Overview

Vacancy Announcement(3 Position’s)

Nutrition Nurse

OrganizationGREDO– Gargaar Relief and Development Organization
Position TitleNutrition Nurse(3 Position’s) 
Location/Duty StationHudur- Bakool
Announcing Date07/12/2019
Closing Date13/12/2019
Starting DateASAP
Commitment to DiversityGREDO is an equal opportunities employer.
Submission Email:recruitment@gredosom.org

Organizational Background

GREDO is an indigenous local NGO.  Non-profit non-partial, non- political and voluntary organization based in Baidoa. To reach the most affected grass-root communities in Bay and Bakool regions and lower Shebelle effectively and efficiently, the necessity of local partnership in relief program appeared. Responding to the partnership need, a group of Somali intellectuals and well-wishers initiated in December 1992 a local non-governmental organization called Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO) the organization has implemented during these period different projects including relief and emergency programs and later improved into rehabilitation and developmental programs.

Job Purpose

  • To ensure that every beneficiary receives an adequate medical examination, the required routine and prescribed medication and referral for additional treatment, as appropriate and according to the protocols
  • To assist the nutrition Officer in supporting staff supervision and follow of beneficiary referrals to Stabilization Centre
Activities
  • To strictly follow IMAM guidelines
  • To ensure that each beneficiary receives a routine medical examination
  • To ensure that each beneficiary receives the routine medication
  • To ensure that any beneficiary requiring further medical assistance is referred to the nearest medical Centre in accordance with protocols
  • To record all symptoms of beneficiaries and medication given and complete the child’s card at every visit
  • To keep an up to date record of all medication used and be responsible for stock management and reporting (distribution monitoring, use of non-expired drugs, stock ordering etc.).
  • To ensure that local customs relating to privacy are adhered to
  • To handle the beneficiaries in a sensitive and reassuring manner
  • To ensure that the sites are left in a clean manner
  • To ensure that all equipment is in good working order and cleaned after the distribution, ready for the next distribution
  • To report any problems or broken equipment to the Nutrition Officer immediately
  • To prepare any necessary reports as requested by the Nutrition Officer
  • To attend training as requested
  • To attend team meetings on a regular basis
  • To ensure that mothers respect basic hygiene principles
  • To ensure that waste (medical and non medical) is appropriately disposed of
  • To be responsible for ensuring water availability for hands / body and clothes washing
  • To respect secure storage for medication and food and proper record keeping
  • To ensure caretakers receive basic health education in feeding, hygiene and health
  • To ensure adherence to protocols (including admission and exit criteria, anthropometry, medical and therapeutic feeding treatment), individual patient record management, care and support of the caretakers, psychosocial care of the beneficiary, care of infants <6 months, health and nutrition education, record keeping
  • To supervise two nutrition workers and one Community Mobiliser in the area
  • To undertake other tasks as requested by the Nutrition Officer

Person specification

Essential

  • Qualified nurse
  • Nutrition programme, primary health care or community health experience
  • Proven capacity in management and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their careers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Demonstrable ability to write reports
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Previous experience of work with humanitarian agencies
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally OTP), including monitoring and evaluation

Child Protection

The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people

Integrity: Honest, encourages openness, transparency and sincere.    All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3 referees) to                  recruitment@gredosom.organd indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for application deadline is 13/12/2019.

Local candidates are encouraged to apply

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

GREDO is an equal opportunities employer