Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Galkacyo, Somalia
International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Health and Nutrition Officer.
The IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation. It responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Responsibilities
  • Conduct technical support visits to the health facilities and outreach health and nutrition sites, to ensure that maternal and child health/nutrition services are being provided according to national standards and protocols
  • Ensure the implementation of a quality health and nutrition programme in the target health facilities and outreach sites in accordance with acceptable national and international standards
  • Provide capacity building and on-the-job training to health and nutrition staff in the health facilities and in the outreach sites and ensure the Somalia standard treatment guidelines and protocols are adhered to
  • Collect and analyse health and nutrition-related data from all the health facilities and the outreach sites
  • Work in close collaboration with the MoH regional and district focal points and ensure HMIS reports are submitted accurately and timely by all health facilities using the DHIS tool
  • Conduct supportive supervision to ensure programme quality, accurate health and nutrition data reporting and appropriate use of medical drugs and nutrition supplies
  • Compile and submit quality programme reports as per the timeline
  • Participate and represent IRC in health forums
  • Ensure proper documentation of achievements, lessons learnt, and best practices throughout the programme implementation
  • Support the development of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation plans
  • In collaboration with the senior health and nutrition manager, ensure adequate supply of essential drugs, diagnostics and other consumables to the supported health facilities
  • Provide periodic inventories
  • Support in management of facility store
  • Provide regular supervision and technical support to health facility staff including participation in monitoring and impact analysis of the project
  • Supervise the implementation of all feeding programme
  • Monitor and review nutrition supplies and movement of equipment
  • Monitor the situation and provide feedback to the senior nutrition officer
  • Ensure all OTP/TSFP team members are familiar with their posts
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are measured correctly
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams

Requirements

  • University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or a related technical field
  • Similar experience in nutrition and public health fields
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station
  • Fluency in English
  • Good knowledge of computer management and applications
  • Knowledge of SMART, SQUEAC and other nutrition surveillance methods will be an added advantage
  • Proven analytical, communication/negotiation skills and ability to think strategically

To apply and for more information, click here.

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