Nutrition Assistant

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Nutrition Assistant (National Position)Ref No: 190000D6Location: Maiduguri, BornoEmployee Status: Fixed TermRoleThis role of the Nutrition Assistant is to provide support to the field Assistants/ community nutrition workers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions (Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral interventions.The nutrition Assistant will also work with other agencies providing nutrition services in ensuring linkage of nutrition beneficiaries.Throughout the intervention the Nutrition Assistant will work towards ensuring quality delivery of nutrition interventions in the Project locations.Key Deliverables IncludeEnsure quality of nutrition screening for children under-5 conducted by Community Nutrition Mobilizers in target Communities.Provision of Outreach OTP Services in target communities together with the outreach team.Ensure quality of IYCF counselling sessions provided individual level and group sessionsWith support from the Nutrition Officer, ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.Ensure that community nutrition interventions (MUAC screening and Referral, IYCF (MSGs, food demonstrations) and hygiene promotion are integratedBuild capacity of CNMs/ field Assistants and Mother Leaders by providing on-the-job training on CMAM and IYCF.Support Project level nutrition assessment/surveys as approved by Donor.Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the Communities.Promote increasing awareness of appropriate nutrition behaviours in project communities by ensuring behaviour change materials are visible in FFP supported communities and health facilities.Ensure quality and timely reporting on all areas of implementationLiaise closely with the MEAL team so as to understand the project outcomesSupport the development of case studies and success stories from programme implementation.Any other additional responsibility as communicated by the supervisorSkills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice)Accountability:Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.Works closely and constructively with many colleagues at all levels and across cultures, influencing effectively while having little formal authority and to hold peers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.Sensitivity to the needs of a range of stakeholders and able to balance conflicting interests to create shared goals.A proactive and flexible approach to work.Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development.Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team.Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.Ambition:Proactive, forward thinker who is able to plan ahead and anticipate requirements and problemsCollaboration:Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team.Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.Creativity:Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.Integrity:Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.Passion and commitment to the values of Save the Children. 

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