Nutrition Officer at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Borno

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Nutrition Officer will be the main reference on the field for the Nutrition activities and contents supervision and definition; he/she will collaborate with the Project Manager to coordinate the team and the activities and directly contribute in the execution of all the tasks linked to the Food Security and Nutrition project when needed.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, he/she:

  • Coordinate regular project activities guaranteeing the smooth implementation according to the project work plan with particular regard to the Nutrition activities;
  • Assist in the management / supervision / monitoring of IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) activities;
  • Contribute to the development of IYCF messages and IEC material for nutrition campaign, tailored to local needs;
  • Develop the tools for the Nutrition surveys to be rolled out at the beginning and end of the project;
  • Design, execute and supervise the training addressed to the communities focusing on the Nutrition subjects; train community focal points on key nutrition messages;
  • Contribute in reporting about all the initiatives regarding the Nutrition activities;
  • Collaborate in building a database of the beneficiaries of the overall project (from Food Security activities to MUAC screening, training and other Nutrition activities);
  • Participate in nutrition related coordination forums, working groups, and technical meetings and activities at state level;
  • Assist in the consolidation of nutrition information from surveys and surveillance, and in the generation of analytical reports;
  • Provide technical support and guidance to future programme development and project documents;
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager in the field activities execution and managing any staff issues that may require disciplinary actions, mediation etc according to COOPI guidelines;
  • Collaborates with the Field Logistics Coordinator to use efficiently and effectively the logistics resources of the field (car, stationary, office supplies);
  • Support the Project Manager with any ad hoc information compilation for donor specific reports of for internal reporting and requests from the field;
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Project Manager;
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to COOPI management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties to maintain/enhance the security environment for COOPI programs.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Biology or other related field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context as Nutrition Officer or similar
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct, understands other international development guidelines
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)


  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (inclusive of: CV (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), Minimum of three qualified reference contacts) to: specifying in the e-mail subject: “Application for Nutrition Officer”.


  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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