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    Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

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    Nutrition Sector Co-Coordinator

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 6 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Agriculture / Agro-Allied&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Key responsibilities:

    • Support the Sector Coordination team in organizing of and participating in regular sector coordination meetings and information sharing to strengthen emergency nutrition responses in priority locations;
    • Identify and liaise with FSL, WASH and other sector partners to advocate for integration of nutrition sensitive interventions and nutrition indicators into their respective response plans and where feasible; propose corrective actions, if needed;
    • Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
    • Provide regular inputs from sector’s partners for Nutrition sector information management products, bulletins, etc., including needs, gaps, supply pipeline updates, etc;
    • Support the development of Nutrition Sector strategies and plans, based on solid analysis of the situation; in order for the sector to prepare for and respond appropriately to emergencies;
    • As a member of the sector coordination team, provide relevant inputs to the development and revision of the Nutrition Sector Strategic Response Plans (HRP) as required. As part of this process, ensure that gaps and duplications are identified and appropriately addressed;
    • Advocate for donors to fund Nutrition Sector partners to carry out activities in line with the Nutrition Sector strategies and identified priorities while at the same time encouraging sector participants to mobilize resources for their activities through the usual channels;
    • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of SPHCDA and other national//local authorities and civil society on emergency nutrition coordination, responses and assessments;
    • Collaborate with the nutrition sector TWGs to organize/conduct training aimed at improving the capacity of partners in conducting SMART surveys, IYCF-E and CMAM programs coverage assessments;
    • In collaboration with the Sector Coordinator, guide the work of the Information Management Officer to maintain a functional Nutrition Sector Information Management system; which includes Monthly Partner Reporting, Nutrition Partner database and 5W Matrixes; Gap analysis mapping database, Repository of Nutrition Surveys and Sector Website;
    • Submit regular Sector reports to OCHA and UNICEF in line with reporting requirements (monthly/quarterly);
    • Provide regular inputs from sector’s partners for Nutrition sector information management products, bulletins, etc., including needs, gaps, supply pipeline updates, etc;
    • Act as a focal point for receiving NGO concerns or complains in order to raise these with the Nutrition Sector Coordinator and the Sector Lead Agency to strengthen accountability and transparency of the sector’s;
    • Ensure full integration of the IASSC’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches. In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed;
    • Make sure that PSEA policies are adopted across nutrition programs implemented by partners and appropriate reporting are in place.

    Position Requirements:

    • MD combined with Master’s in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Health Nutrition, Management or related fields or Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition with experience in sector/partnership coordination;
    • At least 6 years of experience in managing Nutrition and Health programs in underdeveloped/ crisis contexts;
    • Work experience in International NGO context, with a sound knowledge of prevention and management of malnutrition;
    • Sound understanding of national guidelines/protocols (CMAM, MIYCN, PHC, IMNCI, RMNCH,  PHC); including international standards (e.g. SPHERE);
    • Previous training and experience in nutrition assessments including SMART surveys, MIYCN assessments, KAP surveys etc;
    • Experience with external representation and knowledge of cluster mechanisms;
    • Good diplomatic, negotiation and conflict/dispute resolution skills;
    • Working experience in Northern Nigeria.

    Method of Application

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