Community Nutrition Mobilization Supervisor 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 SupervisorLocations: Maiduguri, Jere, and Konduga, BornoSlot: 3Grade: BDepartment: ProgrammeContract duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.Reports to: General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to Community Nutrition Mobilization OfficerPurposePlan 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 at the LGA/health facility level and this is done in close collaboration with Plan International WFP CBT + INP project team.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.Dimensions of RoleCommunicates with the CNMO and across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies.The post holder(s) will support the establishment of an integrated nutritionprogramme sectoral system at the health facility/community level.The post holder will interface and support a team of Female Community Nutrition Mobilizers (FCNMs) team members and programme coordination.The role requires strong facilitation and organisational 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 FCNMs and CNMO, the Community Nutrition Mobilization Supervisors (CNMSs) each responsible for 1 LGA will:The post holder will be supervised by community nutrition officer and expected to work very closely with other members of the nutrition team and the Female Community Nutrition Mobilizers (FCNMs).S/he will design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Female Community Nutrition Mobilizers (FCNMs).Orientate community nutrition Mobilizers, community health extension workers and health worker on community mobilization part of CMAM.Ensure community nutrition Mobilizers clearly understand admission criteria to the CMAM programme and inform their communities and any carers of the children that they refer that they need to attend the SC, OTP/SFP for further measurements that will determine finally if the child will be admitted to the programme for treatment.Train community nutrition mobilizers to use MUAC tape accurately, and know how to check for oedema. Check accuracy periodically.Ensure home follow up of all absentees, defaulters, deaths and children “at risk” is carried out by to the community nutrition mobilizers and post visit feedback is given to the OTP health worker.Provide ongoing training for community nutrition mobilizers and care givers about the program, – both whilst present at the OTP/SFP site and through occasional workshop days.Supervise the activities of community nutrition mobilizers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities and ensure communities are sensitised to the programme as quickly as possible. Plan and organise weekly and monthly the Community Outreach programme for the intervention sites.Human Resource Development:Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of FCNMs and Care groups to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirementsLearning and knowledge management:Shares 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 Nigeria office 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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