Nutrition Officer

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Trocaire is an Irish charity organization established in 1973. Since its establishment, the organization has brought humanitarian relief and assistance to people caught in some of the worst conflicts or hit by natural disasters across the globe. Today Trocaire works in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East.

Job Details
Employer: Trócaire
Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

Trócaire is one of Ireland’s top INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in international Development. Trócaire works through partners and is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation as we embark on our new strategic plan 2016-2020.

We are looking for a Nutrition Officer who will provide technical leadership, guidance and training as well as providing hands on support to Ministry of Health (DHB), and community groups to enhance their capacity and skills in the roll out of High Impact Nutrition interventions.

Reporting to Nutrition Coordinator this is a fixed term contract for one year and is based in Gedo.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to MoH through structured OJT/mentorship on delivery of High Impact Nutrition intervention components at health facilities;
  • Work closely with the District Health Board Nurses, Nutrition Officers, Health Officers, Hospital matron in developing and implementation of monthly work plans for the district;
  • Liaise closely with MoH at the district level to promote ownership and integration of nutrition services into existing medical systems including the development of a concrete plan of action for the programme at the health facilities;
  • Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E;
  • Work closely with the project manager in monitoring the nutrition situation in Trocaire areas of work;
  • Provide input that contribute to programme documents ( proposals, reports etc)
  • While working with the hospital matron and the DHB, support the rural health facilities to establish referral systems and create referral links for access to the nearest in-patient facility and other services beneficial to the beneficiaries not provided by the rural health facilities;
  • Play an active role in the operationalization of community mobilization activities; facilitate recruitment, training, engagement and supervision of Community Health/Nutrition Workers.
  • Actively provide technical support to teams conducting outreaches across the district
  • Support MOH in quality inpatient service delivery.
  • Writing of monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports;
  • Significantly contribute to development of regular donor draft reports;
  • Together with MOH and other partners involved in delivery of nutrition services in the district, conduct joint monthly Support Supervision visits
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of IYCF activities at the health facilities and through Mother-to-Mother Support Groups;
  • Work closely with the Trocaire, Donors ,UNICEF and WFP(where applicable) contact staff to ensure that all health facilities have adequate supplies of therapeutic commodities at all times;
  • Ensure that supplies pipeline is established and consistency in timely delivery of supplies to health facilities is maintained.
  • Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate;

  • Support the Project coordinator in documentation of the programme implementation process to generate lesson learning as well as case studies;

  • Participate in coordination of nutrition,KAP and coverage surveys to assesses the Nutrition situation of the target population;

  • (E) Qualification

    • A nursing degree or a nutrition degree with strong clinical background
    • Atleast three years clinical experience
    • At least one year experience working in nutrition interventions, preferably IMAM
    • Experience/knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at the provincial and district level
    • Knowledge/experience of the challenges of working with and through local partners.
    • Familiarity with/experience in the public health approach
    • Essential Experience and Skills
    • Computer and report writing skills
    • Fluent in English and Somali Language

[1] All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to Police clearance.

All new hires are required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and sign up to our Code of Behaviour contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy. For additional information please consult the Human Resources Department in Nairobi.


Women are highly encouraged to apply. For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Job description and how to apply, please use the following link . Deadline for application is 13th March 2018.

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