Nutrition Officer at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Nutrition OfficerLocations: Maiduguri and SokotoSlot: 4Job SummaryThe primary functions of the Nutrition officer is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of all Nutrition Food Security programming at duty designation and state, participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of Nutrition Food Security in the operation areas.Ensure that International Medical Corps program is delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line to national and international guideline.Main ResponsibilitiesEffective implementation of IMC’s Emergency Nutrition Projects within the frame work of pertinent national policy, strategy and guidelinesEnsure observance, respect the dignity of beneficiaries and members of the community at all timesParticipate in any nutrition sector-specific assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate activities, both for initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction and transition phase.Determine the cause of malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.Assess the immediate lifesaving nutrition interventions needed (such as CMAM) in addition to the prevention activities (ENA, IFE) that need to be implemented at the same time.Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition Staffs and IMC partners to effectively and innovatively manage emergency nutrition projects with focus on key technical areasEnsure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptableActively represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectorial activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for International Medical Corps in your working areas.Manage International Medical Corps’ nutrition response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.Strong negotiation skill with the partners, host community and government officials.Actively participate and represent IMC in State and LGA nutrition CMAM Cluster meetings.Assist in development of, or provide technical review for, emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, suggest new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the area of nutrition. Regularly assess the implications for IMC’s programme and priorities of any changes in the operating environment in this sector and report on these to the emergency program Coordinator and Nutrition Coordinator as requiredActively participate in surveys done at the Community level (KAP, SMART, Causal Analysis, Barriers, Coverage)Ensure development of core skills and competencies in Nutrition and Food Security among IMC staff in the project officesProvide technical support and training where required to all team members and partnersBuild the capacity of Technical, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and committees to deliver quality service and undertake participatory monitoring of the implementation of the project works and record lessons and reports.Prepare quarterly and annual reports to donors, line departments and sectorsStrengthen partnerships, institutional linkages and working relationshipsOther duties as assign 

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