Nutrition Nurse - Mogadishu

Job Details
Employer: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: Nutrition Nurse - Mogadishu
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Nutrition Nurse is responsible for better nutrition among communities through treatment of clinical symptoms of severe acute malnutrition and prevention of further deterioration of the nutrition situation through provision of therapeutic food, routine drugs, health and nutrition education and capacity building and technical support to the ministry of health in the management of severe acute malnutrition.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with SFP staffs to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the SFP.
  • Supervise the activities of the CMAM team (registrar/measurers, community mobilizers, community health workers)
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SFP.
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks and treatment according to the protocols.
  • Review the forms completed by staff to ensure completion, accuracy and coherence.
  • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics.
  • Follow-up and provide feedback to the OTP/SFP Supervisor on the amount and quality of the treatment supplies if it does not comply with specified quality standards.
  • Report on progress and any problems in a timely manner.
  • Ensure cases not meeting admission criteria return home as early as possible and understand why their child is not admitted.
  • Through liaison with the community mobilizers and nutrition volunteers, provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems etc.
  • Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines
  • respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the OTP/SFP sites.
  • Perform any other duties requested by the immediate supervisor.
  • Follow and respect the current protocols specially drug administration i.e. for de-worming, malaria, polio and measles, and micronutrient mineral/ Vitamin A supplements targeting children and PLW.
  • Add the activities linked to health and nutrition education in the protocols.
  • Follow the treatment of the beneficiaries during visits at home.
  • Participate in the follow-up of orders and consumption.
  • Compile the statistical data (admission, default, cured, absent, death) and draft a report on activities.
  • Perform any other duties requested by the immediate supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in Nutrition, Bsc Public Health, Nursing with Nutrition diploma.
  • 2 years experience is required
  • Addition nutrition training in CMAM is an added advantage.
  • Strong communication skills, oral, written and presentation.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent spoken and written local language and English language.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.


Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website

Deadline for Applications: 07 June 2018.


International Allowances are not available for this position.

Publish date: 2018-05-29 00:36:17
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