Location: Cameroon
Closing date: 31 May 2008
Job Description

Supervisor: Country Director/ Medical Director

The primary responsibility of the Nutritionist is to provide some hands-on care and upgrade the skills and knowledge of local counter parts and/or community health workers in the areas of nutrition.

1. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition programs
2. Assist malnourished populations
3. Prepare food for minimum nutritional benefit
4. Assess dietary treatment of diarrhea
5. Conduct weight for height comparison surveys
6. Establish and manage supplemental and therapeutic feeding programs for infants, young children, pregnant and lactating women, the sick and elderly
7. Integrate nutrition with other health and related programs
8. Coordinate and collaborate with other sectors (micro-credit, education, agriculture, etc) as appropriate.
9. Develop proposals for funding nutritional programs, and write project/program reports
10. Provide technical assistance to IMC staff and other collaborating agencies such as MOH, CBOs, local NGOs etc.
11. Assist in developing formal and informal training materials to build the capacity of refugees and the host population in health and nutrition
12. Develop a monitoring and evaluation system for the program
13. Submit weekly statistic and the monthly narrative report to the team leader and HTU at headquarters in DC
14. Ensure that food stock and the nutritional equipment are in place on a monthly basis

1. Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of relevant work experience (minimum 2 years in developing country or international development program
2. Experience in Primary Health Care and therapeutic and supplementary feeding projects required
3. Strong organizational and supervisory skills;
4. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments, the ability to analyze and prioritize needs.
5. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
6. Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
7. Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
8. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
9. Excellent decision making skills.
10. Must work independently under difficult conditions.
11. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
12. Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, counterparts, Ministry of Health, IMC headquarters office.
Language Skills:
1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, technical and non-technical English and French language documents and manuals.
2. Fluency in French required
3. Ability to write reports, and manuals.
4. Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players

Work Environment:
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in precarious places. The employee could occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions. There may be no telephones, air conditioning, central heating or electricity in the home or work place.
Vacancies Contact
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