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Nutrition Officer

12156-16G12003
Kigoma
11-Dec-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Purpose of the position:

To facilitate effective implementation of Burundian Refugee Supplementary Program targeting children under five, Pregnant and Lactating Women (PWL) and vulnerable groups; the project aims to stabilize and improve the nutritional status of Nduta and Mtendeli refugee Camps.

The holder of the position should communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that district health management team, DNuOs, health care providers and community volunteers trained on nutritional activities for Supplementary Feeding Programs

  • Participatory action plans developed to address barriers to adoption of improved nutrition practices

  • Participate in providing nutrition education and counselling to pregnant and lactating women, people living with HIV aids, moderate malnourished cases children under two and children under five of age in collaboration with RNV’s

  • Collaborate with the WVT Kigoma emergency response Team including Project Manager, and Refugee Nutrition Volunteers and others such as DNuOs and nutrition stakeholders to implement the SFP towards the improvement of the nutritional status of the targeted beneficiaries

  • Conduct relevant nutrition information for children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other relevant groups, information management, reporting, and gender-responsive analysis

  • Supervise and support Refugee Nutrition Volunteers in delivering nutrition services in the implementation area.

  • Train communities and implement context-appropriate community-based strategies such as CMAM for prevention and rehabilitation of malnutrition.

  • Collaborate with regional and district health teams to ensure that Health workers trained on context appropriate for SFP and other services including referral for severely malnourished cases

  • Collaborate with regional and district health teams to ensure that Health workers trained on context appropriate for SFP and other services including referral for severely malnourished cases.

  • Ensure that Communities trained on good hygiene and environmental health techniques that positively affect nutrition status which include use potable and drinking water

  • Provide nutritional assessment, advice and ongoing support to clients, Nutritionists may be involved in coordinating community health initiatives, promoting nutritional education and researching population health.

  • Deliver presentations and workshops on areas such as health education/promotion, behavioral change and lifestyle change.

  • Collaborate with LGA to ensure that Government engaged in Burundian Refugee Emergency Response, strategies and protocols for improving nutrition policies and practices, to ensure that refugees in camps receive appropriate treatment for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).

  • Create a nutritional plan; continue to monitor their client’s progress and any changes or improvements to their health through home visiting and mother care groups

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

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:

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Human nutrition or Food Science or Advanced Diploma in clinical medicine, nursing with working experience of not less than 2 years in nutrition or related field.

Technical skills and abilities:

  • Skills in Programming.

  • Computer skills and statistical package.

  • Skills in report writing

  • Skills in community mobilization and facilitation

  • Analytical skills including CMAM Database

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Refugee Camps in Kibondo or Kakonko Districts.

  • Travel: 5% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: 3%