Job Opportunity : Field Nutrition Assistant

Job Opportunity : Field Nutrition Assistant

Field Nutrition Assistant

Date: 03-Aug-2021

Location: Mora & Garoua, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.



Field Nutrition Assistant.

Functional Area

Program-Maroua & Garoua PIIA North & Far-North Emergency Response Area

Reports to

Nutrition District Supervisor & PIIAM


Mora & Garoua

Travel required


Effective Date



Dimensions of the Role

The nutrition assistant in the field is responsible for the community management of activities, the overall daily supervision of all the community component of the projects in the extreme-North emergency intervention zone, as well as ensuring the implementation and the achievement of project objectives on time in terms of quality. Strengthen the implementation of the project's community activities through monitoring by community relays who will be under its supervision: this will include, among others:

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

1/The Field Nutrition Assistant will among many other tasks perform the following;

Reinforce project’s activities through outreach activities using community relays and women’s group to;

Community mobilisation;
Mastery of the care and nutrition of children in the nutritional home as well as the management of a positive deviance home
Continuous Screening;
Support in the rehabilitation centers;(foyers de deviance positive
Educative talk on Nutrition and hygiene and ENA;
Cooking démonstrations;
Distribution of nutritional Product (Superceral)
Referral of MAS to relevant structures after screening;
Support Home visits with community relays to verify the preparation, storage and use of nutritional products.
Verify cases of non-respondent to the treatment, Abandons etc…;
General monitoring of community activities of the project;
Liaise with the District Supervisor, Project Coordinator to ensure the quality and federation of nutrition actions within the districts;
Ensure that the Community Animators have a well mastery of the anthropometric measurements and equipped to screen malnutrition;
Ensure proper and effective Distribution of Food stuffs to patients;
Oversee the post and pré-distribution processes and prepare the next distribution;
Collects and consolidates reports for chief relays;
Support the District Supervisor for the Organization of regular jointed meeting with stakeholders to be able to exchange vital information on the project;
2/ Reinforce capacity of existing community relays in his/her zone of intervention*;

3/Involve as much as possible the representative of the Ministry of health in all project’s activities;

4/Create good collaboration channel with all stockholders;

5/Reinforce the link between MAS, MAM and BSF/DPF programs;

6/Ensure the appropriation of the project through capacity enhancement of local dialogue structures;

Ensures project completion on time;
Prepares status report of the construction;
Adherence to organizational policies on Child Protection, IT, Gender, Anti-Fraud and Corruption, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing, Human Resources policies and procedures;
Communications and Working Relationships:


The holder of the position has no authorization and will liaise with PIIA’s finance and Administrative department for all related finance and administrative procedures under the leadership of the Nutrition Project Coordinator. But his proactiveness will be key in planning and implementation of activities in the field.

Communications and Working Relationships:

The Field Nutrition Assistant should maintain a good collaboration and communication with technical and financial partners (WFP, UNHCR) at field level also with local authorities, community leaders, DMOs, Chief of health’s structures and local nutrition focal points.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Education: State Register Nurse or related courses;(IDE ou equivalent)

  • Experience in monitoring, the DPF approach (setting up the home, monitoring additional activities, community gardens etc. ...
  • Experience in monitoring and implementing BSFP activities
  • At least one (1) year of experience in working for a reputable international humanitarian and development organization.
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in nutrition (working in DPF will be an advantage)
  • Experience of working with institutional donors/fundraisers (WFP)
  • Experience of working in zones where security issues are a concern
  • Experience in motorbike driving (motorcycle license required


  • Know the Local languages (Mandara, Fulfulde, Arabe)
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Ability to work under pressure, in remote area, in zones were security issues is a concern
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supportive supervision to the community relay;
  • Approved skills in effective management of teams and / or group of people;
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working conditions;
  • Knowledge of disaster risk reduction is an asset and is desirable;
  • Knowledge of education and the principle of DRR an asset;
  • Excellent written and spoken French with: written and spoken English language is an advantage;
  • Ability to work in emergency situations.
Level of Contact with Children:

High level: Frequent interaction with children


• PLAN's recruitment process includes 3 key steps:

• A preselection on the basis of the file submitted (only candidates whose skills and experience correspond to the profile described in the offer will be selected for the written test);

• A written technical test;

• An oral interview;

• For each stage, only the selected candidates are contacted;

• Applications (including a CV, a cover letter, certificate if available, last Diploma and CNI as well as 03 references) must be submitted and / or deposited at the booth of PLAN INTERNATIONAL Maroua office, at PLAN International Mora sub-office (Social Affairs Delegation of Mora), Mokolo (behind the prefecture)

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT ON JULY 13, 2021 AT 4.30 p.m. at the latest to the attention of: Head of Human Resources Department, PLAN INTERNATIONAL Cameroon

Only selected candidates will be contacted by PLAN INTERNATIONAL in order to carry out tests and interviews

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Physical Environment

• Normal office work conditions;

• Field visits to communities of work across the NW and SW Regions

Level of contact with children

Mid contact- the job responsibilities of this position does will require the post holder to occasionally have any one-to-one contact with children.

We strongly encourage female applicants.

Location: Mora & Garoua

Type of Role:

Reports to:


Closing Date: 10th August 2021


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