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Fri, 22/06/2018 - 17:30

Action Against Hunger is an International Non-Governmental Organization that is charitable, impartial, non-political, independent and non-profit making. Action Against Hunger overall objective in these contexts is to fight against hunger and this is achieved through the implementation of nutrition, health, food security and water & sanitation (WASH) projects. Action Against Hunger is seeking motivated, dynamic and experienced candidates for the following positions:


Capacity Building Nutritionist (Seconded to DHMT)


Duration of Contract: 11 Months                                                     


END OF CONTRACT DATE: 15th June 2019                                

STARTING DATE: 16th July 2018

PROBATION PERIOD: Three (3) Months                                    

SUPERVISED BY: Nutrition Program Manager




Support DHMT especially the District Nutritionist to carry out nutrition care and medical follow-up of the patients in the centre: OTP and/or IPF.

Objective 1: Develop the capacity of the Health staff to manage  IMAM and IMNCI activities in collaboration with DHMT


  • In collaboration with DHMT  participate to the identification of the health centre that will participate to the project
  • In collaboration with DHMT, plan an initial  and refresher training for the health staff in charge of the  IMAM activities in PHU
  • Support DHMT in the development of training material on IMAM  in collaboration with DHMT
  • Follow- up  the availability of national IMAM  and IMNCI protocols and its adherence to OTP activities in PHU
  • Plan with DHMT and PHU staff to organise on the job  coaching schedule for effective and quality IMAM and IMNCI implementation in PHUs
  • Conduct supportive  supervision (reporting, record keeping, adherence to OTP procedures etc)  in collaboration with the District Nutritionist to  health staff on  IMAM  activities at PHU
  • Use adequate nutrition and health tools and appropriate coaching  methodology  for  capacity building of PHU staff especially on IMAM
  • Promote strong linkages between the nutrition program and other existing health programs between the PHU and community
  • Follow the effective management of beneficiaries during triage at PHU during follow up visit ;
  • Participate and follow- up  on the consumption pattern of RUTF to   admitted SAM patient in the program and liaise with DHMT for stock outs
  • Employ varied method of capacity building technique including peer to peer methodology, formal and informal coaching etc to PHU staff for quality IMAM implementation

Objective 2 : Support DHMT on  IMAM management

Activities :

  • Propose to PM for the attention of DHMT on the need for improvement on health training programme with recommendations
  • Train the team in the rules of hygiene, prescriptions and medical supervision;
  • Train the team in IMAM nutrition protocol according to identified weaknesses with medical team.
  • Plan and report on training sessions: on job trainings, refresher trainings…
  • Organise monthly meeting with the health CMAM staff
  • In case of malfunctioning, identify the problems and find solutions or refer to your manager ;
  • Supervise the monthly statistics reports and ensure that monthly reports are sent and received by  DHMT on time  ;
  • Organise joint monitoring visit of the IMAM activities with DHMT.
  • Inform Manager on the attitude on PHU in-charges/ PHU staffs that affect the smooth running of IMAM in PHUs for the attention of DHMT

Objective 3: Reporting and planning  activities


  • Submit monthly activity plans and reports regarding your activities, problems  solutions and recommendation
  • Participate to Activity Progress Report monthly reports (narrative and quantitative)
  • Contribute to  forecast for the team PR and SRO development sent to manager
  • Ensure the availability of signing sheet for trainings  and signing of participants Ensure the signing of all donation certificates done to PHU/Hospitals
  • Respect of all Action Against Hunger procedures (HR, Logs & IT and Finances etc.) 
  • Ensure that nutrition activities are implemented with high quality
  • Alert DHMT and Action Against Hunger Nutrition Manager on all issues that have an important impact or no identified solution or need support to be solved
  • Timely and adequately reporting on nutrition program
  • Good working relations between Action Against Hunger, DHMT and Health facilities.


Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree/Diploma in nutrition, Medicine or  CHO
  • 3-4 Years’ experience in data collection and management


Required skills:

  • Good relations with other people
  • Good capacity to work in a team,
  • Capacity to manage priorities, 
  • Capacity to share knowledge and train colleagues.


Applicants should submit their application letters with two referees, CV and copies of professional certificates to:

Human Resources Manager 

Action Contre la Faim    

10 Sall Drive, Cockle bay        

Off Aberdeen Road 



Administrator East Base

Action Contre la Faim       

10 New Diversion, Old railway line         

Ojuku Junction, Lower Allen Town



Admin Base

Action Contre la Faim

Sembehun road,



Admin-Log, Kambia Bas                                                                                                                                                         

62 Hospital Road, Kambia


Or by Email:




Deadline for applications: 22nd June 2018.. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Action Contre la Faim for a written test and interview and please mark position applied for at the top right hand of envelope.


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