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[Job Vacancy] Nutrition Assistant at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)

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Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in Northeast Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its program principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Locations: Rabah and Goronyo – BornoEmployment Type: ContractContract Duration: 5 MonthsExpected Resumption Date: January 2023Number of Openings: 2 Openings

Program Objective

The Humanitarian Cash Transfer in Rabah and Goronyo LGA, Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria Project is tailored to potentially enable eligible households improve the nutritional status of children affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Rabah and Goronyo LGA.
Strengthening financial security of vulnerable households through cash transfers and associated monitoring mechanisms have the potential to improve dietary diversity, increase recovery from SAM, improve access to integrated health and nutrition services, hygiene, and income generation.

Job Summary

The Nutrition Assistant will be directly responsible for the day-to-day field implementation activities of the emergency nutrition programming through cash transfer programming CTP for the management of SAM without complications under the community management of acute malnutrition CMAM.
He/she will be responsible for managing emergency nutrition responses, working with CNMs.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Facilitate the delivery of the nutrition activities at the field level and provide technical support to HWs and CNMs
Ensure beneficiaries are data are captured for CTP.
Conduct post distribution monitoring PDM via house hold visit.
Ensure SAM cases are registered also beneficiaries with disabilities are registered.
Ensure total number of Households with beneficiary SAM children aged 6-59 months are registeredsegregated by sex, disability status.
Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
Provide key health and nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines.
Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission.
Follow-up and ensure CNMs interact with the beneficiaries properly.
Provide a daily and weekly CMAM report to the nutrition officer.
Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.
Ensure proper MUAC screening data of beneficiaries are recorded and documented.
Training of Community Nutrition Mobilisers (CNMs) training on how to conduct MUAC screening, counsel caregivers and conduct follow-up monitoring visits to beneficiary households.
Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
Work closely with care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to health facilities.
Work closely with CNMs to ensure all children are screened correctly.
Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply UNICEF Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field, including sensitizing Field Staffs and vendors/agents on such principles.

Position Requirements

The Nutrition Assistant WILL be based in Sokoto.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health or other relevant field.
1 – 2 years’ work experience in implementing CMAM, IYCF, and other community-based nutrition activities. Experience in MAM treatment using Tom Brown approach is desirable.
Have excellent team, project management and representation competencies.
Ability to speak local languages in will be an added advantage.
Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.eCBT, WASH, Nutrition) preferably.
Be committed to Action the AHSF’s mission, values, and policies.
Master’s degree in relevant fields; Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health will be an added advantage
Be proficient in the use of computer applications (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).



How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 20th December, 2022.


AHSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer AHSF considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply
The AHSF and AHSF workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in AHSF – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Transparency, Accountability, Partnership, Integrity, Team work (TAPIT). In accordance with these values, the AHSF operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Inclusivity Statement:

Albarka Health Spring Foundationis an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.
As part of their adherence to the values of AHSFV, all AHSF Intern and Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other state