Stabilization Centre Officer at Action Against Hunger


Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

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Job Title: Stabilization Centre Officer

Location: Potiskum, Yobe
Employment type: Full time
Department: Programmes – Health & Nutrition
Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview & Job Description
Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim – ACF) began operations in Nigeria in 2010 in response to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, focusing on integrated programming and looking at the Nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. In 2011, we expanded our work to begin implementing nutrition development projects in Jigawa and in Yobe. Following the crises in Northeast Nigeria, we further expanded our operations in Borno State in 2014 in response to the crisis to address the Nutrition, Health, Food security & livelihoods, WASH, and shelter needs of conflict-affected communities. We are operational in 11 Local Government Areas of Borno, 12 in Yobe and 3 in Jigawa.

ACF is looking for a Stabilization Centre Officer who, in collaboration with the Stabilization Center Manager, will ensure the proper functioning of the Therapeutic Feeding Centre and will coordinate with nutrition SC manager regarding challenges, issues faced at the centre for timely and appropriate decision making.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the centre is functioning properly, providing care of high quality including medical diagnosis and treatment of SAM children with medical complications
  • To ensure that the referred SAM children from other health facilities or community health workers are re-diagnosed and documented appropriately.
  • To ensure that the admission criteria into a stabilization centre according to the national CMAM Protocol and WHO guidelines are followed.
  • Support the stabilization centre medical team on deciding the malnutrition status of SAM children and referrals to other components of CMAM (SC/OTP/SFP) by ensuring strict compliance with the recommended discharge criteria.
  • Ensure appropriate diagnosis and monitoring of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration, severe anaemia, take timely action to prevent and treat those complications using the protocol strictly in collaboration with SC doctors.
  • Follow up of the anthropometric measurement of the children (weight, MUAC, checking bilateral edema and W/H percentage) to ensure consistent weight gain in collaboration with the team.
  • Follow up of the hygiene and sanitation rules in the centre and ensure PPE are always available and are being used.
  • Identification of absence and defaulters from stabilization centre and follow up through the volunteer’s network and/or outreach staff.
  • Ensure that adequate supplies are available in stabilization centres in collaboration with the SC manager
  • Ensure that daily record/tally on the utilization of each medicine and therapeutic feeding product used in SC are available.
  • Prepare weekly / monthly utilization, requisition and stock report for therapeutic feeding products, medicines and medical equipment with validation from the SC manager
  • Ensure that all information from initial diagnosis and previous diagnosis/treatments (if referred from OTP) of SAM children coming to the centre are captured in the CCP card and admission register.
  • Ensure that all data collection tools (i.e. screening registers, patient registers, patient CCP card, patient feeding chart, patient’s diagnosis test reports etc.) are regularly updated and always available at the centre.
  • Compile and analyze the data and determine the performance of the centre, share the monthly Activity Progress Report with the SC manager.
  • Regularly report and coordinate with nutrition SC manager regarding challenges, issues faced at the centre for timely and appropriate decision making.
  • Organize and conduct weekly medical meetings with the team to discuss mortality review and case study.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, Nursing, RN Nurse, Public Health, Nutrition or related degree with SC experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in in-patient management of SAM cases with Medical Complications and CMAM programmes implementation
  • Valid and current practising license.
  • Excellent report-writing skills is required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Hausa and/or Kanuri
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Team management experience with similar programs
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aims, values and principles.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN236,595 per month

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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