ECONOMIC SECURITY NUTRITIONIST – GURICEEL
- Job category: Nutrition Specialist
- Post date:2 Sep 2020
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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.
ECONOMIC SECURITY NUTRITIONIST
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
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:email@example.com” firstname.lastname@example.org.
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