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VAC-9474 LGA Facilitator


  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Gombe
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2023-03-27

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

The LGA Facilitator will provide that essential link between the section & the LGA of implementation, serving to coordinate & supervise nutrition activities at the LGA level. S / He/ will be responsible for supervising the day to day implementation of nutrition activities across our client supported implementation sites. S / He will also supervise the daily operations of the Ward Nutrition Supervisors, with a specific focus on ensuring quality implementation & data reporting. With limited travel to implementation sites by our clients staff, LGA Facilitators’ presence in the field provides a much needed means for program monitoring to ensure maintenance of the quality of implementation according to national & international protocols as well as an independent layer of accountability.

Role objectives
  • With the support of the Nutrition Specialist, organize & implement training of selected number of beneficiaries on planning & primary production of orange flesh sweet potato demonstrating good agriculture practices & marketing.

  • Assemble training modules & learning materials to be used for the training.

  • Come up with clear training plan, methodology, expectations & outcomes to demonstrate what beneficiaries will be trained on & how they will be trained & what can be achieved at the end of the program.

  • Deliver training across selected communities in the state. Support beneficiaries with the required skills to be able to step down the training within their communities to enhance their knowledge of orange fleshed sweet potato as a source of Vitamin A.

  • Provide coaching & mentoring services to the gardens for a determined number of days & gardens to be agreed upon.

  • Ensure quality of IYCF counselling sessions provided at individual level & group sessions.

  • With support from the State Nutrition Officer, ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in communities.

  • Promote increasing awareness of appropriate nutrition behaviours in communities by ensuring behaviour change materials are visible in supported communities & health facilities.

  • Ensure quality & timely reporting on all areas of implementation.

  • Support the development of case studies & success stories from program implementation.

  • Work with non governmental organizations & community based organizations to disseminate technologies on legumes processing & utilization of different location specific crops.

  • Ensure adequate stock of key commodities (RUTF, SQ LNS) are available within the LGA & at health facilities.

  • Monitor the distribution and utilization of nutrition commodities & provide reports on suspected misuse to supervisor.

  • Participate in meetings at LGA & state level as required.

  • Supervise the Ward Nutrition Supervisors & provide regular updates on the functioning of the community structures to the supervisor, including compiling & validation of data from nutrition implementing sites.

  • Ensure appropriate supply chain management at LGA & health facility levels including timely requisition of nutrition supplies, storage in conducive conditions & report of inappropriate storage conditions or any other form of supply mismanagement to supervisor.

  • Coordinate the activity of support group leaders.

  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor that are in line with the general job description.

Project reporting
  • Provide bi weekly & monthly reports on the numbers of children receiving nutrition services & other key nutrition indicators as required.

  • Provide bi weekly updates on the functioning of the community nutrition volunteers & ward nutrition supervisors.

  • Provide bi weekly updates on the delivery of nutrition services at the facility level.

  • Provide bi weekly updates on the status of nutrition supplies at the facility & LGA level.

Key competencies
  • BSc / HND in Nutrition, Microbiology, Food Science or any other related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience incommunity engagement, crop production, carrying out facilitation of women groups & micro gardening or related role in a well structured organization.

  • Fluency in English & Hausa is compulsory.

  • Have an excellent understanding of issues related to agriculture relevant in northern Nigeria.

  • Have excellent understanding of issues related to food & nutrition in the Gombe state.

  • Have experience working with communities to improve homestead farm.

  • Management especially in the cultivation of orange fleshed sweet potato.

  • Have ability to work under minimal supervision & with tight deadlines.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to work in a team oriented multicultural environment.

  • Have ability to deliver accurate & timely reports.

  • Have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) skills.

  • Good verbal & communication skills.

  • Working with people.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Team management

This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information

Qualified female candidates are encouarged to apply for this role.

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