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Nutrition Officer, Lagos State: Save the Children
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Nutrition Officer, Lagos State: Save the Children

JOB DETAILS

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. They aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, they mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.

Job Title: Nutrition Officer, Lagos State

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Nutrition Officer will generally support technical programme management, information gathering, results communication and documentation. He/She will be expected to support project level assessment, project planning and coordination. The Nutrition Officer under the SDI project will support the implementation of activities related to Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) interventions within the context of the 7 point plan in Shomolu LGA.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Child Health Adviser;

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Under the direct supervision of the Child Health Adviser, the Nutrition Officer will;

Institutional capacity building:

  • Support the needs assessment for building the capacity of staff at the State and Local Government level on IYCF.
  • Ensure integration of IYCF in all trainings and programme activities at community and facility level.
  • Work with IYCF Adviser in supporting the SNO and LGA PHC teams to step down trainings on IYCF
  • In collaboration with the SNO, support and coach LGA PHC teams to supervise and follow up on IYCF activities, ensuring quality implementation
  • In collaboration with LGA PHC teams, provide on the job training and coaching for service providers in the facilities and volunteers in the communities
  • Identify training needs and train staff according to the programme plan or on ad-hoc basis.

Programme Management:

  • Provide technical support and timely feedback to State and LGA teams on IYCF strategies outlined in the signature project.
  • Collaborate with relevant ministries and other relevant partners at the state, local government and community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of all IYCF activities on the signature project.
  • Work with the MEAL team on setting up indicators and monitoring tools for IYCF

MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

3 year(s)

MIN QUALIFICATION:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

 

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