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Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose ICRC  exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and

strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.




About the Job

The Nutritionist contributes to the overall integration, implementation and management of the EcoSec nutrition activities. Under the supervision of the Nutrition Delegate and the EcoSec Delegate in charge, the Nutritionist analyses the nutrition and economic security situation, integrates nutrition in the needs assessments and planned EcoSec interventions. He/she implements the programme for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition for children aged less than five years old, pregnant and lactating women.

The position covers Galgadud and Hiran Regions.

This is a national/resident position based in Guriceel, Somalia

Duties and Responsibilities

Contributes to monitoring of the food security and nutrition situation In Galgadud and Hiran regions by highlighting and reporting on any rising food insecurity trends

Ensures optimal integration of standard nutrition and food consumption tools and indicators, including, yet not limited to identification of baseline data and SMART indicators, and assessing approach, making sure that the nutrition criteria are being properly followed

Ensures quality food consumption and nutrition analysis at the field level

Ensures that the nutrition component is well assessed by planning, designing the methodology, coordinating with other departments, conducting the actual assessment and preparing the analysis

Constantly monitors all EcoSec food and nutrition products stored in the field to ensure optimal conditions for quality preservation

Monitors all nutrition-sensitive activities, and tracks the integrated nutrition indicators to ensure that implementation is consistent with the planned activities in achieving the set objectives

Trains enumerators including Somalia Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff and volunteers on nutrition and food consumption tools

Ensures the good implementation of the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) at the mobile and static SRCS clinics where there is an Out-Patient Treatment Programme (OTP)

Ensures that Infant and Young Children Feeding (IYCF) and nutrition education session are implemented in the TSFP/OTP SCRC clinics and monitored

Offers technical support to SRCS staffs during the implementation of the Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) programme.

Ensures that the re order levels are maintained for all nutritional products in the region for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM)

Ensures that the SRCS staffs adhere to the Somali Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) protocol for the admission, treatment and discharge of MAM beneficiaries

Supports in the integration of nutrition within EcoSec department in the sectors of agriculture, livestock, cash and markets at field level

Prepares the EcoSec assessment reports on nutrition and food consumption

Reports on contextual aspects and all on going activities and submits statistical data on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor`s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing or equivalent qualification in a related field of study

At least 5 years work experience in a similar field of activity

Ability to design and implement SMART Nutrition Survey

Strong facilitation, presentation and report writing skills

Good knowledge of the political, social, economic and cultural environment of the region

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language

Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

We Offer

A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization

Training and development opportunities

A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 14th September 2020. Clearly indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to HYPERLINK “mailto:sok_hrrec_services@icrc.org” sokrecruitment@icrc.org.

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