BSFP Field Officer at Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian 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. 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. COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014. 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: BSFP Field OfficerLocation: YobeProject / Programme: Multi-sectorial intervention towards IDPs in NE NigeriaReports to: Nutrition OfficerDuration of the Project: 6 months (with possible extension)Donors: WFPStarting Date: ASAPScope of the VacancyThe BSFP (Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program) Officers will be responsible for planning and distribution of WFP funded BSFP in Yobe state (Bade, Damaturu, Jakusko and Potiskum) focusing on IDPs and vulnerable host communities.They will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five and beneficiary training on IYCF. .Main Duties / ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer and in collaboration with the Project Manager and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, they will:In charge of sensitization, providing key messages related to the programme objectives, organization of distributions, the use of the products and other messages related to IYCFLeading 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 in implementing follow-up of referred SAM casesDistribution of supplementary food to children under 5 years and PLW (pregnant and lactating women).Organise collection and tracking of weekly data at community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visitsSubmit weekly/daily nutrition, health and distribution reports to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation OfficerProvide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practicesFollow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the stabilization centerReport 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)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. 

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