The Nutrition and Child Health Expert will provide the overall nutrition technical leadership, and technical guidance to master trainers, supervisors and trainers/mentors for successful implementation at PHC/CMAM sites.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Participates in the Master TOT at the national level and co-leads the grantee’s Training of Trainers’ execution at the State level.
- Ensures implementation of outpatient treatment interventions for children identified as acutely malnourished using an integrated package of child health services, including a food-based approach and CMAM which focuses on building capacity of providers to counseling and teaching caregivers to use locally available foods to rehabilitate moderately malnourished children (and even severe acute malnutrition with no underlying complications) in the outpatient setting, and to use RUTF where available for SAM cases. This also includes ensuring that all children receive routine immunization, treatment of uncomplicated childhood illness, and referral to hospitals for complicated cases.
- Ensures that all children graduating/recovering from the SAM to MAM are counseled in food-based approaches to prevent relapse and further the rehabilitation to normal nutritional status.
- Provides key expertise on nutrition mentoring, training and quality assurance to all trainers/mentors.
- Responsible for meeting all IHP agreement obligations, including documentation and quality report.
- Overall oversight of technical aspects of the program.
- Develops and coordinates training schedules and ensures availability of qualified trainers.
- Responsible for producing technical deliverables and achieving technical project results as specified by the grant agreement with Palladium.
- S/he oversees technical planning and implementation of the approved workplan.
- Provides on the job mentoring and supportive supervision of trainers and supervisors.
- Supervises the onsite capacity building of health workers.
- Provides technical direction for data collection and tracking all enrolled nutrition cases using the nutrition tracker. This includes tracking weight for height, mid-upper arm circumference and minimum acceptable diet including: dietary diversity and minimum meal frequency.
- Responsible for reports and ensures results for project activities.
- Communicates with IHP.
- Individual in a leadership role in the organization.
- Nutritionist, and/or Child Health expert, with an MPH, MBBS, Medical, Nursing, or other relevant master’s degree.
- Minimum of 5 years of institutional work experience and expertise on nutrition, child health and related activities.
- Must have demonstrable competency in facilitating nutrition screening and counseling, child health mentoring in the clinical setting, and experience leading participatory training sessions.
- Advanced experience in competency-based skill building training for health workers.
- Experience managing a USAID-funded project/sub-project is highly desirable.
- Experience using M&E software such as Excel, DHIS2, and other open-source platforms.
- Experience in data analysis and report writing.
- Excellent English writing skills.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email with their daily consultancy rate in Naira contained in the body of the mail.