Nutrition Officer at Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN PROJECT)


EYN Projects respects and believes in the infinite worth of every individual. We demonstrate this belief through our development and humanitarian services to affected communities, equal employment opportunities, building and strengthening staff’s skills, and ensuring qualitative and effective service delivery.

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 3 years

Location: Borno

City: Maiduguri

Job Field: Medical / HealthcareNGO/Non-Profit

About The Job

The Nutrition Officer will be based in Borno State and will support implementation of Nutrition component under the IHA project in Borno State

The Nutrition Officer should have outstanding comprehension of the purpose and status of the project; ensure that there is accountability, and the program goals are met. Clear and timely communications and information sharing with the Field Assistants and Program Manager is required.

Main Responsibilities

The Nutrition Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct Simple Rapid Assessment (SRA) of all mothers with Children under 59 months that attend the OTP in the communities of implementation.
  • Plan and organize OTP sites in liaison with SCI Nutrition Team
  • Support the implementation of CMAM activities in the communities and outreach sites
  • Provide IYCF counselling to mothers on good maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing SC for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at SC level
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure that project activities are implemented on time effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the national protocol
  • Ensure timely identification of cases, complications, non-responders, and referrals to SC
  • Ensure correctness, consistency, and completeness of the information in the Nutrition Registry
  • Liaising with Nutrition Assistants and community volunteers to provide effective follow-up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, defaulting or not gaining weight
  • Provide weekly and monthly CMAM report to the EYN coordinator and SCI Nutrition focal person
  • Ensure adequate triage; new arrivals are a priority
  • Ensure cases not meeting admission criteria return home as early as possible and understand why their child is not admitted
  • Supervise the activities of the OTP team at the distribution point
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by teams, including admission, discharge, and transfer
  • Liaise with community mobilizer(s) to ensure comprehensive community outreach and mobilization, health education and treatment. Ensure that all messages to caregivers, community groups, leaders, and authorities are consistent and fully understood.
  • Attend regular nutrition meetings and assist in any other tasks or duties assigned
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian reliefs are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross guidelines


  • B.Sc. in Health / Public Health / Nutrition / or its equivalent
  • At least 3years experience in Nutrition/developmental work
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work (preferably CMAM) and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems


  • Proven capacity of management, leadership, and teamwork
  • The ability to multitask.
  • Adequate problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills in English and Hausa
  • Excellent knowledge of Nigerian humanitarian aid and development context
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic skills, and writing skills
  • Computer proficiency (word, excel and internet)
  • Good analytical skills, at ease with figures and data

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a CV and Cover letter in a single PDF document to

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is 15th December,2023

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified.

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