Nutrition Assistant At Chabash development and Health Initiative (CDHI)

Chabash development and Health Initiative (CDHI) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 85190). Existing since March 2016, CDHI focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in Northeast Nigeria. CDHI operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its programme principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant
Location: Biu, Southern Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Roles and Responsibilities

Program planning and coordination
⦁ Develop and implement annual and monthly workplans with guidance from the project management team
⦁ Participate in and contribute to LGA Annual Operational Plan (AOP) development for the state
⦁ Develop and submit routine program reports with means of verification
⦁ Facilitate and participate in monthly and quarterly LGA program review meetings at the LGA level and with donor
⦁ Work with CDHI communications team and donor to develop success stories and learning products
Conduct mapping exercise of community structures and health facilities.
⦁ Community structures include Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) Program, ward/village development committees (W/VDC), traditional institutions, support groups, etc.)
⦁ Health facilities include PHCs, traditional birth attendants (TBA), and other places where community members access services
⦁ Work with program management team and donor to develop a detailed plan for providing support to selected intervention health facilities

Engage with key state and LGA stakeholders and leadership (e.g., ALGON, WDC, traditional institutions, community leaders, etc.) to build support for MIYCN through:

⦁ Advocacy for increased MICYN funding at state and LGA level
⦁ Advocacy for availability of MMS in PHCs
⦁ Citizen monitoring of the breastmilk substitute (BMS) code e.g., compliance in PHCs
⦁ Advocacy to the state with CDHI program management and donor team for family friendly policies including paternity/maternity leave and baby friendly workplaces

Integrate MIYCN into existing community structures to create awareness and generate demand for MIYCN services, and promote uptake of positive MIYCN practices

⦁ Strengthen and work with community structures such as the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) Program, WDCs, traditional institutions, etc.) to:
⦁ Conduct community mobilization for uptake of MIYCN services and practices
⦁ Support/establish and link communities to PHC are services by facilitating referrals, and ensure appropriate follow-up for MIYCN services
⦁ Build capacity of community resources persons, including CHIPS Agents, Community Engagement Focal Persons (CEFPs), and ward focal persons on MIYCN and equip them with appropriate job aids
⦁ Support special events like maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) week, world breastfeeding week (WBW), and nutrition week, etc.
⦁ Conduct supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching to community resource persons

Facilitate provision of MIYCN services at the PHC level
⦁ Work with CDHI program management team, donor and government to identify and train master trainers on interpersonal communication (IPC) for MIYCN
⦁ Ensure availability and use of job aids across the service delivery channels (ANC, PNC, immunization/child welfare clinic)
⦁ Conduct periodic exit interviews with clients at PHCs to assess client feedback on quality of MIYCN services

Promote MIYCN through awareness creation initiatives
⦁ Participate in the donor-led adaptation and implementation of the state communication and demand creation strategy
⦁ Participate in the design of SBC materials/messages and media activities
⦁ Distribute SBC materials within communities and PHCs
⦁ Disseminate project events/activities on social media platforms
⦁ Monitor and track media activities/campaigns

Contribute to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project activities

⦁ Participate in donor capacity building initiatives for M&E
⦁ Promote data demand and use at PHC and community levels using designed tools
⦁ Monitor and track program data based on MIYCN indicators in the PHCs
⦁ Facilitate PHC documentation and reporting of MIYCN M&E data to the LGA level
⦁ Participate in LGA M&E data review and validation meetings
⦁ Provide routine M&E data updates to CDHI program management team and donor state teams


⦁ The Nutrition Assistant WILL be based in Biu and cover other LGAs in southern Borno.
⦁ Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, community health or other relevant field.
⦁ 3 years’ work experience in implementing IYCF, and other community-based nutrition activities. Experience in SBCC is required.
⦁ Master’s degree in relevant fields; Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health will be an added advantage
⦁ Be proficient in the use of computer applications (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
⦁ Have excellent team, project management and representation competencies.
⦁ Ability to speak local languages of southern Borno LGAs will be an added advantage.
⦁ Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e., CBT, WASH, Nutrition) preferably.
⦁ Be committed to Action the CDHI’s mission, values, and policies.
Click to apply:
Women are strongly encouraged to Apply
Application Closing Date
11th November 2022.
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