PROJECT DIRECTOR, NUTRITION SPECIALIST IN A REPUTABLE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

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VACANCIES: PROJECT DIRECTOR, NUTRITION SPECIALIST

A reputable non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill critical positions necessary for their programme implementation. The organization works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria. USAID, Global Fund as well as the British government to fight AIDS, Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to assume some vacant positions.

POSITION TITLE: PROJECT DIRECTOR

STATE LOCATIONS: ABIA, AKWA IBOM, GOMBE, KADUNA, KANO, KATSINA, KOGI, KWARA, NASARAWA, NIGER, OYO AND PLATEAU.

Application email directorofproject@gmail.com

JOB TASK:

The successful person will be responsible for the technical content of the service delivery aimed at increasing utilization of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women. S/He will provide technical expertise in high-impact malnutrition services in the State and provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire program. The Project Director must be highly analytical who ensures an integrated vision for the program and must be able to organize work effectively. S/He will be responsible for annualizing work plans for community-sensitive service delivery of basic package of nutrition services (BPNS) targeting the most vulnerable (poor, adolescent and lactating mothers and their children). S/He will produce performance reports detailing quantitative achievement of targets for each service under BPNS in the reporting formats prescribed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES:

  • Must possess a Master’s degree in relevant discipline (Nutrition, Medicine, sociology etc.).
  • Mint have at least minimum of ten (10) years post qualification experience managing development projects in Nigeria, with a strong focus on field implementation.
  • Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change would be an asset.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Must possess good relationship management/advocacy skills.
  • Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

POSITION TITLE: NUTRITION SPECIALIST

STATE LOCATION: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Gome, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo and Plateau.

Application email: specnutritionist@gmail.com

JOB TASK:

The successful person will report to the Project Director and will be responsible for coordinating the service delivery that is aimed at increasing assess to and utilization of knowledge for improved behaviour related to infant and young child feeding, notably early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding of children 6-23 months of age. S/He will be responsible for deployment of the proposed innovations to comply with the technical and operational standards and ensure regular documentation and reporting on the progress of the innovation. The Nutrition Specialist will participate in periodic quality testing of nutrition related products, supplies and pharmaceuticals undertaken by NAFDAC or independent parties.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess a Master’s degree in relevant discipline (Nutrition/Public Health)
  • Mint have at least minimum of eight (8) years post Master’s experience managing development projects in Nigeria, with a strong focus on field implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience of working on nutrition related issues with multi-sectoral teams in developing nations
  • Familiarity with analytical took and ability to translate theoretical concepts into practical approaches for operational work.
  • Knowledge of other Nigerian languages will be an asset.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Must possess good relationship management’ advocacy skills.
  • Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

MODE OF APPLICATION:

Qualified applicants should plane send their applications to the dedicated email address specified for each of the position. Applicants will be required to attach a CV with a Suitability Statement that states how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and indicating the STATE they are applying for. The subject of the email should bear the name of the position and the location (State).

This advert closes one (1) week from date of this publication (22 January, 2020). Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.