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Nutrition Program Assistant at International Medical Corps

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. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International 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 under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Nutrition Program Assistant

Location: Damboa
Employment Type: Full-time
Position: Nigerian nationals only
Career Category: Program/Project Management
Organization: International Medical Corps

Job Summary

  • The selected candidate (s) will be responsible for the overall implementation of the nutrition BSFP program and IYCF components in collaboration with other CMAM nutrition partners and integration with other programs/ sectors.
  • S/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize nutrition activities at designated BSFP sites in liaison with the nutrition officer and other program staff.
  • Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Mother Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
  • Work closely with care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to BSFP sites.
  • Take lead on the BSFP services at the distribution sites including verification, validation and registration of beneficiaries.
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children and women are screened correctly.
  • Ensure all eligibility criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the BSFP.
  • Through liaison with the community, volunteers provide effective follow up of all beneficiaries: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children and children with social problems... etc.
  • Provide key WASH, health and nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocols and guidelines including messages on food ratio, distribution days, beneficiary rights etc during sensitization sessions.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the BSFP sites.
  • Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries and community leaders properly.
  • Represent the organization at LGA or camp coordination meetings involving nutrition actors.
  • Encourage caregivers to access health facilities and have all children in BSFP are immunized according to the national protocols.
  • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the BSFP registers.
  • Generate daily distribution reports including the screening and stock reports against distribution lists.
  • Ensure adequate availability of all food commodities and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics and warehouse staff.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in health-related course from a recognized accredited higher institution.
  • Over two (2) years experience in CMAM and IYCF programs
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption letter
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Hausa and Kanuri
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.
  • Valid and current practising license.
  • Excellent report-writing skills is an advantage

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

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.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, addressed to the "Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via email to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the mail.


  • Candidates must state the position and location they are applying for as the Subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted


Application Deadline  2nd July, 2021.

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