Nutrition Officer Vacancy at Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS)

Posted on: Wed 25-11-2020

Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) 2013 and granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2013. IDS is dedicated to Peace-building, Socialeconomic empowerment, Health, Education, Child protection and Equity to improve on the living conditions of vulnerable women, youth, children and other minority groups in Nigeria. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer 

Location: Mafa and Kukawa in Borno State 

Role Purpose 

This role of the Nutrition Officer is to provide support to the field Assistants/ community nutrition workers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions GENERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION (GFD) AND NUTRITION ACTIVITIES programs while integrating with other sectorial interventions. 

The nutrition Officer will also work with other agencies providing nutrition services in ensuring linkage of nutrition beneficiaries. Throughout intervention, the Nutrition Officer will work towards ensuring quality delivery of nutrition interventions in the Project locations. 

Key Deliverables Include: 

  • Ensure quality of nutrition screening for children under-5 conducted by Community Nutrition Mobilizers in target Communities.
  • Provision of Outreach OTP Services in target communities together with the outreach team.
  • Ensure quality of counselling sessions provided individual level and group sessions
  • Ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.
  • Ensure that community nutrition interventions (MUAC screening and Referral, food demonstrations) and hygiene promotion are integrated
  • Build capacity of CNMs / field Assistants and Mother Leaders by providing on-the-job training.
  • Support Project level nutrition assessment / surveys as approved by Donor.
  • Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the Communities.
  • Promote increasing awareness of appropriate nutrition behaviors in project communities by ensuring behaviour change materials are visible in communities and health facilities.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting on all areas of implementation
  • Liaise closely with the MEAL team so as to understand the project outcomes
  • Support the development of case studies and success stories from programme implementation. Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the project and related intervention procedure
  • Any other additional responsibility as communicated by the supervisor

Qualifications Experience and Skills 

  • 2 years Degree in Nutrition, Health, Public Health or any related fields.
  • Must have finished NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programming will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with the Humanitarian context.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their caregivers
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Understands Hausa and Kanuri
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Works closely and constructively with many colleagues at all levels and across cultures, influencing effectively while having little formal authority and to hold peers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a range of stakeholders and able to balance conflicting interests to create shared goals.
  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development. 

Proactive, forward thinker who is able to plan ahead and anticipate requirements and problems 


Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure. 

Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others. 

Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team. 


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach. 

Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action. 

Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesize this information into coherent briefs and communication documents. 


Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. 

Displays consistent and excellent judgment. 

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders. 

Passion and commitment to the values of Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS).

Application Closing Date 31st November 2020 by 5pm. 

How to Apply 

Interested and qualified candidates should [email protected] 

Note: Submit Application online with your CV and Cover letter. CV must be named with your name and surname. Clearly state preferred location on the application.