Nutrition Assistant at the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

 Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) - Since 1993, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Monguno to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for a qualified candidate to support its mission in Kukawa Lga in the capacity below:Job Title: Nutrition AssistantLocation: BornoAbout the JobUnder the supervision of the Nutrition Officer, the Nutrition Assistant is responsible for implementation of all nutrition programs in the target communities in Kukawa LGA, including following up with cases and helping establish mother-to-mother support groups.This position will ensure that Acted nutrition interventions are in line with the Nutrition Cluster strategy and will be an active member of the Nutrition Cluster.The Nutrition Assistant will be responsible for:Under the overall guidance and supervision of the nutrition officer, the nutrition Assistant will provide technical assistance to field staff regarding Nutrition.Facilitate community mobilization, sensitization meetings and trainings during community led nutrition activities.Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities with support from the nutrition officer.Participate in screening of children less than five years, referral and follow up of malnourished beneficiaries at community level.Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition officers for compilation.Ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the communities.S/He will be responsible for planning and reporting of training activities to immediate supervisor.S/He will establish linkages with other organizations working in the sector and represent Acted in all local level nutrition working group meetings and other relevant activities such as assessments, training, monitoring, etc.S/He will have to deliver simple messages for the prevention of malnutrition and attainment of good health and nutritional status.S/he will participate in the GFD activities, support distribution and registration when needed. 

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