated locations and refer SAM cases to health/CMAM centresCoordinate and collaborate with community mobilisers’ team leaders and lead mothers of care groups in implementing follow-up of referred SAM casesFollow up with the new admission of malnourished childrenEnsure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.Collect and track weekly data at community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visits, in accordance with COOPI standard nutrition statistical reporting formsSubmit weekly nutrition and health report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation OfficerCarry out the day-to-day Hygiene Promotion activitiesProvide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practicesDistribution of hygiene itemsFollow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the stabilization centerKeep defaulter tracing for malnourished childrenReport any problems in a timely manner to the Nutrition OfficerParticipate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)Conducting cooking demonstrations 

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