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Nutrition SpecialistHelen Keller

DeltaNigeria
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job description - Nutrition Specialist

  • The Nutrition Specialist will provide technical expertise and guidance on nutrition interventions, including assessments, program design, and implementation.
  • The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of high-quality nutrition programs in line with established standards and protocols.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance on nutrition interventions, assessments, and program design. Conduct training and capacity-building activities for project staff and community health workers on nutrition-related topics.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of nutrition programs, ensuring compliance with national and international standards.
  • Develop and adapt nutrition-specific strategies and protocols based on evidence-based practices and guidelines.
  • Raise community awareness and consumption of diversified, nutrient dense, fortified and nutritionally adequate foods.
  • Improve nutritional status and intervention outcome through increasing production of diverse and safe foods, increased household food availability and gender sensitive interventions.
  • Coordinate capacity building and technical support for beneficiaries on nutrition-Specific and sensitive agriculture issues including dietary diversification and nutrient dense diets, food preparation and utilization; best practices; and energy and time saving technologies for women.
  • Work with the M&E officer to monitor beneficiary adoption of the new nutrition targeted agricultural practices and food consumption methodologies.
  • Promote food safety including appropriate methods of handling, preservation, processing, storage, and utilization of foods.
  • Establish linkages and facilitate collaboration across relevant sectors, agencies and public and private sector stakeholders working with the targeted communities.
  • Promote water and sanitation activities in the targeted communities.
  • Strengthen and promote community engagement processes in the project areas, particularly identifying project beneficiaries, assessing their needs, and addressing and resolving community issues.
  • Perform and document regular monitoring of all project activities in close coordination with the project team.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Required Qualifications / Competencies

  • Master's Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in nutrition program management, implementation, and technical support.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing evidence-based nutrition interventions.
  • Strong technical knowledge of nutrition and public health principles and practices.
  • Excellent training and capacity-building skills.
  • Analytical and critical thinking abilities with a focus on program quality and impact.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills In English Language, as well as the ability to report to and advise the State Coordinator on emerging issues.
  • Able to work on own initiative with a creative approach to problem-solving.
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