Nutrition Officer

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Trócaire

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
Description:

Trócaire works in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change to communities .Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.

In Somalia, Trocaire has been providing humanitarian and development support since 1992, with a focus on the Gedo region. The programme provide basic support in healthcare, nutrition and education in five districts – Belet Xaawa, Dollow, Luuq, Garbahareey and Burdhubo.

Trocaire is responding to the need to build and strengthen the basic package of health services and emergency response activities which will maximise the impact of expansion of EPHS services in Garbaharey district. This will include leveraging on existing WASH interventions targeting schools, health facilities and IDP camps to reduce the risks of outbreaks.

In responding to this need, Trocaire Somalia is recruiting a Nutrition Officer. Nutrition Officer provides 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 rollout of High Impact Nutrition interventions.

For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Reporting to Nutrition Coordinator Technically and Zonal Coordinator Administratively this is a fixed term contract for one year and is based in Garbaharey, Gedo region.

The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to MoH through structured OJT/mentorship on delivery of High Impact Nutrition intervention components at health facilities;
  • Developing and implementation of monthly work plans for the district by working closely with the District Health Board Nurses, Nutrition Officers, Health Officers, Hospital matron
  • Liaise 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 MEAL Officer in monitoring the nutrition situation in Trocaire areas of work;
  • Provide input that contribute to programme documents ( proposals, reports etc)
  • 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 in collaboration with the hospital matron and the DHB
  • 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;
  • Work together with MOH and other partners involved in delivery of nutrition services in the district, and 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;

[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.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • 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
  • Experience/Knowledge in surveillance and surveys
  • 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
  • Proficient in Somali language
HOW TO APPLY:

For further job requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire/jobs by 13th July 2018 . Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

 
Publish date: 2018-07-06 00:25:26
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