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Hygiene/Sanitation and Nutrition officer Mogadishu

Posted by COOPI Private Gedo
  • Company: COOPI
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Undefined
  • Category: Health - Nursing - Social Care
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Salary: Undefined
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.
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