Distribution Nutrition Officer

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RECRUITMENT NOTICE OF: (01) Distribution Nutrition Officer

Identification 1

Job Title:

Distribution Nutrition Officer

Reports to:

Project Manager

Duty station

Fako and Meme


2 months with possibilities of extension

Duties and Tasks

  • Implementing and following at all times the universal hygiene standards, security rules and other protocols and procedures regarding nursing and children nutrition matters.
  • Ensuring proper functioning of the Therapeutic Program. This includes:
  • Daily collecting the number of new admissions and exits and to check the attendance
  • Calculating the quantity of food needed for the day based on the number of children registered
  • Ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, detecting the priority acute cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor if necessary.
  • Carrying-out all patient's related tasks for the admission, weighing and measuring the children, identifying the degree and types of malnutrition, administration (patient card, register...) etc.
  • Ensuring that medical and nutritional care is properly delivered to the patients and to daily follow the evolution of the patients.
  • Carrying-out consultations to children and their parents, undertaking a complete clinical examination of children, looking for associated pathologies, drawing up nutritional surveillance forms and milk cards, providing required vaccination, etc.
  • Carrying-out surveillance and follow-up of patients' medical and nutritional evolution, identifying possible emergency situations arising and keeping doctors informed if necessary.
  • Providing advice and inform children's families about everything concerning the hospitalization, participate in the health education of the mothers and/or treatment process.
  • Controlling all pharmacy, food, and medical equipment (carrying out inventories, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.)
  • Carrying-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patients files, forms, statistics, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases arising.
  • Performing minor maintenance and cleaning of the biomedical equipment following user manual and protocols. Alerting the supervisor in case of malfunctioning of any device.

Competences and Knowledge

  • Master's degree in social sciences, management, agronomy, and / or rural development
  • Experience in a humanitarian context, preferably in an emergency context.

  • Work experience in the cash transfer and food distribution approach at methodological and operational levels.
  • Experience working and / or collaborating on a PAM project would be an asset
  • Managerial experience of at least 1 year at a decision-making level for a project.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, in a tense secure environment and with limited means.
  • Good organizational skills and responsiveness.
  • Ability to develop methodological and training tools.
  • Strong analytical and proposal capacity.
  • Good writing skills ;
  • Knowledge in analysis of the functioning of markets in rural and urban areas.
  • Strong skills in team and project management.
  • Strong communication and information skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel (data and list processing, direct mail, knowledge of basic formulas), Word (Narrative reporting) and Microsoft Outlook
  • Critical mind
  • Sense of priorities and responsibilities, strong organizational capacity
  • Autonomous and sense of teamwork,
  • Sincere motivation for humanitarian engagement
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation

Educational and professional experience required

  • Formation et experiences:
  • Nursing diploma with nutritional training essential.
  • Previous experience required. Experience other NGO's and /or in similar context desirable.
  • Local language essential. Mission language desirable.
  • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel)
  • Results, teamwork, commitment, flexibility, service.

Technical and behavioral competencies required


  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, in a safe, tense environment and with limited means;
  • Good organizational skills and responsiveness;
  • Ability to develop methodological and training tools;
  • Strong capacity for analysis and proposal;
  • Good writing skills;

Team Management:

  • Knowledge in analysis of community sensitization an appraisal in rural and urban areas ;
  • Strong team and project management skills;
  • Strong communication and information skills.

Desirable competencies and qualifications

Personal qualities:

  • Critical thinking
  • Sense of priorities and responsibilities, strong organizational capacity
  • Autonomous and a sense of teamwork,
  • Sincere motivation for humanitarian involvement
  • Diplomacy and negotiation skills

Computer literacy:

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel (data and list processing, direct mail, knowledge of basic formulae), Word (narrative reporting) and Microsoft Outlook.


  • Knowledge of pidgin English mandatory
  • English: working language of the project
  • Knowledge of local vernacular languages would be an asset

Special requirements


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Local position:

Be a native of English-speaking regions

Send your CV and Cover letter by following this link: Distribution Nutrition Officer

Only CV and Cover letter send through the link mentioned will be received.

NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the written test

Please apply no later than May 14, 2020 at 5 PM