Mobile OTP Nurse needed at International Rescue Committee

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Job title : Mobile OTP Nurse

Job Location : Adamawa

Deadline : August 09, 2024

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Job Overview/Summary

At the IRC’s OTP health facilities, the Mobile OTP nurse serves as the point of contact for nutrition care for both preventive and curative treatment. In addition to working directly with the MOH personnel on daily program matters, s/he reports to the Nutrition officer. The mobile OTP nurse will supervise the delivery of high-quality nutrition care at the OTPs and ensure that all nutrition-related duties and responsibilities are carried out in compliance with Nigeria’s national CMAM guidelines and WHO recommendations. The mobile OTP nurse will identify gaps in the program and take the necessary steps to address those gaps. S/he provides assistance in planning, implementing and monitoring of high impact interventions and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached population groups. In addition, provide coordinated support and technical assistance to the Nutrition Department and management of on-going programmes and establishing nutrition surveillance systems. He/She will directly supervise program staffs working at OTPs including MOH staff, CHVs, MAMA MUAC mothers, and support groups members and as well work hand in hand with nutrition officer staff.

Major Responsibilities

Programming

  • With the support of Nutrition officer, the Mobile OTP nurse ensure Nutrition activities in the OTP clinics are implemented and running smoothly, including active case finding, screening, treatment and referral of malnourished children.
  • He/she will supervise patients’ health education sessions conducted by community support structures at OTP sites.
  • Ensure OTP protocols are strictly adhered in treating malnourished cases.
  • With the support of CHVs, organize case finding to identify malnourished children at community level
  • Provide health education and information on prevention and treatment of malnutrition, hygiene and sanitation to the caregivers
  • Assist/Support health facility staff in compilation of monthly data reports and preparation of monthly health and nutrition supplies inventories and requests.
  • Support the acute malnutrition management activities including training and supportive supervisory activities to ensure the Outpatient Therapeutic Care Programme (OTP) are operational and offering an integrated package of nutrition services.
  • Provide regular and consistent technical assistance during implementation to health workers at health facilities and community outreaches.
  • Provide regular feedback on nutrition activities of the program.
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the MOH staff including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the various components of the program.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program work plan.
  • Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipment’s’ movements such as deliveries, storage, transport and utilization at the site level
  • Provide regular supervision and technical support to health facility staff including participation in monitoring and impact analysis of the project.
  • Performed any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to:  Nutrition Officer

Indirect/Technical Reporting: Senior Nutrition Officer

Position directly Supervises: NA

Qualifications

Education:

  • BSc/HND in Nursing/Nutrition; College Diploma in Nutrition/Nursing /midwifery; relevant program with emphasis in Nutrition

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 Years work experience in Nutrition programs both at clinic and community-based programs and other primary Health care components is preferable
  • At least one year working experience in Maternal, Infant & Young Child feeding program
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Nutrition Program, focusing on CMAM and MIYCN
  • Previous experience working with community structures including CHVs, MTMSG and MTMC
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience delivering Nutrition trainings to health and other program related staff using national or WHO guidelines
  • NGO work experience is an advantage
  • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible, and adaptability to transitions.

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