Nutrition Specialist Lagos Island

Posted by Dimax Private Lagos Island
Type of contract: Permanent
Salary: 150,000 NGN
• Job Type: Full Time
• Qualification: BA/BSc/HND/MSc/MA
• Experience: 1- 3 years
• Location: Lagos
• Job Field: Medical / Health

Project Description
• This project is geared towards improving the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in Nigeria by improving the productivity of their cattle and integrating them into the formal dairy value chain in Nigeria.
• The Project also includes a nutrition component which is geared towards improving nutrition outcomes in smallholder farming communities.
• The project seeks to boost the yields and incomes of smallholder farmers, increase nutrition outcomes in Nigeria.
Role Summary
• The role of the Nutrition Specialist is to serve as the project’s technical advisor on nutrition activities, as well as to manage and lead the execution of a holistic nutrition study that will assess the nutrition situation in smallholder farming communities in Northern and Southern Nigeria.
• He/she will be required to manage sub-grantees recruited to support the nutrition study which will comprise of a baseline assessment incorporating anthropometric and related health indications to assess malnutrition levels; an in-depth assessment of food basket and consumption patterns among smallholder farming communities to uncover dependencies or causalities influencing the malnutrition situation; testing and investigation of approaches to address malnutrition and influence improved nutrition outcomes.
• These program activities will be undertaken with dairy products as a central theme.
• The Nutrition Specialist will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders including private sector companies involved in the project, sub-grantees, rural community leaders, development organizations active in nutrition issues, civil service organizations (CSOs) and stakeholders at the federal and state ministries of agriculture and health in Nigeria.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• In coordination with Project Management Office (PMO), partner dairy processors, the Nutrition Specialist will plan, design and lead the execution of the nutrition study in smallholder farming communities in Northern and Southern Nigeria.
• She/he will oversee the development of harmonized, methodologies, approaches and instruments for conducting the Nutrition Study.
• In coordination with the Project Manager, oversee the organization of two stakeholder meetings in Lagos and Abuja to share the results of the nutrition study and obtain buy-in for proposed nutrition interventions
• Oversee the development of regular progress reports on the nutrition studies for the PMO and project funder use.
• Oversee the development of interim and final project reports from the nutrition studies for onward submission to the project funder and other stakeholders in the public, private and development sectors.
Relationship Management:
• Develop and maintain relations with a wide variety of private, public and international stakeholders working on malnutrition, agriculture-nutrition and food security related issues to ensure coordination of activities, support best practices, and build partnerships.
• Represent the Project on technical working groups focused on nutrition issues including initiatives such as the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) working group.
• Build relationships and partnerships with a wide range of Government officials including ministerial directors at the national level, state and local levels, and representatives from multiple ministries at the management, technical and administrative levels.
Minimum Qualification and Requirements
Candidates should have:
• Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Food Security, Health Science, International Development or other related field with at least one year of work experience in a similar capacity working on food security and nutrition issues in Nigeria or Abroad.
• Bachelor’s Degree and HND in Nutrition, Food Security, Health Science, International Development or other related field with at least one year of work experience in related fields of which should have been in a similar capacity working on food security and nutrition issues.
• Strong program management skills and high level of analytical skills in planning and project implementation
• Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
• Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
• Ability to interact directly and independently with senior management of technical partners and senior government officials.
• Ability to formulate and present expert analyses from personal observations, surveys, journal articles, and other documents, and demonstrated ability to express views clearly and logically before groups and individuals verbally or in writing
• Understanding of the social and cultural contexts that underpin smallholder farming communities in Nigeria.
• Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
• Proficiency in the English language (required).
• Position based: Lagos (Project Management Office) with frequent travel to project sites across Nigeria, including North as will be required.
Interested applicants should forward their CV to
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  • Published: 26 Feb 2017 - 20:09
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