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Community Nutrition Mobilizer at International Medical Corps

Community Nutrition Mobilizer at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwideJob Summary

The selected candidate(s) will support the implementation of the community mobilization
and nutrition activities in the community in accordance with IMC nutrition activities under the Integrated Nutrition Program (INP) cash-based transfer, a response for Pregnant and Lactating women in Biu, Bayo and Kwaya-kusar LGAs in Southern Borno. They will be responsible for mobilization, community engagement, nutrition education sessions, supporting active case findings and strengthening referrals.

Responsibilities Implementation of Programs Activities:

Lead in regular community /partner sensitization or mobilization activities geared towards creating awareness on the IMC INP program activities among the community members and other stakeholders.
Support the design and development of nutrition component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, and all nutrition demonstration and community mobilization activities
Support formation of new Mother Support Groups and organize meetings for already existing Mother Support Group meetings to strengthen them and ensure that IYCF messages are passed.
Work closely with the program team to ensure all aspects of nutrition are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place from the community to health facilities and from cash out sites to OTPs and Stabilization Centers when required.
Work closely with other partners implementing BSFP, OTP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at facility and distribution sites level
Work closely with the teams to ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including registration and enrolment of PLWs for INP cash for nutrition respectively.
Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
Through liaison with the Team Leaders and Line Manager, provide effective follow up strategy of all cases particularly tracing of children and PLW who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems… etc.
Provide key nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines by initiating community dialogue and solution finding initiatives made to improve uptake and utilization of program and health services.
Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the project and related intervention procedure
Participate in capacity-building and demonstration activities with project staff and Cooperating Partner Agencies /WFP.
Take lead in conducting beneficiary sensitization on- cash entitlement, cash out days, distribution points, beneficiary rights and eligibility etc
Maintain open line of communication with the beneficiaries to obtain feedback, complaints and work with the team to maintain a log of the feedback/ complaints and come up with corrective actions.
Disseminate nutrition related findings from PDM reports.
Take lead in the MUAC screenings at Mother Support Group meetings and during active case findings in the community.
Ensure proper referral of cases between the INP CBT and other components of CMAM.
Represent International Medical Corps at any relevant community related/ liaison fora
Actively participate in nutrition surveys done at the Community level (KAP, SMART, Causal Analysis, Barriers, Coverage).

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors:

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Health, Public Health, Community Development, Social Works related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in Nutrition program interventions. Experience in northeast Nigeria is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

Experience in community mobilization and sensitization as well as Community-based Management of acute Malnutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding programming in an emergency setting.
Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly
Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and report writing
Good human relations and diplomacy
Strong leadership, coordination, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
Capacity to work under stressful situations.
Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments.
Good field work skills with good understanding of organization’s project area.
Ability to command crowds of people and in good relationship with the local community leadership and community members.
Excellent public speaking skills.
Result oriented.
Good knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage

How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to the “Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” via: Note

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Source: My Job Mag

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