Action Against Hunger Health Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Action Against Hunger Health Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Objective 1

  • Health situation monitoring and mapping of health sector activities.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Diagnosis and Mapping

  • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) tool regularly for the operational LGA; share with the Sector Health Manager.

  • Update tracking tool to monitor program screening based data on acute malnutrition;

  • collect health facility-based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.

  • Participate in conducting SMART/Rapid SMART surveys with technical support from Deputy HN Manager/Sector Manager.

  • Participate with the M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition KAP surveys; Baseline and End line Surveys.

  • Liaise with Community Mobilization Officers/Assistants and HSS officers for accessing community care group database; health facility database regularly and updating overall health facility-based activities.

  • Conduct a periodic capacity assessment of health workers on CMAM services delivery, IMCI service delivery, Reproductive health service delivery, vaccination, etc. and review the training needs and/or coaching needs.

    Objective 2

  • Regular monitoring and supervision of facility-based health service delivery to ensure that services are provided with recommended national technical standards.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop monthly monitoring and supervision plan for the LGA and share with the Nutrition and Health Sector Manager (NHSM).

  • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health Officers are using standard Monitoring checklist during a visit to health facilities.

  • Ensure that specific monitoring finding is reported to the NHSM with potential solutions
    During supervision visit, identify gaps in supply sides and report to the NHSM.

  • Work with health workers to establish crowd control mechanisms in the health facilities/centers.

  • Provide guidance and support to health workers for putting in place facility-based screening, detection of acutely malnourished children.

  • Closely monitor and provide guidance to project officers for ensuring appropriate measurement techniques, medical diagnosis for defining their health status.

  • Closely monitor if health workers are following the appropriate protocol for antenatal care, delivery service, and postnatal care.

  • Closely monitor that appropriate treatment protocol is respected in the health facility for the management of childhood illnesses.

  • Ensure the provision of adequate information to the mother and caretakers on the prescribed doses and administering drugs at home.

  • Closely monitor if the appropriate protocol for micronutrient supplementation, identification of medical complications for pregnant mothers are maintained.

  • Ensure that referral of complicated pregnancies is made to the nearest higher center.

  • Monitor for appropriate documentation – IMCI treatment registers, individual child growth monitoring cards, ANC/PNC cards, and delivery registers.

  • Ensure that all children are properly examined and treated according to national protocols and standards.

  • Identify gaps for WASH in health facilities and inform the NHSM regularly.

    Objective 3

  • Management Functions.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Potential management functions (not limited to this list only) are:

  • Develop an LGA work plan with specific roles and responsibilities for each of the field staff.

  • Ensure the rational use of all medical equipment and stationaries in health facilities.

  • Maintain appropriate delivery note/In-kind donation report in close collaboration with Logistics teams.

    Objective 4

  • Systematic capacity building of SMOH staff on health service delivery (IMCI, Ante Natal & Post Natal Care, Delivery services).

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support the NHSM in facilitating and organizing technical training for health workers.

  • Organize training for Government nurses/midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses and ANC/PNC and delivery service provision in close collaboration with the NHSM.

  • Ensure use of predefined quality assessment checklist, on-job coaching guidance as well as support Assistant N/H Officers in using these tools.

    Objective 5

  • Information management, reporting, and coordination.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the database for health workers, community health workers/volunteers, training and share with line manager.

  • Prepare a consolidated tracking tool for supportive supervision visits/on-job coaching sessions and share with the line manager.

  • Update LGA work plans, individual work plans and share with line manager.

  • Use appropriate attendance sheet on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings, and training and share a copy with the
    line manager.

  • Use specific supervision checklist during supervision visits and archive filled supervision checklists with the summary reports every month.

  • Fill the Health Evolution reports every month for the LGA and share it with the line manager for consolidation.

  • Support government health workers in preparing the integrated diseases surveillance report, monthly facility-based DHIS2 report.

    Provide a summary analysis from the LGA report including

  • Significant contextual changes that have an impact on nutrition & Health operations.

  • Bullet points on the progress of training, on-job coaching, and supportive supervision.

  • Feedback on the quality of service provision through monitoring visits (checklist to be used).

  • Key challenges and proposed solutions.

  • Collect consumption reports from health facilities, compile for LGA and share with line manager with needs for the upcoming month.

  • Regularly report and coordinate with line managers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.


  • Coordinate and collaborate with health State/LGA health offices, health workers for smooth implementation of the project activities and quality of service provision.

  • Organize monthly coordination meetings with health managers and workers.

  • Closely coordinate with the WASH team to ensure appropriate WASH facilities in the targeted sites.

  • Participate in LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners.

  • Participate in meetings with other Action Against Hunger sectors or staff to discuss and document lessons learned.

  • Assist in the organization of project workshops, training, and seminars, including preparation of short reports.

    Objective 6

  • Performance Management.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.

  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.

  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

  • Liaise with line Manager and HR in case of issues raised by team members.

    Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree / HND in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or related roles

    Skills & Experience


  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in primary health care program.

  • An excellent report-writing skill is required including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.

  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.

  • Team management experience with similar programs.

  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities.

  • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies.

  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.

  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.

  • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger’s aims, values, and principles.


  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions.

    Application Closing Date

  • 20th May, 2020.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger Health Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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