Nutrition Intern at Save the Children Nigeria

Posted on

Save the Children is the main impartial group for kids in want, with applications in over 120 international locations. We save kids’s lives. We combat for his or her rights. We assist them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria as a result of one in 5 kids in Nigeria dies earlier than their fifth birthday. About 40% of kids miss out on college and need to work to outlive whereas almost 2 million kids have misplaced one or each dad and mom to an AIDS-related illness.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Nutrition Intern

Job ID: 220002PZ
Location: Oyo
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Programme Operations
Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
Staff instantly reporting to this submit: None
Grade: 7

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  The duties of this submit could require the submit holder to have common contact with kids and younger individuals. In the abroad context all posts are thought-about to be stage 3.

Role Purpose

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of vitamin actions within the ANRIN Project within the following cluster of LGAs within the States:- Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • With assist from the Nutrition Specialist, guarantee goal beneficiaries (pregnant girls, moms/caregivers of kids lower than 24months, kids 6 – 59months) entry and make the most of out there vitamin providers.
  • Engage with group well being focal factors, group volunteers in cluster LGAs to implement high quality vitamin interventions/supply of vitamin providers for the programme, which incorporates:
    • Counselling of moms/caregivers of kids 0-23 months of age on improved behaviors associated to maternal, toddler and younger youngster feeding, notably early, unique and continued breastfeeding, applicable complementary feeding, and early stimulation.
    • Distribution of micronutrient powders monthly amongst kids 6-23 months to enhance the standard of complementary feeding.
    • Iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation for pregnant girls by particularly addressing limitations that inhibit girls from taking a full course of IFA tablets throughout being pregnant via counseling throughout ante-natal care classes.
    • Intermittent preventive therapy for malaria throughout ante-natal care by pregnant girls.
    • Provision of zinc/oral rehydration resolution (ORS) for therapy of diarrhea amongst kids 6-59 months of age.
    • Provision of vitamin A supplementation amongst kids 6-59 months of age.
    • Provision of deworming tablets amongst kids 12-59 months of age.
  • Supervise actions of group well being focal factors, group volunteers in cluster LGAs.
  • Work with MEAL group in beneficiary verification and contribute to numerous mission Reports
  • Ensure programme approaches and implementation are delicate to cultural and gender dynamics.
  • Provide technical help LGA groups and Health Workers on vitamin, with a specific deal with growth of efficient methodologies to enhance well being and vitamin data, attitudes and practices.
  • Conduct comply with up monitoring of nutrition-related actions and doc findings to feed into improved programming
  • Support strengthening of data circulation between State and LGA.

Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to the event and/or adaptation of coaching supplies.
  • Facilitate on vitamin trainings in mission areas for CHFPs and CVs.
  • Develop coaching plans for Health Workers, CHFPs and CVs based mostly on recognized wants.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure well timed assortment, compilation and evaluation of high quality knowledge in addition to manufacturing of quantitative and qualitative experiences relating to vitamin actions within the Programme.
  • Provide technical evaluation of programme experiences consistent with the M&E framework.
  • Work carefully with the MEAL group to make sure that knowledge are captured in an accurate and correct method.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent SCI in related LGA stage boards for vitamin in coordination with different Partners.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required via correction of knowledge and data and sharing with the Project group.


  • Comply with Save the Children insurance policies and apply with respect to youngster safety, code of conduct, well being and security, equal alternatives and different related insurance policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equal in a related self-discipline (Health/Public Health/Nutrition).
  • Demonstrable capability at report writing.
  • Excellent communication abilities and a willingness to be respectful, variety, delicate and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Most be Resident in and accustomed to the cluster of LGAs (Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa).
  • Experience in group based mostly interventions in Western a part of Nigeria is a bonus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Yoruba.
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work in partnership with authorities and growth companions
  • Good interpersonal abilities
  • Prepared to dwell and work in an unsure safety atmosphere
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s goals, values and ideas.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of duty
  • High stage of accuracy in work, and skill to analyse advanced units of relationships and conditions
  • Holds self and others accountable


  • Creating best-in-class EA perform
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


  • Working successfully with stakeholders to realize widespread objectives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Builds and maintains efficient relationships, with their group, colleagues, members and exterior companions
  • Approachable, good listener, simple to speak to


  • Designing simpler admin and worth for cash programs
  • Willing to take disciplined dangers


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest ranges of integrity.

Application Closing Date
fifteenth April, 2022.

Leave a Reply