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.

    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.

    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.

  • Identify financial requirements, logistic needs, HR support about the work plan and inform the NHSM to prepare a budget forecast.

  • Review financial, logistical and HR needs on a monthly & quarterly basis and share with the NHSM.

  • Ensure that all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to deliver uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing the line manager regularly.

  • Support the NHSM in organizing LGA based coordination meeting;

  • Prepare individual monthly action plan about the work plan and share with the NHSM.

  • Participate in regular monthly planning meetings with nutrition and health teams led by the NHSM.

  • Maintain individual monitoring & supervision plan as well as for the supervisee.

  • Regularly follow up with the teams on the progress of activity, challenges and guide on necessary actions.

  • Facilitate quarterly review meetings/workshops with respective government health managers at State/LGA level.

  • Share training plans with identified needs to the NHSM well in advance to facilitate support from HR/Admin/Logistics.

  • Track Supervisee’s daily attendance and validate monthly attendance for the
    supervisee and submit it on a timely basis to HR.

  • Communicate with HR for the necessary staff meetings, performance review, appraisals, and leaves of the supervisee.

  • Liaise with HR to provide orientation on Action Against Hunger charter/core values/Child safeguarding policy/staff code of conduct etc.

    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.

  • Support the SMoH facility staff on developing customized need specific guidance notes on IMCI, ANC/PNC, and delivery service for on job coaching on different modules based on national protocol.

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

  • Conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.

  • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on appropriate stock management and reporting (LMIS).

  • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on disease surveillance reporting, DHIS2 reporting.

    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.

    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.

    How to Apply

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

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