Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.
About the role
The Nutrition Assistants will be based in Dikwa, Mongonu and Shani Borno State and report to Nutrition Officer. He/she will provide support for efficient and smooth implementation of nutrition interventions at community level under the direction of the Nutrition Officer. He/she will also collect information and data on nutrition at community level through screening and other assessments. He/she will be in charge of the mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at Community level). The Nutrition Assistant will also be required to represent Christian Aid and the program within the community. (NB: Please specify location you are applying for on your application)
The post holder is required to have a degree in Nutrition with one to two years work experience in a similar role especially in an emergency response or conflict/ insecure location. She/he is expected to be familiar with Food, Security & Livelihood context in the North East Nigeria. She/he is required to be professional, have good organizational capacity, good human relationships, self-motivated, open, creative, proactive, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive. She/ he is required to behave strong report writing and communication skills. You are required to have good interpersonal, organisational and planning skills. You are required to have the ability to facilitate discussions and meetings as well as coordinate and supervise a team. you are required to have demonstrable ability to prepare monthly work plans and plan appropriately for tasks assigned. The post holder will be required to write reports and collect relevant information from surveys, community, health facility and meetings. She/he will be required to be based and travel within remote areas, where services are limited. Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani and Hausa) is essential.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources. What was the context? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?
Tell us about a time showed your concern for others. What was the context? Why were you concerned? What action(s) did you take to demonstrate your concern? Why? What was the impact of your action(s)? On the other person(s)? On yourself?
Tell us about a time when you knew you had communicated some information clearly and concisely to someone else. What was the situation? What was the information or message you had to communicate? How did you communicate? What method(s) did you use? What was the outcome? How did you know you had communicated concisely and clearly?