Nutrition Officer

Qatar Charity

Position: Nutrition Officer

Duty station: Mogadishu

Duration: 12 Months

About Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity (QC) is a leading Gulf-origin non-governmental organization dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programs to fight global poverty by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, race, gender, or political beliefs. Qatar Charity enables people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives while also empowering them to become self-sufficient through practical knowledge, focused expertise, and innovative solutions. QC has been maintaining an active presence in Somali since 2007 through its field office in Mogadishu. It has a portfolio of programs focusing on both humanitarian and development sectors.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Qatar Charity Somalia is seeking a qualified and highly motivated person who can lead a nutrition project staff in Somalia under the direction of the health coordinator, and the officer will closely work with the nutrition staff in project sites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate QC health and nutrition program development process and give guidance on nutrition sub-sector plans and strategies.
  • Lead nutrition teams working in different sites and work to develop conducive working environment for all staff.
  • Ensure OTP cards and register books are being properly filled in and IMAM guideline is being used to treat children
  • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines, including the cluster weekly updates and monthly reports.
  • Provide regular feedback on the on-nutrition activities of the project to the QC health coordinator
  • Provide supervision of MCH staff using the MCH supervision checklist
  • Ensure nutrition guidelines are maintained in all MCH/OPD clinics and outreach stations
  • Provide regular and routine on-the-job mentorship to health workers staff in QC health clinics and ensure compliance with MOH policies and protocols in the delivery of nutrition services
  • Contribute to data collection, nutrition surveys, and monitoring of beneficiary trends.
  • Participate in Nutrition cluster meetings and other coordination forums
  • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of project impact /interventions
  • Contribute the development of local policies that support improved food and nutrition habits for infants, young children, youth, and women.
  • Ensure and maintain information flow between the health centers and the line management.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and level of responsibility.

Qualification and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, or equivalent fields in Nurse or Public health.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the same role is required.
  • Knowledge of proper handling techniques and disposal policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to calm anxious patients.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and good handwriting skills.

Competencies:

  • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of project impact /interventions
  • Coordination and liaising skills, community mobilization skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills (English, and Arabic)
  • Proficiency in computers.
  • Excellent knowledge of nutritional related issues.
  • Independence and imitative person.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to cooperate with others and work in a participatory manner to achieve established goals.

How to apply

For the interested candidates please send your CV with Job references and cover letter in one PDF document to [email protected], and make sure to write “Application for Nutrition Officer” in your email title.