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Merlin
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Nutrition Assistant Job


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Job ID:

184

Location:

Thatta, si, Pakistan 

Category:

Project Management
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Job Views:

1752

Employment Type:

Full time, Permenent

Posted:

02.24.2015
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Occupations:

Project-Program Management: Project Management

Job Description:

Main Purpose of the Role:

· Registration and management of Malnourished Children (less then 5yrs) and Pregnant & Lactating Women as per CMAM guidelines under direct supervision of the Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator.

· Registration of Children aged up to 02 years in CCT (Conditional Cash Transfer) component of the project.

· Support to establish and maintain linkages with Stabilization Center at DHQ Hospital Thatta.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the proper screening, assessment and registration of children (< 5yrs) and Pregnant & Lactating women as per CMAM guidelines.
  • Responsible for management of moderately & severely acute malnourished children (< 5yrs) and Pregnant & Lactating women and maintenance of records at HFs.
  • Follow the CMAM management guidelines for the treatment of moderate and severe acute malnutrition (without complications) in children (< 5yrs) and Pregnant & Lactating women.
  • Ensure Proper care, packing and distribution of nutrition commodities to the registered and deserving patients as per CMAM guidelines.
  • Ensure the timely referral of severely acute malnourished children with complications to the stabilization center.
  • Coordinate with the SC staff and follow up the status of the referred children.
  • To provide appropriate counseling support to the mothers/guardians for availing the curative services at SC.
  • To register the children up to 02 years of age in the CCT component of the project.
  • Prepare and submit timely Supply Request for SFP & OTP supplies.

· To promote the importance of nutrition in the community especially targeting woman and children under 05 years of age.

  • To Promote IYCF (Infant & Young Child Feeding) practices in the community.
  • Provide technical support to Lady Health Workers (LHWs), Lady Health Supervisors (LHSs) and Community Resource Person (CRPs).
  • To conduct outreach activities in the catchments of the health facility in order to maximize the coverage.
  • To keep close coordination with Merlin PHC team, MoH and PPHI staff at health facility level.
  • Ensure timely submission of reports.
  • The employee may be required to perform other tasks, take on other responsibilities and work in other locations, depending on the needs of the project.

Job Requirements:

· Qualified Nurse/LHV having a registration with Pakistan nursing council (PNC).

· Experience of working in CMAM Program.

· Minimum 1 Year experience in International organizations, local NGO or government health facility

· Fluent in Urdu and Sindhi

· Experience in nutrition services, dispensing and vaccination will be an advantage.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Willingness to travel extensively in the different areas, as needed

· Preference will be given to locale applicants of Thatta district.

 

DESIRABLE

 

· Good knowledge of Nutrition.

· Previous working experience in a nutrition related program with INGO/NGO.