Action Against hunger
Nutrition Assistant-Temporary Position
Action Against hunger
Posted date 27th March, 2024 Last date to apply 5th April, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Sukkur
Category Development Sector
Salary 124,046
Type Contractual Positions 2
Experience 2 years
Status Closed

Relevant Experience:

Bachelor degree or Diploma in Nutrition/Nursing/Dispensary/LHV/Midwife/CMW with 1-2 Year working experience in NGO / INGO in relevant position and program (i.e., CMAM & IYCF). Excellent spoken and written local language /Urdu and English language skills.Previous experience working in clinical setting/CMAM is an asset

Candidates will be preferred who belong to ACF-intervention areas/UCs district.

Job Description

Action Against Hunger is seeking a Nutrition Assistant for an emergency Nutrition specific project in target Districts to respond effectively to malnutrition in the district. The position of Nutrition Assistant will be responsible for Case management of SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition) children at OTP, to ensure quality services of CMAM/OTP implementation in the district

Mission 1: Ensure effective management of clinical and other ailments at Outpatient Therapeutic Program:

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for:

  • Plan and organize OTP/CMAM activities at designated sites in liaison with Nutrition officer.
  • Work closely with DOH Health staffs to ensure all aspects of the program understood and appropriate referrals take place to and from the CMAM outreach and well integrated into the Primary Health Care and CMAMI approach.
  • Assess, enroll the SAM children following the admission criteria and follow up enroll children as per schedule.
  • Ensure all criteria are ensured and implemented by health facility staff (MO/FMO/LHV) and outreach staff such as CHWs/LHWs, including; admission, discharge and transfer to and from the community or other source.
  • Ensure correct clinical diagnosis at the time anthropometric assessment and ensure that the SAM patient receives appropriate treatment and enrollment based OTP admission criteria.
  • Timely identification of complications, non-responder, and referrals to the NSC and strong follow up until discharge for re-admission in OTP.
  • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and Therapeutic food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with Nutrition Officer and logistics.
  • Follow-up and provide feedback to the nutrition supervisor /officer on the amount and quality of the treatment supplies if it does not comply with specified quality standards.
  • Regular and strong coordination with PHC/CMAMI, NSC and Outreach staff on referral and integrated case management package.

Mission 2: Supervise medicine and therapeutic supplies administration in OTP activities:

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for:

  • Follow and respect the current protocols especially therapeutic supplies (RUTF) and drug administration i.e. for de-worming, malaria, EPI schedule and MNP, IFA / Vitamin A supplements targeting children and PLW with proper documentation.
  • Participate in the follow-up of stock request and consumption.
  • Ensure proper documentation and reporting of the stock distributed through OTP/Outreach activities.
  • Compile the statistical data in conjunction with MEAL department (admission, default, cured, absent, death) and draft a report on activities with timely submission to the program.

Mission 3: Network and coordinate with the relevant sectors:

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible to:

  • Establish good relationship with the relevant stakeholders (Medical officer, Female Medical Officer, LHV, EPI and community)
  • Respond and coordinate properly with Nutrition Officer representing ACF.
  • Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGO)
  • Establish a good understanding of the program within the community
  • Establish good coordination with caregivers coming to the OTP for services.
  • Inform ACF Nutrition Officer and Project Manager any Technical problems encountered related OTP/CMAMI Program.

Mission 4: Additional Tasks:

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for:

  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.

Mission 5: Ensure compliance with ACFs gender equality, child protection sensitivity and safeguarding policies

  • Read and ensure a full understanding of ACFs Gender, Child Protection and other safeguarding policies  
  • Implement all work related activities with a gender, inclusion and child protection lens
  • Help build an inclusive office environment where people do not feel disadvantaged or judged according to their gender or limited due to manageable disability

Disclaimer: Please note that this position is subject to the approval and successful initiation of the future project associated with it. The recruitment process, including the selection of candidates, is being conducted in anticipation of the project's approval. However, the final decision about placing the job offer is subject to the obtaining and commencement of the future project.

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