International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Economic Security Nutritionist

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Job Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ECONOMIC SECURITY NUTRITIONIST GURICEELAbout the Job The Nutritionist contributes to the overall integration, implementation and management of the EcoSec nutrition activities. Under the supervision of the Nutrition Delegate and the EcoSec Delegate in charge, the Nutritionist analyses the nutrition and economic security situation, integrates nutrition in the needs assessments and planned EcoSec interventions. He/she implements the programme for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition for children aged less than five years old, pregnant and lactating women. The position covers Galgadud and Hiran Regions. This is a national/resident position based in Guriceel, Somalia Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contributes to monitoring of the Food Security and nutrition situation In Galgadud and Hiran regions by highlighting and reporting on any rising Food Insecurity trends

  • Ensures optimal integration of standard nutrition and food consumption tools and indicators, including, yet not limited to identification of baseline data and SMART indicators, and assessing approach, making sure that the nutrition criteria are being properly followed

  • Ensures quality food consumption and nutrition Analysis at the field level

  • Ensures that the nutrition component is well assessed by planning, designing the methodology, coordinating with other departments, conducting the actual assessment and preparing the analysis

  • Constantly monitors all EcoSec Food and Nutrition products stored in the field to ensure optimal conditions for quality preservation

  • Monitors all nutrition-sensitive activities, and tracks the integrated nutrition indicators to ensure that implementation is consistent with the planned activities in achieving the set objectives

  • Trains enumerators including Somalia Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff and volunteers on nutrition and food consumption tools

  • Ensures the good implementation of the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) at the mobile and static SRCS clinics where there is an Out-Patient Treatment Programme (OTP)**

  • Ensures that Infant and Young Children Feeding (IYCF) and nutrition education session are implemented in the TSFP/OTP SCRC clinics and monitored

  • Offers Technical Support to SRCS staffs during the implementation of the Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) programme. **

  • Ensures that the re order levels are maintained for all nutritional products in the region for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM)**

  • Ensures that the SRCS staffs adhere to the Somali Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) protocol for the admission, treatment and discharge of MAM beneficiaries**

  • Supports in the integration of nutrition within EcoSec department in the sectors of Agriculture, Livestock, cash and markets at field level**

  • Prepares the EcoSec assessment reports on nutrition and food consumption**

  • Reports on contextual aspects and all on going activities and submits statistical data on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis**

Minimum qualifications and required competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing or equivalent qualification in a related field of study**

  • At least 5 years work experience in a similar field of activity**

  • Ability to Design and implement SMART Nutrition Survey**

  • Strong facilitation, presentation and report writing skills**

  • Good knowledge of the political, social, economic and cultural environment of the region

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language

  • Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

We Offer
  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization

  • Training and development opportunities

  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

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