Helen Keller International Nigeria: Program Officer – Nutrition

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19 Jun, 2012

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NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Established in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 22 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States.

HKI Nigeria implements a bi-annual campaign on vitamin A supplementation and other nutrition activities in 10 states of the federation.

Job Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Program Manager Nutrition/Fortification, the Program Officer implements, monitors and evaluate HKI Nigeria’s nutrition programs and projects in accordance with national protocols and policies.

Technical Capacity
 Liaise with the nutrition unit of the State Ministry of Health to develop annual nutrition strategic plans
 Provide technical assistance to and support implementation of nationwide bi-annual VAS through Child Health Days/Weeks and integration of VAS into routine care
 Implement and monitor programs to support scaling up of infant and young child nutrition at state and local government levels.
 Maintain regular communication with other state nutrition program partners
 Facilitate program planning and review meetings on vitamin A supplementation
 Collaborate with partners to develop IEC strategies and tools to support nutrition programs
 Actively participate in key relevant national and state level nutrition technical forums
 Work closely with State Nutrition Officers to strengthen technical reporting in accordance with defined reporting schedule and program indicators.
 Track program progress using mutually agreed indicators, targets, and recommend remedial action to keep programs on course.
 Contribute to and support the maintenance of an updated data base of COPs, technical and program reports including site visits, monthly reports, quarterly and annual reports
 Participate in research to increase VAS coverage and other nutrition interventions
 Support the capacity building of nutrition program officers on relevant nutrition interventions
Competencies Required:
 Demonstrates technical knowledge pertaining to job requirement
 Able to work under pressure minimal supervision and able to meet up deadlines.
 Ability to use computer software such as Microsoft office, internet
 Must possess good interpersonal skills and a good team player.
 Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentially

How to apply
All applicants should submit electronically
1. A curriculum vitae
2. A covering letter (application letter)
To [email protected] by close of business of the deadline stated above. Applications received after 5pm on the day will not be considered.

Minimum Qualification: MBA/MPH
Application Deadline: 20/06/2012

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