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Job Title: Local Government Area (LGA) Technical Advisor

Company: Action Against Hunger

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Yobe, Nigeria

Job Field: Medical / Health / Safety

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

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Job Description:

To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in management, delivery, and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks).

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Summary of Key Objectives:

-    Support the assigned local government area (LGA) in Nutrition program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

-    Support and coordinate micronutrient supplementation and MNCH Weeks

-    Provide coordination and support to health office of LGA

-    Strengthen technical and advocacy capacity at LGA level

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Qualifications & Essential Skills:

-    Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition ; graduate degree in a similar field a plus

-    Health / Public Health / Nutrition / diploma or equivalent

-    Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally IYCF, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation

-    Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff

-    Proven experience and ability in report writing

-    Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers

-    Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions

-    Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment

-    Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aims, values and principles

-    Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa

-    Computer literacy and ability to work as part of a team

-    Facilitation and interpersonal skills

-    Analytical and problem solving skills

-    Ability to work under pressure of strict deadlines

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Preferred:

-    Experience in the setup of a IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context

-    Experience working with partners, including the government

-    Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behavior change

-    Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches.

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