Hygiene/Sanitation and Nutrition officer Mogadishu
Posted by COOPI Private Gedo
Experience: 2 - 5 years
Category: Health - Nursing - Social Care
Key Tasks The HSF/Nutrition officer role is to safeguard and improve the public health and Nutrition of the affected population by: promoting best Hygiene, Sanitation & Nutrition practices, including dissemination of improved IYCF practices; ensuring appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential nutrition services. Support plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to stakeholders. Support planned activities to reduce Hygiene, sanitation & Nutrition related health risks. Collate data from Community and target beneficiaries and prepare regular reports on activities and Hygiene/Sanitation and Nutrition conditions for monitoring. Analyze the nutrition situation in the operation area and recommend priority actions to be taken. Support the project staff in mainstreaming nutrition in the emergency program Support the staff with the development of materials for nutrition in emergencies, with a focus on nutrition information, program monitoring and evaluation Train community leaders on simplified methods of measuring the indicators for Wasting, Stunting and Underweight. Sensitize & train target communities on importance of fresh food for children below 24 months and recommend the best sets of fresh food suitable for them Promote importance of breast feeding, appropriate feeding practices for young children, food storage and preparation, diet diversification, general nutrition and hygiene. Conduct nutrition education and cooking demonstration sessions that promotes the use of the vegetables acquired through the vouchers and how to use them in combination with the other food commodities Design ways of building and strengthening community-based systems for the dissemination of improved IYCF practices (mainly through mother-to-mother support groups) Provide linkage between Food security and Nutrition and integrated approach in target areas. Provide monthly and quarterly report on nutrition component of the projectQualifications & requirements Holder of a degree in Nutrition, Public health or Community Development with at least five years professional experience. At least two years experience in Nutrition; cash and voucher based programming Must be a Somali National with clear knowledge of the region of operation and experience working in fast paced humanitarian programming in Somalia Strong computer skills and ability to use standard computing packages (word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc); Developed planning, organizational and research / analytical skills; Strong team working and interpersonal skills; Be able to communicate effectively in Somali and English Language.