Nutrition Officer at Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Nutrition OfficerJob Id: sav-77414Location: BornoJob Type: Full TimeResponsibilitiesWorking closely with the lead Nutrition advisor and FFP DPM to ensure assessment for health facilities and partners running health facilities.With support from lead Nutrition advisor and FFP DPM to map all health facilities with OTPs, stabilisation centres within locations where SC and FFP program is being implemented.Working closely with EYN community volunteers to ensure effective screening or all children under five years and referral systems are in place for all children.Work closely with staff at health facilities to ensure all children refereed with malnutrition are treated according to national standards.Working with the Community Mobilizer, ensure engagement of community leaders / their designates for the organisation of the arrivals outside of the centreWorking with the IYCF Counsellor, ensure CMAM beneficiaries are referred to IYCF services when requiredEnsure adequate triage / that new arrivals are seen as a priorityEnsure cases not meeting admission criteria return home as early as possible and understand why their child is not admitted.Supervise the activities of the OTP/SFP team at the distribution pointRequest specific children to be followed up as required (newly enrolled children, sick children, long stay children / children not gaining weight, children with social problems etc).Liaise with the Community Mobilizer to ensure comprehensive community outreach and mobilisation, health education and treatment. Check that all messages to carers, community groups, leaders and authorities are consistent and fully understood. 

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