The Nutrition Officer will be directly responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the nutrition programming which includes.
Integrated outreach models i.e., IMAM done by running of selective feeding program, blanket supplementary feeding programs, nutrition surveillance & assessments including. Mass MUAC screenings promotion of mother infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) through the community health volunteers. He/she will be responsible for managing emergency nutrition responses at IRC supported facilities This position is based within the IRC’s health services in Arraqa and reports to the Sr. Nutrition Officer.
-Implement the emergency nutrition response including treatment of severely malnourished under-fives while following the stipulated protocol.
-Implement and supervise the supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives, pregnant/lactating mothers, individuals with medical conditions (HIV/AIDS and TB).
-Ensure the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) activities are implemented successfully.
-Implement comprehensive maternal infant and young child nutrition program (MIYCN) Baby Friendly Community initiative (BFCI) approaches.
-Train and mentor the emergency response program staff and the integrated community health promoters through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
-Plan and conduct trainings on Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP), IMAM and MIYCN to other mainstream health professionals.
-Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
-Offer nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
-Plan and conduct mass MUAC screening of the under-fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health volunteers
-Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented, as well prepare food requisitions.
-Lease with Supply Chain Department in logistical Program Supplies procurement and Monitoring Supply control.
-Stock monitoring of various commodities
-Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.