Nutrition Screener (Maternity Cover) at Medecins du Monde (MdM)

 Employment Nigeria 04-Mar-2020 ₦Not Available BORNO , Health   NGO  

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Screener (Maternity Cover)

Location: Borno

Job Description
Following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

  • Identify and manage MAM &SAM cases
  • Implementation of health education session.
  • Collection computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Description
Identify and manage MAM & SAM cases:

  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities
  • Install the furniture and materials before the start of each mobile clinic
  • Always keep the national screener tools clean and organized
  • Follow the bacis medical rule of hyigeine
  • Calculate zero score for all the 6-59 months children
  • Take the weight snd height and the MUAC of all 6 -59 months children
  • Check presence of edemas for all the 6 -59 months children
  • Take the MUAC for all PLW
  • Point out to the medical doctor all malnourished children admitted in OTP
  • Perform the apetite test for all the malnourished admitted in OTP
  • Follow the malnourished children admitted in the program and participate in collaboration with CHWs in active search for avoiding defaulters

Implementation of health education session:

  • Provide nutritional health education to the malnourished children caretakers
  • Provide nutritional health education to the malnourished PLWCollection, computerization and analysis of weekly drugs consumption
  • Collect the daily mobile clinic consumption
  • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the drugs consumption

Collection computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:

  • Fill in proper nutrition screening form
  • Write on the registration form the nutritional information regarding all the children between 6 and 59 months
  • Perform daily data collection regarding nutritional screening
  • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the nutritional data

Reporting and attendance to different meetings:

  • Prepare a weekly activity report to submit to team lead
  • Participate in proactive way to MDM internal meetings(medical ,security)
  • Participate in all training organised by MDM


  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
  • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of assigned equipment
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

Profile Required

  • Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW)
  • Experience in similar position for at least 2 years
  • Good knowledge in nutrition
  • Capacities in team management
  • Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills
  • Strong work ethic and rigor
  • Languages (spoken and written): English
  • Flexibility
  • Team player

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attachment via email to: clearly indicate "Nutrition Screener" as the subject of your application.


  • Applications without the above subject will not be treated.
  • Because of the emergency relief nature of MDMТs work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours under emergency conditions.

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