Health & Nutrition Coordinator

at Future Resilience and Development Foundation
Published February 13, 2024
Location Maiduguri, Nigeria
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD) is a registered non-profit organization with the corporate affairs commission in accordance with the Nigerian Law. Since 2019, FRAD foundation has been responding to the decade long conflict in Northeast (Borno and Yobe) and Northwest (Zamfara state) of Nigeria with operational presence in Various LGAs across the states.

FRAD envision a sustainable future where everyone can access development a world no one is left behind, and work with a mission to build the resilience of vulnerable population using locally available solutions that ensures participation and bring meaningful development leaving no one behind. These missions and vision guide our responses and intervention in thematic areas of Health, Nutrition, Protection, Education, early recovery and food security and livelihood.

Duties and responsibilities:

Project Management: Lead the organization’s humanitarian and developmental efforts in Health and Nutrition sector in emergencies, from conception through implementation and onward to the transition phase, ensuring programming exceeds established quality criteria and technical standards.

Assist with resource mobilization by designing, drafting, and reviewing concept notes and technical proposals for emergency Health and Nutrition operations and related programming, as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Support the design, implementation and uptake of the Health & Nutrition assessments, Multisectoral need assessment, Baseline and endline in coordination with the MEAL department.

Lead the development of quarterly, semi-annual and annual donor report.

Project quality: Provide technical guidance on appropriate Health and Nutrition activities and strategies, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities.

Ensure that the Health and Nutrition program will be implemented in accordance with international protocols, guidelines, and best practices.

Partnership and stakeholders Management: Assess the local Health and Nutrition infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, identify support needs, service gaps, and opportunities for partnership.

Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with key project stakeholders; local service providers, local government authorities, and international organizations operating in the Health and Nutrition sectors and attend national and regional cluster meetings.

Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels.

Supply chain management: Work with operations staff and partners to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the organization’s pharmaceutical supply-chain management protocols.

Engage UN agencies (UNICEF and WFP) to facilitate FRAD foundation access to relevant nutritional supplies, routine medications, commodities in project areas.

Budget Management: Lead Health and Nutrition program budgets, as assigned, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis.

Staff Management: Determine staffing needs for Health and Nutrition programming, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and home office technical staff, as necessary.

Management and technical oversight of Health and Nutrition Managers and their team

Multisectoral and Intersectoral integration: Regularly coordinate with other sectors to ensure an integrated, efficient, timely, and holistic response.

Qualifications/ Education:

Degree in Medicine or master’s in public health (Certificate in Nutrition is an added advantage)

Must possess VALID practicing license by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Work Experience:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Health and Nutrition programming.

Excellent knowledge of humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors best practices. (Knowledge and application of Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and USAID guidelines and compliance regulation an added advantage).

Experienced leading humanitarian response initiatives, as well as community-based emergencies in Health and Nutrition Thematic.

Experienced in report writing specifically BHA, USAID and NHF Donor reporting (highly recommended).

Experience in training, capacity development, and on the job coaching on relevant Health and Nutrition topics; IMCI, SRH, CMAM, IYCF, and SC operations.

Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending their CV/ profile, cover letter.

The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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