Vacancy Announcement Nutrition Nurse/ OTP Nurse (6 Positions)

Full Time
Posted 9 months ago

Organization: Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO
Position Title: Nutrition Nurse/OTP Nurse
Location/Duty Station: Afgoye District, Lower Shabelle
Announcing Date: 29/05/2023
Closing Date: 12/06/2023
Project Duration:12 months Contract with possibility of extension to availability of
funds and satisfactory job performance.

Commitment to Diversity: APCO is an equal opportunities employer.
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Organizational Background

Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO) is a local non-governmental, nonprofit making organization founded in 1998, which supports vulnerable
populations, affected by humanitarian crises in Somalia. APCO provides
continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of
post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target
populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce
vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects
of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach
adapted to each context.
In partnership with Somali Humanitarian Fund (SHF), APCO is implementing a
Nutrition program, titled Provision of lifesaving nutrition assistance for droughtaffected population in Afgoye district, Lower Shabelle. So, APCO is looking for
a professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team
player to fill the Nutrition project manager.

Job Purpose
The nutrition Nurse will provide supplementary treatment for actual severe
malnutrition. He/She is expected to provide Hight standards of promoting
optimum nutrition for preventing malnutrition and working under the guidance
and supervision of the nutrition officer will be directly responsible for the day-today implementation of the project and 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 and will assist the nutrition Officer in supporting staff supervision and
follow of beneficiary referrals to Stabilization Centre


  • 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

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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

Experience in emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of
feeding programmes (ideally OTP), including monitoring and evaluation
Core Values and Critical Competencies.
Respect Integrity Transparency &
Commitment Excellence Diversity
Initiating Action Facilitating Change Team Mobilization
Stress Tolerance Collaboration Coaching and
Adaptability Negotiation Conflict Management
Child Protection and Safeguarding
The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact
with children or young people and APCO as an organization has the dignity of
protecting and safeguarding children by giving awareness, protection reporting and
taking action.
How to apply
All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3
referees) to and indicate the position applied for in the
subject. The deadline for application deadline is 12/06/2023.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
APCO is an equal opportunities employer

Job Features

Job CategoryNutrition

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