Nutrition Officer at World Vision January, 2020 Job Description
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Purpose of the position

To facilitate effective implementation of Burundian Refugee Supplementary Program targeting children under five, Pregnant and Lactating Women (PWL) and vulnerable groups; the project aims to stabilize and improve the nutritional status of Nduta and Mtendeli refugee Camps

Ensure that district health management team, DNuOs, health care providers and community volunteers trained on nutritional activities for Supplementary Feeding Programs.

Participatory action plans developed to address barriers to adoption of improved nutrition practices

Participate in providing nutrition education and counselling to pregnant and lactating women, people living with HIV aids, moderate malnourished cases children under two and children under five of age in collaboration with RNV’s

Collaborate with the WVT Kigoma emergency response Team including Project Manager, and Refugee Nutrition Volunteers and others such as DNuOs and nutrition stakeholders to implement the SFP towards the improvement of the nutritional status of the targeted beneficiaries.

Conduct relevant nutrition information for children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other relevant groups, information management, reporting, and gender-responsive analysis.

Collaborate with regional and district health teams to ensure that Health workers trained on context appropriate for SFP and other services including referral for severely malnourished cases

Collaborate with LGA to ensure that Government engaged in Burundian Refugee Emergency Response, strategies and protocols for improving nutrition policies and practices, to ensure that refugees in camps receive appropriate treatment for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Human nutrition or Food Science or Advanced Diploma in clinical medicine, nursing with working experience of not less than 2 years in nutrition or related field.

Technical skills and abilities:

  • Skills in Programming.
  • Computer skills and statistical package.
  • Skills in report writing
  • Skills in community mobilization and facilitation
  • Analytical skills including CMAM Database

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Refugee Camps in Kibondo or Kakonko Districts.
  • Travel: 5% Domestic travel is required.
  • On call: 3%

Deadline 09-Feb-20

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