Nutrition Nurse Assistant, July 2021 – NGO Jobs


Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The PUI Nigerian Mission has been officially opened in April 2016, with a focus on meeting urgent needs, including improving access to food commodities, primary health care and nutrition for Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host communities (HC) living in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC).

The progressive sectorial widening allowed PUI to start implementing an integrated approach from 2017 in food security, livelihoods, nutrition and health sectors, with the support of ECHO, FFP, OFDA and CIAA/CDC, in line with PUI’s global strategy. From the launch of the health care services in February 2017 to the end of April 2018, a total of 119,913 OPD consultations were reached in Bolori II, while more than  60.000 beneficiaries have been reached by our cash project.

In mid-2018, PUI has developed its comprehensive response by adding Protection and Community Outreach (PCO) activities to the existing programs in Bolori II. In the month of October 2018 only, more than 3.500 households have received door to door visit from the PCO team. In 2018, PUI has also scaled up its intervention with the opening of Monguno LGA base, with the main objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality of the most vulnerable population and promoting protection amongst the whole affected community. This opening in Monguno allowed PUI to reach the vulnerable population in Kukawa and Cross kauwa LGA.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Nurse Assistant

Location: Monguno, Borno
Number of Position: 2
Contract Start Date: ASAP
Contract Duration: 10 months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • Under the supervision of the OTP Nurse, the Nutrition Nurse Assistant is responsible to provide the nutrition care plan, formulate and make available therapeutic foods for the assigned patients in the OTP.
  • S/he is in charge to provide nutrition education and counselling for the caregivers and ensure that the patients and their caretakers receives maximum care and support while in the nutrition program.
  • Plan and implement home visits and also train the community nutrition volunteers. S/he will work closely with the Nutrition officer, deputy Nutrition Project Manager and MOH staff in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of agreed nutrition project activities in line with PUI and Donor guidelines.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Ensures effective start up, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of nutrition projects
  • Participate in Planning and setting up new OTP and SC sites activities.
  • Facilitate trainings for Community health workers in Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition and IYCF.
  • Participating in health, nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required.
  • Manages all PUI resources (equipment, supplies, HR, vehicle and fuel) committed to the project.
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects.
  • Participate in the development of work plans together with Nutrition officer.
  • Closely work with the Health program team to ensure that the plan of activities implement effectively, and timely manner.
  • Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with Nutrition officer to monitor the implementation of nutrition programs.
  • Prepare and submit program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness per Heath facilities.
  • Ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate education and participated in the nutrition program.
  • Ensure the nutrition items are provided to the health facilities and reach to the intended beneficiaries
  • Collect weekly TFP and SFP data (admission and exit status) and report weekly and monthly with narrative reports to deputy nutrition manager; and ensure report reaches to MoH through its chain.
  • Establishing linkage with TSFP, OTP, SC and IYCF.
  • Work in collaboration with Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) staffs and other PUI staffs
  • Carry out appetite test, Screening, weight measurement, and triaging of patients at waiting area.
  • Provide daily IYCF and hygiene key messages to the caregivers of beneficiaries.

Specific Objectives linked to the Activities:

  • With the support of Nutrition officer/Supervisor and Deputy Nutrition project Manager, ensure smooth implementation of IYCF and CMAM activities integrated with Food Security, WASH and Protection sectors according to the work plans, national and international guidelines. This will include supervision and support of the functions of the Community outreach Workers and MoH staff.
  • Actively support a functional referral system from identification of malnutrition cases from different sources including community, health posts and other partners operating in the area, to treatment and follow up of project beneficiaries.
  • Prepare and share quality and timely data and/or reports as requested by Nutrition officer/Supervisor and deputy Nutrition Project Manager.
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.
  • Monitor and report on the card patient’s progress during follow up.
  • Assist to maintain and report the OTP supplies record properly
  • Ensure the facility is clean, monitor the availability of water and soap for handwashing
  • Directly report any difficulties or delays in the implementation of activities

Specific Code of Conduct

  • Ensure that OTP beneficiaries, caretakers and members of the community are treated respectfully at all times
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all time
  • Respect the rights of the patients and caretakers/attendants under his/her care

Priorities of The Department

  • Support the Running of out patient therapeutic centre in Monguno
  • Ensure Nutrition activities are conducted in a quality manner complying with the National and international protocols
  • Set-up and enforce effective referral pathways with in the PUI Nutrition components (CM, OTP, SC and IYCF) and with the other departments (Health, FSL and Protection) to assure PUI integration approach

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Education Degree: Diploma in Nursing, Nutrition, dietetics or related fields
  • Language skills: good command in English and in local Dialects: Hausa and Kanuri.

Work Experience:

  • At least 1 years of progressive work experience in Nutrition Activities including significant experience in the management of complicated SAM cases in the OTP
  • Previous work of CMAM program and with humanitarian organizations is added plus


  • Interests
  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversal Skills:

  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Understanding and capacity of integration into the local environment
  • Ability to analyse and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Knowledge of local culture and context in Borno state
  • Ensure Nutrition activities are conducted in a quality manner complying with the National and international protocols
  • Set-up and enforce effective referral pathways with in the PUI Nutrition components (CM, OTP, SC and IYCF) and with the other departments (Health, FSL and Protection) to assure PUI integration approach.


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