Nutrition Officer Job at Islamic Relief

On Friday, April 19th, 2013
Islamic Relief is an international NGO, established in 1984 in the UK; IR seeks to promote sustainable Economic and Social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion, color and gender.
Islamic Relief is currently running Programmes in Education, Health & Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Environmental Conservation, Livelihood Support and Child Welfare Sectors.
IRK also implements seasonal Food Security Programmes including the Ramadan Food Distribution and Qurbani.
Position: Nutrition Officer – Mandera
Overall Responsibility
Under the supervision of Nutrition Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for implementation of nutrition projects in designated districts through collaboration with MoH staff.
The officer will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation methodologies – in particular as they relate to MOH guidelines, Islamic Relief’s mandate and the donors interest.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support provision of comprehensive and quality High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI).
  • Support capacity building and OJT for MOH staff and CHWs.
  • The Nutrition Officer will contribute in the development of training curriculum, tools and facilitate or co-facilitate nutrition related trainings e.g. IMAM, IYCF.
  • Support the systematic delivery of Health and Nutrition education messages to the community.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the Nutrition interventions at district/county level in close collaboration with the ministry of health staff and other partners in the area.
  • Ensure proper outreach sites selection and avoid any over lapping with other humanitarian actors.
  • Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipments movements such as deliveries, storage, transport and utilization at the site level.
  • Represent IR in nutrition coordination meetings with INGOs, CBOs, UN and the local authority.
  • Coordinate nutrition meetings within IR and participate in project monitoring, review and evaluation.
  • Participate in joint monitoring and evaluation with MOH and other Nutrition stakeholders in the district/ County.
  • Preparation of project reports to MOH, donors and other stakeholders.
Experience/ Qualification
  • Degree in Nutrition or other related field.
  • At least 2years experience within an INGO in implementing HINI especially in ASAL areas.
  • Proven analytical, communication/ negotiation skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Experience in report writing and excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge on SMART and other nutrition surveillance methods will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
For a detailed Job description on the position kindly, visit our website.
Or Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to [email protected] or [email protected] to reach us not later than Friday 26thApril, 2013 clearly mentioning the position you are applying for.
CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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