Nutrition Advisor at Pro-Health International

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Nutrition Advisor

Location: Bauchi

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Focus on strengthening existing case management system of the project to ensure quality services its conformity with GON and PEPFAR guidelines for nutrition services with¬†focus¬†on Children living with HIV (CLHIV) and their households.
  • Linkage to treatment facilities and effective bi-directional referral systems including coordination of escort services and follow up at¬†facility¬†and community levels with¬†focus¬†on management of malnutrition.
  • Provision of technical guidance on IYCF and Food demonstration to CSO partners, OVCA‚Äôs Community primary referral facility providers and¬†care givers, particularly of reactive OVC on treatment.
  • Work closely with the Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Advisor to implement program strategies to improve household food security
  • Co-ordinates the documentation and reporting to DME of results and lessons learned In the subject areas, particularly the bi-directional referral system for Nutrition services using the principles of data driven programming
  • Coordinate and document community to facility and facility to community nutrition and related activities
  • Coordinate related quality improvement efforts at State, LGA, CSO and community levels
  • Provide hands on and institutional level capacity building to CSOs, Case managers, Community volunteers and CIT members on nutrition services and referral linkages

Minimum Qualification / Skills:

  • Advanced degree in Health Sciences.
  • Minimum of 5 years‚Äô experience working with reputable organizations on Infant and child nutrition and referral services
  • Advanced knowledge of current Nigeria’s HIV Response, HIV prevention and treatment adherence principles, particularly for children
  • Knowledge of GON and PEPEAR current OVC guidelines and ability to address the guidelines using the project’s strategy.
  • Must understand the principles of 90-90-90 towards zero HIV transmission and contribution of Community OVC programs to this goal.
  • Experience working closely with other IPs and government personnel at several levels.
  • Practical experience in IYCF and Food Demonstration.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural communities in difficult terrains with challenging roads

Application Deadline
21st January, 2020.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter along with their Resume / CV to:¬†¬†using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Important Information / Notice

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list,¬†rather¬†it¬†is intended¬†to be indicative of the skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • Pro-Health International is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate¬†on the basis of¬†race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women¬†are strongly encouraged¬†to apply.

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