Community Nutrition Mobilization Officer at Plan International

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Community Nutrition Mobilization Officer Location: Maiduguri, BornoGrade: C2Reports to: General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to Nutrition SpecialistPurposePlan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP). This position is responsible for Integrated Nutrition Programme activities in close collaboration with Cash and Nutrition team implementing the CBT + INP project funded by WFP.The post holder will support the implementation of the community mobilization and nutrition activities in the community in accordance with Plan International’s nutrition activities in Emergencies response in North East Nigeria.Contract Duration5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.Dimensions of RoleCommunicates with the project manager with Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies. The post holder will support the establishment of an integrated nutritionprogramme sectoral system. The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination. The role requires strong facilitation andorganisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.Key End Results and typical ResponsibilitiesProgramme Development & Quality Management:In collaboration with the Field Team and Nutrition Specialist, the Community Nutrition Mobilization Officer (CNMO) will:Support the design and development of nutrition component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, and all nutrition demonstration and community mobilization activitiesPlan and organize CSB++ distribution at designated OTP sites in liaison with UNICEF trained SMoH staff.Work closely with Community Nutrition Mobilization Supervisors (CNMSs) and Female Community Nutrition Mobilizer (FCNMs) to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to health facility sites.Work closely with UNICEF and other partners implementing CBT+INP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at facility levelTake lead on the Integrated Nutrition Programme services at designated intervention facilities.Work closely with the teams to ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including registration and enrolment of Children ages 6-23 months; 24-59 months and PLWs for BSFP and cash for nutrition respectively.Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.Ensure adequate availability of CSB++ supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logisticsThrough liaison with the CNMSs provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children and PLW who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems... etc.Provide key nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelinesRespond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the project and related intervention procedureFollow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properlyFacilitate capacity-building and demonstration activities with project staff and Cooperating Partner Agencies /WFP.Human Resource Development:Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirementsLearning and knowledge managementShares information within the project team, across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies about operational research and assessment findings and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.Shares information within the programme team about INP+ and CSB++ distribution approaches and benefits to the beneficiaries and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the communities and supports such processes within Plan International Nigeria office.Participates in sectoral networks within the LGA of operation or as requested by the line Manager.Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.Resource Mobilisation:Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.Dealing with Problems:Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.Communications and Working Relationships:Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contactPrepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery. 

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