Job at Chemonics International (Nutrition Officer)

At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact.

Job Title: Nutrition officer  

Job Field
Medical, Health, Safety, Project Management

Job Detail
Chemonics seeks a nutrition officer for the ongoing USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network in Nigeria. FEWS NET is a leading global provider of objective, evidence-based food security information and analysis. FEWS NET collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in order to inform decisions and guide response. The nutrition officer will work under the supervision of the Nigeria National Technical Manager in close collaboration with Action Against Hunger-Nigeria and FEWS NET Nigeria's country team, as well as with national and regional partners to monitor nutrition in Nigeria and contribute timely early warning analysis. The nutrition officer will be based in Action Against Hunger's office in Abuja or Maiduguri Nigeria.​ We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities
Enhance nutrition support in northeast Nigeria to better understand the current nutrition and mortality situation and improve decision support
Monitor nutrition outcomes nation-wide in Nigeria, effectively and efficiently
Integrate nutrition monitoring in food security and early warning analysis
Travel frequently within Nigeria to accomplish project work and travel to some extent in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States, as required

Qualifications
Advanced university degree in nutrition or public health with focus on nutrition, or a related field
A minimum of five years of relevant experience in the field of public health, nutrition, food security, and/or early warning systems in Nigeria
Excellent analytical skills
Experience facilitating nutrition/health training sessions and assessments in the field
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience supervising standardized monitoring and assessment of relief and transitions surveys is desirable
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Excellent analytical and writing skills in English; proficiency in one or more national languages preferred​

Qualified Candidates should download Application form http://www.chemonics.com/OurJobs/JoinOurTeam/Documents/EEO_Candidate_Voluntary_Self_Identification_Form_May_2014.pdf and Submit to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with the Title-Nutrition Officer

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