Nutrition Officer
Premiere Urgence Internationale

Première Urgence Internationale is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious international NGO. Première Urgence Internationale helps civilians who are marginalised or excluded as a result of natural disasters, war and economic collapse. Our mission is to defend basic human rights, such as those set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

 

 


 Gross Salary: 750 USD
 Creation/Replacement (incl. name): Creation
 Supervisor: Health Facility Supervisor
 No. of Post: 4 Positions
 Duty Station: Gedarif, Sudan
 Duration: 7 Months
 Closing Date: 29 July 2021

 
 Background:

Context:

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 association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is assisting around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

 

PUI’s strategy/position in the country

Première Urgence Internationale was born in 2011 by the merging of Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI) and Première Urgence (PU). AMI was founded in 1979 to respond to humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, conducting health activates and supporting people affected by conflict and displacement. In Sudan, AMI had been active in Darfur from 2004 to 2009 conducting primary health activities in health facilities and through mobile health clinics. Since then, PUI has intervened in the region in Chad, the Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan (until 2019). PUI implements projects through an integrated approach; to identify, understand and attempt to respond to the integrity of people’s needs affected by a crisis. The objective is to target priority actions, stabilize and improve the situation of the most vulnerable groups, in coordination and cooperation with all stakeholders and humanitarian actors. PUI strengthens public health systems, improves access to care for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, empowering local communities and preserving their dignity.

 

In 2020, PUI established a coordination office in Khartoum and a field office, in partnership with TGH, in Al Abbasiyah, one of the most under-served areas of South Kordofan. In 2021, following the evolution of the crisis in Tigray state in Ethiopia, PUI is planning to start activities in Gedaref state, to support and strengthen existing health facilities, providing quality health and nutrition services to host communities, migrants and refugees alike. Areas of intervention will include Al Mafaza, Bazonda and Al Fashaga Localities, along the border with Ethiopia.

 

Overall objective:

The nutrition Officer is responsible for the effective, qualitative and efficient implementation of nutrition activities in the health facility supported by PUI and in the community under the catchment of the health facility, providing technical support and on job training for the MOH staff in the health facility.  Under the direct supervision of health facility supervisor, the nutrition officer plans, supervises and ensure execution of the nutrition activities including OTP, malnutrition screening, defaulter tracing and patient referral. S/he follows Sudan MOH guidelines and universal standards to ensure quality and continuity of care.

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure implementation of nutrition activities according to Sudan nutrition protocol
  • Ensure availability of the supplies needed for the nutrition program in adequate amount and notifying the HF supervisor at appropriate time before stock depletion so that efforts for replenishment is made.
  • Work closely with C4D officer on strengthening the community screening and referral of malnutrition cases
  • Ensure proper screening of all under-five children who come to health facility for malnutrition
  •  He/she participates in the evaluation and to the definition of the training needs of his/her team
  • Provide on-job training for MOH staff on implementation of the national protocol
  • Supervise malnutrition screening, taking of anthropometry, admission and recording of beneficiary information.
  • In liaison with C4D officer, develop lists for home visits, defaulter tracing, and ensure the tracing of the defaulter cases
  • Collect nutrition data and submit to the HF supervisor on weekly base
  • Participate in assessments as may be required by the supervisor
  • Ensure timely referral of children with complicated SAM to SC in collaboration with HF supervisor to the SC
  • Any other duty as required by the supervisor

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Required Profile

Required knowledge and skills

Required knowledge and skills

Required knowledge and skills

TRAINING

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Nutrition

 

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professional experiences

  • Similar experience
  • Humanitarian experience

 

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Knowledge and skills

  • National Protocols
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and communication skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • Project management and reporting
  • Financial and logistics management
  • Ability to work in a volatile and complex security environment
  • Knowledge of the local security context and security management
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and tools and accountability mechanisms
  • Knowledge and adherence to humanitarian principles

 

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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

 

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Personal skills

  • Good communication skills, diplomacy and solution-oriented attitude
  • Curiosity and interest in the organization's activities
  • Good ability to manage deadlines in emergency response contexts (stress resilient)
  • Honesty, integrity and transparency
  • Adaptability, flexibility
  • Autonomy, sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Punctuality

 


This job description outlines the main responsibilities of this position. However, you may be asked to perform tasks other than those listed above, without this being considered a contract amendment. Thus, a great deal of flexibility is required in this position.

Those who are interested in the position are requested to submit their CV, Motivation Letter and copies of Academic/experience qualifications to SudanJob Website or by hand in a sealed envelope, properly marked the position to ONLY HAC labour office in Gedaref”.

 

P.S: The priority is for the applicants from Gedaref State. 

 




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