Position: Nutrition Officer
Location: Aden with Regular field visits to Abyan, Lahj, and Aldhalea’a
Reports to: Health and Nutrition Specialist
Duration: Till September 30, 2021, renewable based on fund availability & performance
ABOUT ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an independent, humanitarian agency established for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief. ADRA Yemen pursue a mission of changing the world by uplifting one life at a time. ADRA International serves 142 countries and was present in Yemen since 1995. It has more than 1200 aid workers serving in Yemen making it one of the biggest ADRA operations in the world. Its programs are supported by USAID, OFDA, The Japan Platform, DANIDA, German Foreign Office, German Humanitarian Aid, Sida, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO, WFP and DFID. It has presence in 14 Governorates in Yemen responding to all areas of humanitarian sectors. ADRA Yemen is undertaking programs in Yemen in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The Nutrition Officer is responsible to Oversee implementation of project activities in nutrition(CMAM). She/he will be involved in training, supervising and assisting nutrition field staff to ensure the best possible nutrition services are delivered to children U5. She/he will work in constant collaboration with ADRA Health and Nutrition Specialist, District and Governorate Ministry of health staff, the DHO, other local authorities and community members in order to share nutrition issues so as to improve/promote the nutrition of the vulnerable groups from the targeted communities.
The “Nutrition Officer” will be responsible but not limited to:
- Work closely with the team to ensure all children in the nutrition program receive care and treatment in accordance with MoPHP Guidelines, including being weighed, measured, registered and referred correctly and receive food/treatment according to the national protocol.
- Monitor ,plan and guide the activities of the nutrition group and working demonstration under the supervision of the Health and Nutrition specialist.
- Monitor and evaluate the validation of CHVs Program, by visiting families, interact with mother’s group , community committees and stakeholders.
- Participate and monitor the district’s level planning by coordinating meetings and receive reports in timely manner.
- Supervise nutrition activities in the supported communities offering OTP, SFP and awareness-raising activities particularly on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and hygiene practices.
- Provide supportive supervision visits for OTP and TSFP activities with coordination with MOPHP.
- Support regular community based identification of malnutrition cases through screening for children 6-59 months, pregnant and lactating women and referral to nearest mobile clinics, and follow-up on defaulters.
- Ensure proper registration and admission/discharge of TSFP patients including ongoing monitoring on patients
- In collaboration with MoPHP, organize trainings for community based workers, mobile teams and to provide on the job support for both OTP and TSFP activities.
- Assist the community outreach volunteers in conducting nutrition, health, and hygiene activities in both health facility and community settings, for various target groups.
- Coordinate all logistics requirements with the logistic team including food dispatch, distribution plan and storage.
- Prepare weekly, biweekly and monthly progress reports and statistic reports for submission to the Health and Nutrition Specialist.
- Train and support the nutrition team in managing paper work (food tracking documents, ration cards and registration books)
- Report any problems in a timely manner to the Health and Nutrition Specialist.
- Ensure timely reporting of activities (narrative and data) in accordance with set deadlines.
- Collect reporting/data inputs from mobile teams and community outreach volunteers and compile results weekly
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Direct Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor Degree in Nutrition, Medicine, public health, or Bachelor Degree in Nursing plus Diploma in Public Health, Nutrition, Midwifery with experience in maternal and Newborn
- Demonstrated experience in health/nutrition programming with at least 3 years of experience.
- Good understanding of the MISP framework in Yemen.
- Clear understanding of the intersection between health, nutrition, child protection, education, WASH and food security.
- Experience and commitment to capacity building of staff.
- Experience of working collaboratively with local and national government.
- Very Good in English and Arabic.
- Report writing skills in English.
- Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)
- Willingness/ability to travel to field locations Including challenging environments.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:
- Integrity and transparency
- Communicating openly, clearly, timely and appropriately.
- Excellence in all activities