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Nutrition Supervisor needed at Care Best Initiative

Job title : Nutrition Supervisor

Job Location : Yobe

Deadline : April 22, 2024

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Job Purpose

  • The Nutrition Supervisor plays a crucial role in ensuring the effective implementation of nutrition programs.
  • They are responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and monitoring of nutrition interventions aimed at addressing malnutrition and improving the nutritional status of vulnerable populations.
  • The role requires strong leadership skills, technical expertise in nutrition, and the ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to achieve program objectives.

Job Description / Principal Accountabilities
Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Develop comprehensive nutrition intervention plans in line with program objectives and guidelines.
  • Coordinate the implementation of nutrition programs, including therapeutic feeding, supplementary feeding, and nutrition education activities.
  • Ensure timely procurement and distribution of nutrition supplies and commodities.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Establish monitoring and evaluation systems to track the progress and impact of nutrition interventions.
  • Conduct regular assessments of nutritional needs and vulnerabilities within the target population.
  • Analyse data and provide regular reports to inform programmatic decisions and adjustments.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide technical guidance and support to nutrition staff, including training and mentoring.
  • Strengthen the capacity of community health workers and volunteers to deliver nutrition services effectively.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations and identify opportunities for skill development.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure compliance with national and international standards for nutrition programming, including Sphere standards and WHO guidelines.
  • Conduct regular field visits and quality assurance checks to monitor program implementation and adherence to protocols.
  • Identify and address any gaps or challenges in service delivery to maintain program quality and effectiveness.

Key Relationships

  • Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Finance and Support Services team
  • Various staff based in all CBI core departments, as and when necessary (e.g. funding, PDA, MEAL, finance, PPA)


  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Service Providers/Stakeholders (Other NGOs)
  • Government agencies
  • Community leaders/CBOs


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in nutrition programming, preferably in a humanitarian or emergency context.
  • Strong technical knowledge of nutrition principles, including assessment, screening, and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Experience in program management, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multicultural team.
  • Proven ability to build capacity and provide training and supervision to staff and volunteers.
  • Strong understanding of nutrition principles, assessment methodologies, and program design. Proficiency in nutrition software and data analysis tools is an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to humanitarian principles and values, including neutrality, impartiality, and respect for diversity and human dignity.

Skillds (Special Training and Competencies):
General professional competencies:

  • Proven experience in computer systems and network administration
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Team management
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Training skills:

  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of the local humanitarian and security context
  • Context / Specific skills, Knowledge and experience:
  • In-depth knowledge of the Office 365 suite
  • Designing and managing IP networks
  • Bandwidth optimization and high availability techniques.
  • Knowledge of installation, configuration and maintenance of HF and VHF radios is an asset.

Performance Management:
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with CBI Human Resource and Performance Management manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The work and development plan
  • The Mid-term / End of trial period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The CBI Competency Framework.

Key Behaviours:

  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity.
  • Social and receptive (active listener).
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team, as the situation dictates.
  • Proactive and ready to take initiative.
  • Ability to assimilate and handle a wide range of information efficiently and effectively.
  • High level of stress tolerance and ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to undertake extensive field trips within the PCO working area.

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