Nutrition and Health Assistant - Porridge Mum at Action Against Hunger - 3 Openings

Posted on: Mon 29-05-2023

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition and Health Assistant - Porridge Mum

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State with frequent visit to Konduga & Kaga LGA

Slots: 3 Openings

Job Type: Full Time

Career Level: Entry Level

Proposed Start Date: June 2023

Department: Nutrition and Health

Reporting to: Nutrition and Health Officer

Job Description

  • We are currently looking to fill the role of Nutrition and Health Assistant, who will be responsible for the support and monitoring of Health and Nutrition services in the assigned health facilities and communities.
  • Which involves providing oversight and supervision of health facilities ran by State and LGAs and supported by ACF, also building the capacity of MoH Health workers and community health volunteers keeping continuous update and reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain a database of all porridge mom beneficiaries and update regularly as needed.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of the porridge mum (Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities, cooking demonstration, MUAC screening, hygiene promotion and complementary feeding with the support from the Nutrition and Health Officer.
  • Participate in sensitization meetings with vendors before each disbursement;
  • Oversee and maintain constructed porridge mom kitchens to ensure they are in good condition and used appropriately.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all activities and prepare/share monthly reports on porridge activities.
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly summaries of all nutrition information captured.
  • Organize and participate in community sensitization meetings including community entry meetings, feedback meetings with stakeholders, community nutrition mobilizers etc.
  • Support the development of banners and placement.
  • Participate in local coordination meetings as required.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science & Nutrition, Nursing, Midwifery or other relevant qualifications with experience in Nutrition Programming.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in nutrition/health interventions;
  • Good report-writing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft tools like Word, Excel etc.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities.
  • 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.

Starting Basic Salary

  • NGN216,006 per month (excluding other benefits).
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.

Application Closing Date

1st June, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for a hospitalized child and creche facilities for babies and toddlers.
  • All candidates MUST ensure they answer all the questions asked for this application. Failure to do so means candidates will not be considered for the process.