Pro-Health International Nutrition Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Pro-Health International Nutrition Advisor Jobs in Nigeria


  • Pro-Health International is a faith-based, non- profit organization that has provided free health care services to under-served populations in Nigeria and Africa for over 27 years.

  • Pro-Health International is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the under-listed position for its newly awarded USAID funded OVC project ICHSSA 4: Integrated Child Health and Social Services to be Implemented in Nigeria.

  • The ICHSSA 4 project seeks to improve the wellbeing of OVCs and their caregivers:

    Nutrition Advisor

    Job Type

  • Full Time

    Qualification

  • MBA/MSc/MA

    Experience

  • 5 years

    Location

  • Bauchi

    Job Field

  • Medical / Healthcare NGO/Non-Profit

    Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Focus on strengthening existing case management system of the project to ensure quality services its conformity with GON and PEPFAR guidelines for nutrition services with focus on Children living with HIV (CLHIV) and their households.

  • Linkage to treatment facilities and effective bi-directional referral systems including coordination of escort services and follow up at facility and community levels with focus on management of malnutrition.

  • Provision of technical guidance on IYCF and Food demonstration to CSO partners, OVCA’s Community primary referral facility providers and care givers, particularly of reactive OVC on treatment.

  • Work closely with the Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Advisor to implement program strategies to improve household food security

  • Co-ordinates the documentation and reporting to DME of results and lessons learned In the subject areas, particularly the bi-directional referral system for Nutrition services using the principles of data driven programming

  • Coordinate and document community to facility and facility to community nutrition and related activities

  • Coordinate related quality improvement efforts at State, LGA, CSO and community levels
    Provide hands on and institutional level capacity building to CSOs, Case managers, Community volunteers and CIT members on nutrition services and referral linkages

    Minimum Qualification / Skills

  • Advanced degree in Health Sciences.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with reputable organizations on Infant and child nutrition and referral services

  • Advanced knowledge of current
    Nigeria's HIV

  • Response, HIV prevention and treatment adherence principles, particularly for children
    Knowledge of GON and PEPEAR current OVC guidelines and ability to address the guidelines using the project's strategy.

  • Must understand the principles of 90-90-90 towards zero HIV transmission and contribution of Community OVC programs to this goal.

  • Experience working closely with other IPs and government personnel at several levels.
    Practical experience in IYCF and Food Demonstration.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong Interpersonal skills.

  • Willingness to travel to rural communities in difficult terrains with challenging roads

    Method of Application

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter along with their Resume / CV to: prohealthcareers1@gmail.com using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email.

    Important Information / Notice

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list, rather it is intended to be indicative of the skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
    Pro-Health International is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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