Nutrition Officer in Abuja, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager Nutrition/Fortification, the Program Officer implements, monitors and evaluate HKI Nigeria’s nutrition programs and projects in accordance with national protocols and policies.


Technical Capacity


   Liaise with the nutrition unit of the State Ministry of Health to develop annual nutrition strategic plans

    Provide technical assistance to and support implementation of nationwide bi-annual VAS through Child Health Days/Weeks and integration of VAS into routine care

    Implement and monitor programs to support scaling up of infant and young child nutrition at state and local government levels

    Maintain regular communication with other state nutrition program partners

    Facilitate program planning and review meetings on vitamin A supplementation

    Collaborate with partners to develop IEC strategies and tools to support nutrition programs

    Actively participate in key relevant national and state level nutrition technical forums

    Work closely with State Nutrition Officers to strengthen technical reporting in accordance with defined reporting schedule and program indicators

    Track program progress using mutually agreed indicators, targets, and recommend remedial action to keep programs on course

    Contribute to and support the maintenance of an updated data base of COPs, technical and program reports including site visits, monthly reports, quarterly and annual reports

    Participate in research to increase VAS coverage and other nutrition interventions

    Support the capacity building of nutrition program officers on relevant nutrition interventions


    Demonstrates technical knowledge pertaining to job requirement

    Able to work under pressure minimal supervision and able to meet up deadlines

    Ability to use computer software such as Microsoft office, internet

    Must possess good interpersonal skills and a good team player

    Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentially


    Minimum of Masters degree in Nutrition, Food and Dietetics  or Bachelors in Nutrition plus a Masters in Public Health or similar related field

    Minimum of 2 years experience

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