Entry-level Nutrition Assistant Role at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State and will be supervised by the Nutrition Officer.
  • The Nutrition Assistant will primarily be responsible for delivery of the Porridge Mum component of the AAH cash transfer programming in Borno state.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Undertake nutrition interventions (porridge mum) under the direction of the Nutrition officer
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of the porridge mum (Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities, cooking demonstration, hygiene promotion and complementary feeding with support from the Nutrition officer;
  • Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the nutritional situation in the area of intervention.
  • Collect the required information in the field to support an understanding of the evolution of the context.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about IYCF with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.

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Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Diploma in a Nutrition or community based programming or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year work experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure contexts).
  • He/she must have experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
  • Proficient in statistical and other software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites.

Application Closing Date 
25th September, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • This advert may close before the due date once we receive applications from qualified candidates
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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