Nutrition Officer

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.


Position Overview: 

To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in planning, management, delivery, follow-up and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks).


Specific Objectives:  

  • Support the assigned LGA in nutrition related program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (IYCF, CMAM, MNCHWs and/or other as needed).
  • Regularly assess and build capacity of the LGA level personnel in designated health facilities.
  • Coordination with and support to LGA health office.
  • Strengthen technical and advocacy capacity at LGA level.
  • Management of community mobilization assistants and/or LGA level consultants.
  • Responsible for LGA level results and overall regular reporting, data analysis, communication and management aspects of the project (finance, logistics). 


  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition ; graduate degree in a similar field a plus
  • First or Advanced Degree in Health / Public Health / Nutrition / Higher diploma or equivalent 
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally IYCF, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation 
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Proven experience and ability in report writing
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their caregivers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Experience in the setup of an IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context
  • Experience with working with partners, including the government
  • Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong Negotiation skill for behaviour change 
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years