Nutrition & Hygiene Promoter Assistant 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 position below:Job Title: Nutrition & Hygiene Promoter AssistantLocation: YobeJob DescriptionsScope of the Vacancy:The Nutrition & Hygiene Promoter Assistants will be responsible for planning and implementation of nutrition and hygiene education activities in COOPI’s food security and nutrition operation area in Yobe and Borno states 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 and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, they will: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 Officer or the Monitoring & Evaluation OfficerParticipate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)Conducting cooking demonstrationsAdditional ResponsibilitiesThis 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. 

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