Nutrition Officer

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 Officer (National Position) Ref No: 190000D7Location: Maiduguri, BornoEmployee Status: PermanentRole PurposeTo support the breastfeeding counsellors of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency and Community management of malnutrition ProgrammeOn a day to day basis, assist the Nutrition Coordinator in ensuring that the all components of the programme are functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiariesIn addition to this, he/she will ensure that the CMAM program is functioning properly, providing quality care to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice.Main ResponsibilitiesThe post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below:Programme Support (typically will be at field level):Plan and organise OTP/SFP at designated distribution sites in liaison with Nutrition Coordinator and SpecialistComplete order forms for the logistics team of material, medicine and food requirements for each site for the week in advanceSupport field level technical assessments in coordination with the Nutrition response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needsWith support from the Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes and proposalsWith the support of Nutrition Coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans)Working closely with the Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirementsWorking closely with the Nutrition Specialist and the Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, help in the identification and recruitment and training of community mobilisers and/or project volunteersWith support from the Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with team to put in place a sensible phased procurement planWith support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the Nutrition projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirementsWith support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementationTo ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of ConductEnsure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of childrenAttend regular nutrition meetings and LGA meeting. Liaise with other sectors for up to date information of SCI work in the LGAResponsibility for the day to day management of project site activities and staff (IYCF,CMAM, deworming and micronutrient supplementation)Provide technical support to Save the Children staff (IYCF-E, CMAM, health, Child Protection and others as necessary), MoH, partners and other humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practiceEnsure all staff understand and implement programme guidelines used for assessing the mother-child pair, advising the best feeding option and following up as appropriateEnsure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Shelters and in the communityFacilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activitiesWith the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Shelters.Prepare field visit plans and supervision checklist in advance of trips.Compile monthly activity reports and assist with stock consumption/distribution plans for each of the OTPs as required.At field sites, liaise with other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.Capacity Building:Conduct trainings to build the capacity of Nutrition Assistants and volunteers at the community.Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:General:Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.Core BehavioursUnderstanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitmentsIntegrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approachParticipates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperationAchieving results effectively:Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controlsEstablishes staff engagement mechanisms.Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmlyConsiders the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved resultsCoordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resourcesDocuments lessons learned and applies them to future projectsMaintaining and developing collaborative relationships:Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholdersActively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practiceEstablishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholdersEstablishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performanceOperating safely and securely:Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agencyTakes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communitiesReduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisationDemonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanismsManaging yourself in a pressured and changing environment:Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self careRemains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situationsDemonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairlyMaintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conductPlans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressureTakes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actionsLeadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather dataDemonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideasDemonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelingsDemonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknessesMakes positive statements about workEffectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solutionGives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her developmentSkills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)Accountability:Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibilityHigh level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situationsHolds self and others accountableAmbition:Zeal to work with ChildrenFuture-orientated, thinks pro-activelyCollaboration:Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goalsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsBuilds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partnersApproachable, good listener, easy to talk toCreativity:Designing more effective admin systemsWilling to take disciplined risksIntegrity:Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity. 

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