Nutrition Project Assistant (3)

Nutrition Project Assistant – 3 Positions (Aden & Lahj)


With support from the Health and Nutrition Coordinator and Officer, the Nutrition Project Assistant is responsible for implementation of the nutrition components of the integrated project at district level through managing and mobilizing large scale Community Volunteers. The Nutrition Project Assistants are soly responsible to build the technical capacity of Community Volunteers, supporting them in defining community volunteer’s day to day work planning, coaching and mentoring of community volunteers through hands on training/facilitation of group sessions/individual sessions on IYCF, health seeking and hygiene behaviours in targeted locations. Reviewing reports of community volunteers, compilation of reports and analysing progress for provision of feedback are major roles of Nutrition Project Assistants. 

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Project planning, implementation and Management

  • Collaborate with DHOs in identification and training of Community Volunteers in the targeted locations under responsibilities.
  • Guide and support Community Volunteers in identifying and registering children U5, PLWs in their respective catchment areas (record families with/without cash assistance).
  • Support Community Volunteers in developing community sessions plans on IYCF, Hygiene and health seeking behaviors as well as individual monthly follow ups for Cash assited children U5, PLWs.
  • Support and work with Community Volunteers, community leaders to identify and establish community kitchen in targeted locations.
  • Support Community Volunteers and group members in organizing cooking demonstration sessions on a bi-weekly basis. Provide necessary supplies required to establish the kitchen and for cooking demonstration sessions.
  • Support community volunteers in carrying out regular monthly MUAC screening, and refer acutely malnourished boys, girls and PLWs to nearest health facilities for treatment. Coordinate with health facilities for smooth referrals and admissions.
  • Devleop referral tree with phone numbers and contact information and support Community Volunteers to ensure arrival and admissions of beneficiaries.
  • Engage and participate with FSL team in selection of beneficiaries to ensure that nutrition sensitive criteria are followed and implemented.
  • Provide day to day technical support, coaching to community volunteers on project specific work (Facilitation of IYCF group sessions, formation of community groups for cooking demonstration, assessing breastfeeding and complementary feeding issues and providing counselling, detection and referrals of acute malnutrition, people with sickness etc.)
  • Manage community volunteer networks, their day to day work, attendance and payments of incentives and programmatic supply needs.
  • Estimate programme supply needs and support Health and Nutrition Officer to raise PRs
  • Support Health and Nutrition Officer in Coordination and organize training sessions with MoPHP or internal teams.
  • Coordinate with other programs in targeted districts to ensure referrals of beneficiaries as required thorugh mapping out services available, and regular meetings with partners at district level.

Project Monitoring and Reporting

  • Closely follow the project work plan, support community volunteers in defining monthly priorities and activities.
  • Monitor quality of nutrition services provided by Community Volunteers using technical checklist and Quality Benchmark.
  • Regularly check on data recording into the registers or attendance and provide support in correcting errors/mistakes.
  • Collect monthly reports from Community Volunteers compile it for the district and provide summary analysis to Health and Nutrition Officer
  • Closely work with project data entry teams for finalization of data entry in reportins systems (IMPACT).
  • Actively participate in monthly project review meeting with Nutrition and FSL teams, provide inputs in identifying gaps and define priorities for projects.
  • Raise technical issues and challenges to Health and Nutrition Programme coordinator and Manager for technical support and problem solving.
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the nutrition coordinator.
  • Assist in any other tasks when required.


  • Diploma, nutrition or equivalent; (nursing\ medical qualification desirable).
  • At least 1 year of Experience of emergency nutrition work particulary in CMAM implementation.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill.
  • Good computer skill including MS.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”

تاريخ النشر: ٢٧ ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠
الناشر: Yemen HR jobs
تاريخ النشر: ٢٧ ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠
الناشر: Yemen HR jobs