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Project Officer-I- Nutrition - Garowe, Puntland



For Somali Nationals Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. The Somalia program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self driven and results oriented Somali National to fill the following vacancy. The successful candidate will be based in WV Office, Garowe, Puntland.

Project Officer-I- Nutrition.

The position holder will provide effective implementation, coordination and supervision of nutrition interventions with the aim of improving the nutritional status of vulnerable groups in Puntland, including managing day to day activities, documentation, monitoring and evaluation. Work closely with the Project Manager and Project Coordinator – Health and Nutrition and acting when she/he is not on the ground. Provide training support to integrated Primary Health Care and other program activities (TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, Nutrition etc) in Puntland. He/she will also has to provide timely response in cases of emergency.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Ensure effective implementation and coordination of project

Ensure that nutrition activities for OTP, SFP, pregnant and lactating are implementation according to work plans

Ensure that those admitted in the program are immunized according to the MOH approved schedule

Ensure supplies are delivered to the project facilities

Ensure nutrition guidelines are maintained in all MCH/OPD clinics and outreach stations

Provide supervision of MCH staff using the MCH supervision check list

Ensure children with medical complications are referred to the stabilization center

2. Effective management of malnourished children

Mobilize community for identification of malnourished children

Train staff to take measurements are taken accurately

Distribute IMAM guidelines to all MCHs and outreach stations

Ensure required adequate stock of plump nut, medicines, micro nutrients and other supplies for management of malnourished are delivered to MCHs on timely basis.

3. To oversee community mobilization and sensitization on PHC issues

Maintain participate in stakeholder networks

In consultation with the Nutrition Manager & Health coordinator, make contribution for opportunities for new projects

Ensure that the District Health Boards and Village Health Committees are constituted, trained and are “Active”

4. Represent WVS in the various forums such as meetings with the government, INGO, LNGO and government

Represent WV in coordination meetings as required

Maintain participate in stakeholder networks

5. Capacity building of personnel implementing nutrition interventions and human resource development

Conduct training needs assessment for nutrition staff

Participate in implementation of project staff training according to work plans

Conduct training for project staff, including community based staff

Compile comprehensive training reports

6. Finance and assets management, budget control and monitoring

Prepare business advance documents required to facilitate training and relevant payments

Ensure that business advances are accounted for within 3 days after training in completed

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

Must adhere to set security standards

Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:


Relevant experience and ability to manage programs in insecure environments

Experience of working with and/ or commitment to humanitarian standards eg SPHERE

Educational level required: Degree in Public Health or related field with at 3 years’ experience related to nutrition and health programming.

Technical Training qualifications required: Nurse / midwife or Medical Science / Public Health

Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: based in Garowe but will pay frequent travels to the field.

All applications should be received by 2nd September, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.