Ended Nutrition Field Officers (6)

The Job

Position:          Nutrition Field Officers

Location:          Aden

Reports to:       Health & Nutrition Specialist

Duration:          Till December 31, 2019, renewable based on fund availability and    performance

ABOUT ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an independent, humanitarian agency established for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.  ADRA Yemen pursue a mission of changing the world by uplifting one life at a time. ADRA International serves 142 countries and was present in Yemen since 1995. It has more than 1200 aid workers serving in Yemen making it one of the biggest ADRA operations in the world. Its programs are supported by USAID, OFDA, The Japan Platform, DANIDA, German Foreign Office, German Humanitarian Aid, Sida, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO, WFP and DFID. It has presence in 14 Governorates in Yemen responding to all areas of humanitarian sectors. ADRA Yemen is undertaking programs in Yemen in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

SUMMARY:

The Nutrition Officer is responsible to Oversee implementation of project activities in nutrition(CMAM). She/he will be involved in training, supervising and assisting nutrition field staff to ensure the best possible  nutrition services are delivered to children U5. She/he will work in constant collaboration with  ADRA Nutrition Specialist, ADRA  Program Manager, District and Governorate Ministry of health staff, the DHO , other local authorities and community members in order to share nutrition issues so as to improve/promote the nutrition of the vulnerable groups from the targeted communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The “: Nutrition Officers” will be responsible but not limited to:

  • Work closely with the team to ensure all children in the nutrition program receive care and treatment in accordance with MoPHP Guidelines, including being weighed, measured, registered and referred correctly and receive food/treatment according to the national protocol
  • Supervise nutrition activities in the supported communities offering OTP, SFP and awareness-raising activities particularly on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and hygiene practices.
  • Provide supportive supervision visits for OTP and TSFP activities with in coordination with MOPHP.Support regular community based identification of malnutrition cases through screening for children 6-59 months, pregnant and lactating women and referral to nearest mobile clinics, and follow-up on defaulters.
  • Ensure proper registration and admission/discharge of TSFP patients including ongoing monitoring on patients
  • In collaboration with MoPHP, organize trainings for community based workers, mobile teams and to provide on the job support for both OTP and TSFP activities.
  • Assist the community outreach volunteers in conducting nutrition, health, and hygiene activities in both health facility and community settings, for various target groups.
  • Coordinate all logistics requirements with the logistic team including food dispatch, distribution plan and storage.
  • Prepare weekly, biweekly and monthly progress reports and statistic reports for submission to the Nutrition Officer.
  • Train and support the nutrition team in managing paper work (WFP food tracking documents, ration cards and registration books)
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the nutrition officer.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by line manager
  • Ensure timely reporting in of activities (narrative and data) in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Collect reporting/data inputs from mobile teams and community outreach volunteers and compile results weekly

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • At least a Diploma in nutrition or equivalent; (nursing, midwifery and other medical qualification desirable) from any recognized institution.
  • Has trained on CMAM and experience in working on OTP & SFP activities.
  • Has trained on IYCF and experience working on IYCF activities.
  • Understanding rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context. 
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with community.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative management approach.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment

ADRA’S VALUES:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:

  • Respect
  • Integrity and transparency
  • Communicating openly, clearly, timely and appropriately.
  • Excellence in all activities
How to Apply
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Submit only one application per position
  • Females are encouraged to apply.

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