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Position Title: Nutrition Officer
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Nutrition Officer

Organization for Health Promotion and Management(OHPM)

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Position Title: Nutrition Officer

2021-10-20        Paktika       Full Time        31

Job Location: Paktika
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per Organization salary scale
Vacancy Number: OHPM-PKT-083
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Sharana
Organization: Organization for Health Promotion and Management(OHPM)
Years of Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience in related field.
Contract Duration: One Year
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Medical Doctor,MPH preferred
Close date: 2021-10-20

About Organization for Health Promotion and Management(OHPM):

Organization for Health Promotion and Management (OHPM) is a non-political, non-partisan, nonprofit and independent civil society organization. OHPM is a joint mission of experienced public health specialists, trainers, volunteers and researchers who have been working in technical and managerial positions with national and international NGOs and Charity providers since more than a decade.
OPHM is committed to promote the lives of communities through provision of comprehensive and standardized health, education and development services; conducting trainings, researches, surveys and evaluations independently and/or collaboratively at local, national and international levels that would ultimately result in a sustainable well-being and self-reliance of vulnerable communities /age groups (Especially of the women of reproductive age and under five children).
OHPM selected by the MOPH and is responsible to delivering the SEHATMANDI BPHS&EPHS in PAKTIKA, KHOST and KANADHAR provinces according to established and agreed targets (for quality and coverage), and thereby contribute to achieving the goals of the Ministry of Public Health which are to: (i) reduce maternal and newborn mortality; (ii) reduce under 5 mortality, improve child health and nutrition. SEHAT II project is funded by USAID through Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund under System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition phase-II. The project duration is 36 months starting from July 1st 2015

Job Descriptions:

The Nutrition officer provides high quality technical assistance and support to technical staff and Health Facilities staff; he/she will work to increase health facility staff capacity to deliver appropriate services to improve women and children nutritional status. 

Regular supervision of health facility staff (midwives, nurses and head of health facilities) to ensure proper delivery of nutritional services (prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment).Overall management of SAM, MAM, IYCF, Iron and micronutrient distribution, TSFP and IMAM in the HFs Ensure the staff level of knowledge and identify their needs for training.

Follow up of breast feeding and breast feeding substitutes in HFs Follow up of Growth/Monitoring of all children and screening of mother’s nutritional status coming to HFs and HPs. Follow up of Hygiene (latrines or toilets) and safe drinking water in all HFs. Provide the Health facility Staff with high quality technical support and on-job training in field of nutrition and health.

Conduct training in field of Nutrition and Health for Health facilities staff and if required for CHWs Inspire the medical staff in daily malnutrition screening and proper nutritional consultation in health facilities. Help the technical team in setting the target indicators for nutritional/health up to the end of project.

Evaluate progress towards indicators and find the gap against progress.   

Ensure timely and appropriately reporting by Health facilities. Ensure transfer of updated policies and guidelines related to Nutrition to all Health Facility staff and Health Posts.

Ensure enough equipment required for quality Nutritional service provision in HFs.

Ensure every child under 5 is going for growth monitoring and have the Growth monitoring chart.

Ensure every PLW is receiving IYCF consultation in HFs and HPs coordination with reproductive health officer and CBHC Officer.

Coordinate with HMIS-Officer to ensure the data and information is collected and entered to database. 

Assist the Project manager in preparation of quarterly report by providing needed data and information. 

Participate in meeting/workshops in order to upgrade technical and managerial knowledge. 

To provide to BPHS Project Manager monthly action plans and monthly reports.

Able to Run Nutrition Database and Reporting

Job Requirements:

Medical Doctor having MD diploma from a recognized institution Proven communication skills in English language. ·        

Minimum of 3 years work experience in Nutrition services and BPHS ·        

Experience in planning, monitoring, supervision and training. ·         Good understanding of the nutrition services provided in BPHS. Good team work spirit. ·        

Familiarity with Paktika Geography and culture ·        

Ability to work and deal successfully in a multi-cultural environment Note: Please attach scan copy of education documents

Submission Guidelines:

Application submission: Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter with updated CV to OHPM HR department only via Email:

Note: please add the title of position on which you applied for, in the Subject line of your email

Submission Email:

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