International Medical Corps Job in Nigeria for a Nutrition Coordinator

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit
organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through
health care training and relief and development programs.
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Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian
organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through
health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in
underserved communities worldwide. 

International Medical Corps is recruiting to fill the job position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Ref No: 16-565
Location: Borno State
Department: Nutrition and Food Security
Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for leading the
    nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of
    the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International
    Medical Corps nutrition program activities in Nigeria.
  • The Coordinator must have the ability to organize and support
    all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the
    Ministry of Health, other international and national agencies, and
  • The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that
    the nutrition programs in the country are implemented in line with the
    ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor
  • Additionally, the Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with
    the Country Director and Emergency Program Coordinator to provide input
    into proposal development and country level strategies as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead on nutrition assessments and surveys in existing and in
    potential new areas for program expansion in North East Nigeria and feed
    assessments results into proposals
  • Coordinate nutrition and food security/ assistance programs
    implementation ensuring targets and indicators on all active projects
    are constantly monitored to avoid deviation
  • Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator and Country Director
    to identify existing project implementation gaps and actively identify
    and pursue new opportunities for nutrition and food security programming
    especially in Boko Haram affected areas in North East Nigeria
  • Assess the training needs of nutrition staff; develop a training
    program to meet these needs; conduct nutrition training for project
    nutrition staff and MOH counterparts implementing nutrition programs,
    focusing on all aspects of community-based management of acute
    malnutrition (CMAM), IYCF, food security, etc.
  • Actively participate and represent International Medical Corps
    in nutrition and food security sector coordination forums, discussions
    and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition and
    food security sector resource person, and display technical and
    organizational leadership in sectoral activities
  • Coordinate International Medical Corps’s nutrition and food
    security response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors
    including donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure
    consistency of programming.
  • Actively participate in development of emergency response
    proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that
    proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the
    nutrition sector. As appropriate, apply new developments in the
    nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
  • Establish and strengthen nutrition monitoring activities and
    train nutrition staff (IMC, MOH, and local NGO) in case detection and
    referral mechanisms
  • Conduct and train nutrition staff on surveys including SMART
    surveys, causal analysis, and other assessments of nutritional status of
    target groups.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition and food
    security programs conform to internationally accepted standards and
    country guidelines
  • Monitor program impact and ensure that program data is valid and relevant, and used to inform program development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of
    malnutrition and ensuring that the IMC project is addressing these
    underlying causes
  • Demonstrated understanding of multi-sectoral approach to
    malnutrition and ensuring that nutrition project beneficiaries are
    linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on
    the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as
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Program Finance, Logistics and Administration:

  • Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance
    monitoring in collaboration with HR, ensure that standards and protocols
    are adhered to
  • Review and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expenditures
  • Ensure equitable allocation of human, material and financial resources
  • Coordinate very closely with logistics in order to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies.
  • Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projects

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. Communicates
    these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to
    these values.
  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment
    opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard
    to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic
    origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


  • BS in Nutrition required with 8-10 years of field experience or
    Masters Degree required in Nutrition or other relevant field, 6-8 years
    of international experience in nutrition response, including experience
    in emergency response and recovery following natural disaster.
    Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation, and technical
    training and support.
  • Good knowledge of human resources management and experience in finance and logistic
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, able to effectively
    present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from
    senior managers and headquarters staff, counterparts, senior government
    leaders and donors
  • Must have excellent English written and oral communication
    skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments
    within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental
    organizations, and the private sector.
  • Capacity and willingness to live and work in remote and insecure
    areas (at least 50% of this position will be spent in Borno, North East
  • Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding
    of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring,
    data collection and evaluation.
  • Strong skills in technical proposal writing and donor reporting, designing and implementing nutrition programs
  • Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in
    dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international
    organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong supervisory and organization skills
  • Flexible and able to deal with stressful situations
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources in difficult settings
  • An up-to date understanding of nutrition, risk reduction, emergency response, and sustainable development concepts.
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and
    effective holistic nutrition programs including ensuring that the
    nutrition program is integrated with health, WASH, GBV and FS
    programming where appropriate.
  • Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors (ECHO, OFDA, FFP, etc…)
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