FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition
Location: Dikwa, Borno
Job Type: Full time
- Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance
- These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
- FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventions
- Position is responsible for quality nutrition services at community and facility levels including nutrition rehabilitation among admitted cases through treatment of clinical complications of severe acute malnutrition and prevention of further deterioration of the nutrition situation through provision of therapeutic feeds, routine and specialized medicines, health and nutrition counseling, and capacity building and technical support to the FHI360 and pediatric Unit in the management of complications associated with severe acute malnutrition
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support effective management of clinical and other ailments at Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) Management of severe acute malnutrition and prevention of further deterioration of the nutrition situation and provision of therapeutic food, routine drugs, health and nutrition education and capacity building and technical support in the management of severe acute malnutrition
- Plan and organize OTP at designated distribution sites in liaison with TO, Health & Nutrition services. Work closely with FHI 360 staffs to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the OTP and the program is well integrated into the health systems
- Work closely to ensure all children are screened correctly Ensure all criteria are respected and understood, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/Stabilization Center (SC)
- Ensure comprehensive health checks and treatment according to protocols. Ensure correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the program
- Timely identification of complications, non-responder, and referrals to the SC
- Review the forms completed by staff to ensure completion, accuracy and coherence
- Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics
- Debrief the TO, HNS on the amount and quality of the treatment supplies if it does not comply with specified quality standards
- Report on progress and any problems in a timely manner. Through liaison with the community health workers and mother-to-mother group facilitator, provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the programme, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems etc.
- Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines
- Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the OTP/SFP sites.
Support medicines administration in OTP:
- Follow and respect the TO HNS directives on current protocols specially drug administration i.e. for de-worming, malaria, polio and measles, and micronutrient mineral/ Vitamin A supplements targeting children and PLW
- Assist the activities linked to health and nutrition education. Participate in the follow-up of orders and consumption. Analyze the nutritional situation and debrief TO HNS.
- Compile the statistical data (admission, default, cured, absent, death) and draft a report on activities
Ensure effective management of complications related in the hospitalized cases:
- Effectively following the FHI 360 protocols for the medical care of the SAM cases with complications
- Work closely with FHI 360 and Pediatric staff to ensure all FHI 360 protocols are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the OTP
- Prepare plan of action for effective FHI 360 implementation in consultation with the FHI 360 Supervisor and Pediatrician. Ensure all criteria are respected and documented, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP.
- Ensure comprehensive health checks, checking Vitals, frequent medicines and feed administration and treatment according to the protocols
- Ensure timely therapeutic preparation, provision and monitoring
- Completing and updating the patient file to ensure a track of patient progress Ensure adequate availability of all medical and therapeutic feed supply and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistic
- Follow-up and provide feedback to the FHI 360 Supervisor on the amount and quality of the treatment supplies if it does not comply with specified quality standards
- Report on progress and any problems in a timely manner Ensure cases not meeting admission criteria return home or referred to the appropriate program as early as possible and counsel the family why their child is not admitted Through liaison with the community health worker and mother-to-mother support group facilitator mobilizers and nutrition volunteers, provide effective follow up of default case
- Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary. Follow-up and ensure good interaction with the beneficiaries.
- This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
- Inform TO HNS of any professional problems encountered.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing or closely related field with 1-3 years’ experience in CMAM/SC preferably in the NGO sector Must be a registered Nurse or Nutritionist Experience working with a humanitarian organization
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
- Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required
- Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
- Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
- Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
- Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Security Manager
Job Type: Full Time
- Working closely with the Nigeria Country Director and FHI360 Headquarters Global Security Department, the position holder will fill a leadership role over a growing security team in Nigeria.
- Through security networking, the conduct of risk assessments, security assessments, and the development and implementation of countrywide security and emergency plans, the Security Manager will support several hundred FHI360 employees in every state in Nigeria whose activities encompass both development and humanitarian work in multiple sectors.
- Conduct country/region Security Risk Assessments to determine risk levels for personnel and operations.
- Develop a set of procedures – annual Country Security and Emergency Action Plans – in line with FHI360 organizational policy which include minimum security guidelines and protocols for Nigeria.
- Support the operations and oversight of a Security Management Team and closely advise the Country Director and Headquarters Global Security on security situations in Nigeria.
- Supervise subordinate security staff to include (1) Regional Security Coordinator, (~3) Security Officers and up to (~30) Security Focal Points. Establish and sustain close working relationships with managers and fieldbased personnel to exchange security information and provide advice.
- Liaise closely with partner organization and subsidiary organizations’ security staff to provide insight, guidance, and support.
- Ensure the full implementation and enforcement of these security guidelines.
- Supervise the technical aspects of the award and supervision of the guard force contract to ensure service quality.
- Supervise conduct of office and residential security surveys; recommend appropriate measures for FHI360owned and managed property.
- Collect, collate and analyze security threat information.
- Provide timely situation assessments and recommendations for action during security incidents.
- Prepare daily and weekly security reports covering significant securityrelated incidents and provide analysis of how each event impacts the overall safety and security of personnel and operations.
- Prepare and deliver security briefings for movements throughout the region
- Prepare security reports to update personnel on major security developments and their potential impact on operations.
- Establish productive liaison with security departments at other INGOs, UN, diplomatic missions and vendor security information providers.
- Contribute security plans and costs to new project proposals, maintaining security involvement in all ongoing and prospective FHI360 operations in Nigeria.
- Collect and coordinate security information, conduct operationallevel analysis, and disseminate information and guidance via redundant communication channels to key recipients.
- Organize security, firstaid, fire, HEAT, and other emergency trainings and drills as well as security briefings for incoming staff and consultants. Ensure staff readiness, resilience, and adherence to security policy.
- Strong customer service focus and ability to build and maintain trusting client relationships in a multicultural environment.
- Work productively in a small team environment as well as individually.
- Demonstrated knowledge of security analysis and risk assessments or physical security or security operations and planning.
- Fluent English speaker with superior spoken and written communications; candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences
- Comfortable in operating in a high stress environment requiring short deadlines and be able to provide reasoned and immediate advice and assistance during emergencies with little or no supervision.
- Availability to work on emergency situations during offhours; if necessary, for an extended period of time.
- Willing to undertake up to 40% domestic and regional travel.
- Some knowledge of local Nigerian languages/dialects.
- Bachelor’s Degree or International equivalent in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Security Administration or Related Field.
- Typically requires 8+ years of security experience in corporate or government organizations or military asset protection programs.
- Demonstrated experience with implementing security strategies, policies, procedures and standards.
- Demonstrated experience with risk management and contract and vendor negotiations.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
- Prior work in a nongovernmental organization (NGO)
- At least five years’ INGO/Humanitarian security experience, preferably with a large (200+) operation, directly related to West Africa.
- Extensive leadership, training, and supervisory experience
- Field work in “extremerisk” zones.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 550 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Note: This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.