Graduate Nutrition Officers at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs.

Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Report to: Medical Coordinator
Starting date: December 2016

Job Descriptions

  • Programs: He/She ensures that CMAM activities are in line with international and national recommendations. He/She provides technical support for the implementation of CMAM activities in the PHC and MHT in collaboration with the program managers.
  • Human Resources: He/She provides capacity building and technical support on CMAM especially OTP to health staff at the PHC and MHT in collaboration with the program managers.
  • Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures compliance of activities falling under his/her responsibility with logistical and administrative procedures.
  • Representation: He/She represents the association before partners, authorities and local actors involved in Nutrition when required.
  • Safety: He/She contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to his/her immediate supervisor.
  • Strategy: He/She contributes to the development of new interventions on the basis of identified needs.

Specific Objectives and Linked Activities
Medical Program/s:

  • He/She provides technical assistance on the implementation of CMAM activities
  • He/She ensures that proper medical protocols for OTP are implemented according to international and national recommendations and guidelines.
  • He/She ensures follow-up and analysis of nutrition data, in collaboration with the Medical Coordinator.
  • He/She undertakes needs assessments of programs in relation to CMAM medical equipment, medications and medical consumables.
  • He/She must guarantee the appropriateness of CMAM activities and their respect for the health policy and framework of operations of PUI. He/she submits any requests for advancement into new medical activities to the Medical Coordinator.
  • He/She transmits the internal and external reports required to the Medical Coordinator. He/she contributes to the monthly report of medical activities.
  • He/She supports the organization of referral for complicate SAM cases to Stabilization Centers.
  • He/She contributes to the program progress review and provide support and technical advice to improve results and reach targets set with the standard indicators
  • He/She provides support for the capitalization of best practices and of all essential OTP documents, tools and training materials used in the mission. He/She assists in their dissemination within the mission.
  • He/She provides technical orientation for the definition of key health education messages on nutrition.
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Support to the Medical Team:

  • He/She can support the program managers in preparing job profiles for members of the team, and participates actively in the hiring process (interviewing, testing, etc).
  • He/She provides formal and practical training on main OTP protocols including anthropometric assessment, medical assessment, appetite test, nutrition and medical treatment in OPT, health education.
  • He/She identifies the additional training needs of the team and addresses them (organizational and medical support, methodology, organization of training sessions…)
  • He/She provides supportive supervision of CMAM staff at the PHC and MHC.
  • He/She provides technical support to help prioritize activities and develop workplan for the key CMAM staff in the mission

Logistis and Administration:

  • He/She supports the medical team in the review of the list and needs for medical equipment, medications and medical consumables related to OTP.
  • He/She ensures compliance of activities falling under his/her responsibility with logistical and administrative procedures.

Ensure the Presentation of PUI before Healthcare Providers:

  • He/She represents PUI with local authorities and Nutrition partners as needed and when requested;
  • He/She maintains good relations with all stakeholders, consistent with PUI humanitarian principles (neutrality, independence…);
  • He/She attends relevant coordination meetings according to needs discussed with the Medical Coordinator.

Ensure the Safety of Property and People:

  • He/She contributes to data collection on security & safety by sharing important context information with the person in charge;
  • He/She ensures that project/s, methodologies, or selection criteria do not harm beneficiaries, PUI staff or any other person. Alert the Medical Coordinator without delay, in case of impending danger to teams or beneficiaries;
  • He/She ensures that CMAM health workers are provided and informed on protective equipment adapted to their activities
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  • He/She follows-up, analyses and reports on nutrition data, in collaboration with the Medical Coordinator and Program managers.
  • He/She participates in assessing and identifying nutrition needs and gaps and advices on strategies to address them.
  • He/She contributs to the development of proposal for health programs, specifically for nutrition activities.

Team Management:

  • Number of people to manage and their position (expatriate/local staff)
  • Direct management: none
  • Indirect management: CMAM staff in PHC and MHC (local staff : 7)

Other Interfaces:

  • Internal: under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator, work in collaboration with PHCC and MHC Health Program Manager
  • External: other health stakeholders

Required Skills and Know-How

  • Professional Experience
  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good writing skills
  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Knowledge on CMAM and OTP guidelines


  • French
  • English
  • Other (specify)


  • Pack Office
  • Other (specify)

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

  • Ability to work independently while keeping team spirit oriented behaviour
  • Ability to withstand pressure
  • Open-minded & diplomatic skills
  • Analytical & Strategic skills
  • Capacity of organization and management of priorities
  • Proactive and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work and manage issues professionally and with maturity
  • Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensionsHow to apply:

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates at: with the following subject: « NutOff-NGA».

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