The International Rescue Committee Nutrition Senior Officer, Surveillance Jobs in Nigeria

The International Rescue Committee Nutrition Senior Officer, Surveillance Jobs in Nigeria

Project Overview
  • The BHA (Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance) project, “Integrated Emergency Response to the Displaced Population in Zamfara, Sokoto, And Katsina States, Northwest Nigeria” Depending on fund availability will be carried out by a consortium led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in collaboration with the Alliance for International Medical Action (Alima), Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), and Life Helpers Initiative (LHI), aims to leverage each partner's expertise to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people populations through area-based approach.
  • The Consortium partners will provide an integrated multisectoral intervention in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Protection, and Multi-purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) activities in Zamfara, Katsina, and Sokoto states in collaboration with state governments, UN organizations and other key actors in Northwest Nigeria.
  • The project will be implemented by a dedicated support, quality assurance, and coordination team, who will work closely with all partners through a management unit of well-structured consortium governance for the activity.

    Job Overview / Summary
  • The Senior Surveillance Nutrition Officer is the Sub-focal point for IRC's primary Nutrition information source and quality assurance in Zamfara state.
  • He/she reports to the Nutrition capacity building Manager and ensures full involvement for the implementation of a quality Nutrition program, in accordance with appropriate standards and as well provide support to the Nutrition/ Senior MEAL manager in identifying program gaps in Nutrition services with immediate solution for further necessary steps to address those gaps.
  • Assist in providing technical support in planning, implementing, and monitoring of Nutrition interventions and as well support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition.

    Major Responsibilities
  • Team management, including recruiting, training, and evaluation of the national staff.
  • Provision of continuous technical support, most especially in nutrition SMART survey, using ENA version, KAP, coverage and Nutrition Casual Analysis surveys.
  • Monitor and supervise the team, while conducting the surveys, to ensure data collected is meeting standards set.
  • CMAM online flat form data storage and management
  • Monitoring and tracking program log frame and indicators in course of implementation, based line and End line surveys, client exist interview.
  • Accountability feedback mechanism on Nutrition program
  • Reports presentations, in a statistical manner and analysis, should be precise, present the survey findings to the Nutrition cluster information technical working groups for validations.
  • Representation of IRC different nutrition cluster forum, as well as in the Counties where assessments will be conducted.
  • Coordination with other key IRC sectors, such as health, WASH, protection, logistic, Finance, programs support, and external ones, such as MoH, UNICEF, WFP, and County authorities.
  • Build the capacity of the national staff, to be able to undertake all stages of nutrition SMART surveys.
  • Ensure efficiency and results-oriented performance in the CMAM and MCG component of the program.
  • “Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

    Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to: Nutrition Manager- capacity building
  • Indirect Reporting: Senior MEAL manager, Consortium Deputy Team Lead, Nutrition coordinator

  • Health and Nutrition related professional (HND, B.Sc.) with emphasis on Public Health Nutrition
  • Significant experience in nutrition in emergencies.
  • At least 2 years professional experience in nutrition (CMAM and IYCF) programming
  • Ability to write clear and concise program reports to meet required deadlines.
  • Able to work with little supervision while being a strong team player captain.
  • Experience and ability to support team and build staff capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, survey report.
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook, Epi Info, ENA, Access, SPSS, and the internet.
  • Fluency in speaking the local languages is necessary.
  • Recommendation on previous SMART, SQUEAC and other Nutrition survey work by other INGO, is an additional advantage.

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Working in chronic underdeveloped settings where both acute malnutrition and stunting are significant issues of public health concern.
  • Knowledgeable about latest development in nutrition SMART surveys, SQUEAC, Social community Mobilization, KAP surveys and developments Food security, nutrition monitoring systems (FSNMS)
  • Possess proven analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Ability to work in hardship conditions and in conflict-prone areas; ability to be flexible.
  • Excellent oral and written communication; good computer skills, strong writing skills (in English)
  • Satisfactory organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required.
  • Flexible, and could cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Satisfactory decision-making skills.
  • Ability to Travel: 10% of time if applicable.

  • Fluency in the English Language both written and spoken is required and the Hausa language is mandatory.

    Computer / Other Tech Requirements:
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of the use of major data collection tools (Kobocollect, Commcaare, RRcolect,).

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The International Rescue Committee Nutrition Senior Officer, Surveillance Jobs in Nigeria

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