NUTRIRION ASSISTANT

INTERSOS

JOB PURPOSE

He/She is responsible for providing quality Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) – E services at community and facility levels. The incumbent will engage in and will work with other team members in the delivery of optimal infant and young child feeding in emergency.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on CMAM practices, IYCF, malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and
    treatment of malnutrition.
  • Participate in the screening of children less than five years, referral and follow up of malnourished beneficiaries at the community
    level.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about CMAM, IYCF with support from MOH, community leaders and
    other key stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition officers for
    compilation.
  • Organize and lead the formation of Mother-to-Mother Support Groups for IYCF with the support of IYCF/Nutrition Officer.
  • Ensure strong communication links with all other CMAM staff, providing advice and support to all other staff members on infant
    and young child feeding issues as and when they arise.
  • Conduct education sessions within the surrounding community on the importance of infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
    practices in conjunction with community mobilisers.
  • Aid in establishing care group approach (CGs) within the community to provide additional support for mothers and extend
    knowledge of good infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.
  • Support in recruiting care group promoters across the catchment area of the project intervention.
  • Conduct care group training in collaboration with care group facilitators for the care group promoters.
  • Improve on the linkages between the care group beneficiaries with primary health care and community management of acute
    malnutrition (CMAM) program and other ongoing programs in the community where applicable.
  • Participate in surveillance activities including home visit to monitor nutrition situation and program activities.
  • Participate in direct skilled IYCF support services including Growth Promotion and Monitoring at IYCF corners/spaces and other
    contact points.
  • Organize and participate in food demonstration sessions periodically.
  • Conduct regular focus group discussions with beneficiaries to assess barriers to optimal IYCF uptake.
  • Ensure Gender mainstreaming in nutrition, and integration of other sectors.
  • Support the development of case studies and success stories from program implementation.
  • Support other nutrition activities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to apply

  • Interested candidates should complete this form and attach their CV with Cover Letter following this format “Surname_ Position you applied for”.
  • ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.
  • Application Deadline: apply no later than 5th February 2024 at 1:00 PM.
  • INTERSOS is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply”.
  • INTERSOS does not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment. Applications are processed according to the order of arrival. INTERSOS reserves the right to close the offer before the term initially expressed in the advert if an applicant is accepted.
  • INTERSOS has a PSEA Policy that the successful candidate will be expected to comply with and promote.
  • For more information about INTERSOS, go to https://www.intersos.org/en/what-we-do/nigeria/

Deadline: 5 Feb 2024