A Reputed National NGO

Project: Suchana

Position: Senior Nutrition Officer (Sr.NO)

No. of Vacancies:  1

Joining Date: 1 October 2018

Suchana: Ending the Cycle of Malnutrition in Bangladesh project is led by Save the Children with the support of DFID and the EU. The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate the activities of Nutrition Officers besides performing regular tasks of nutrition in the designated upazila. The position will work under guidance of CNRS’s IP-PC at district level. S/he will be responsible to coordinate with Upazila and Union Coordinators to implement the core set of nutrition interventions of Suchana. S/he will work with Upazila team, draw the plan for quality monitoring, supportive supervision to SCMs/FFs, conduct capacity building and skills on nutrition specific activities, and on the job training of MOH&FW frontline staffs following GoB partnership with Suchana. S/he will liaise with MOH&FW Upazila personnel to conduct supervisory visits to observe the delivery of National Nutrition Service (NNS) package from the community clinics, outreach sites, UH&FWCs. S/he will coordinate with MOH&FW to ensure supply/replacement of equipment/logistics and timely submission of nutrition report for the selected upazila. S/he will coordinate with MOH&FW Upazila Health and Family Planning Managers, 1st line Supervisors (Health Inspector, Assistant Health Inspector and Family Planning Inspector. In addition, S/he will follow-up SAM and MAM cases at UHC/hospital and at the field.

Brief Job Description / Responsibility

  • Coordinate the overall activities performed by Nutrition Officers at upazila levels through comprehensive planning.
  • Facilitate adult learning and training following design and developing training modules, preparing training curriculum in health & nutrition, facilitating training courses.
  • Provide on the job training (OJT) through close supervision of nutrition specific interventions (like Courtyard session, GMP session, HH visit) by SCMs/FFs through frequent field visits and use of checklists as part of the structured supervision framework 
  • Monitor nutrition-specific activities using structured checklist, ensure use of IEC materials by FF/SCMs, and share findings during monthly meeting of SCMs/FFs and Upazila level.
  • Ensure nutrition equipment/logistics/supplies are available with SCMs and in CCs, and are properly utilized
  • Monitor progress on SAM and MAM follow-up according to guideline
  • Coordinate with MOH&FW at District/upazila to participate in the monthly meeting to share plan and results on NNS service package, supply chain of nutrition logistics and supervision plan 
  • Facilitate joint monitoring visits along with MOH&FW to the Community Clinics, UH&FWCs and community outreach centres to provide support for the delivery of NNS service package from the primary tiers of service delivery points.
  • Organize Supportive Supervision visits from 1st line supervisors as a follow up on CBT training in unions and upazila
  • Visit UHC’s SAM unit and work closely to ensure adherence and compliance of national SAM guideline and management of SAM cases in facility and inpatient reporting.
  • Any other task as assigned.

Job Nature:  Full-time 

Educational Requirements
Masters in Nutrition. Alternatively, any relevant discipline of nutrition related subject from recognized institution/Social Sciences. Candidates with academic background with Nutrition, Applied Nutrition will be considered with higher priority.

Experience Requirements
Minimum 5 years’ working experiences in the implementation on maternal, child, adolescent nutrition, WASH related programs at field. Experience in designing training plan and conduction of sessions following adult learning approach.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Knowledge on public health and nutrition programming particularly SBCC and Maternal Infant Young Child Nutrition.
  • Good communication, Facilitation and motivational skill.
  • Understanding of local cultural languages.
  • Abilities to undertake extensive travel to village level 
  • Effective computer literacy
  • Having problem solving and prompt decision making capacity.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Having non-discriminatory and gender sensitive perception
  • Willingness and ability to drive motorcycle in the field as and when required; Valid driving license is an added advantage

Salary Range:  BDT 65,000/month.

Job Location:  Moulvibazar District.

Apply Instruction

Applicants should apply to HR Manager at hiring.nngo@gmail.com  referencing “Senior Nutrition Officer” in the subject line by 18th September, 2018. Applicants should submit a current resume and cover letter stating his/her competency for the position; otherwise the application may not be considered for further processing. Applicants must enclose his/her Photograph with CV. Women are encouraged to apply. We would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet aforesaid requisite criteria, and are short listed will be contacted.