Cooperazione International (COOPI) Recruiting Health Personnel

  Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel  – Nutrition Supervisor, Nutrition Nurse and Nutrition Assistance are required. Cooperazione  International works all around the world bringing rights, hygiene, education and development to communities that need it most.

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Nigeria, operates in Yobe, Borno, Bauchi and other states in  North East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. For its humanitarian health activities it’s  currently recruiting Nutrition Supervisor, Nutrition Nurse and Nutrition Assistance.  COOPI has good salary scale, and recruits regularly. Jobs are both regular and Ad hoc.

Are you the one qualified and interested.?

If you are interested in joining COOPI execute its humanitarian jobs in this part of Nigeria, this post is yours. Read through, therefore, and apply accordingly. COOPI is an equal opportunity entity, and jobs are gotten on merit only.

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel

Employers Brief:

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 following positions below:

Positions Advertised:

(1) Nutrition Supervisor

Location: Yobe

Scope of the Job:

  • The position of the nutrition supervisor will be based in various locations of Jakusko.
  • He/she will be in charge of building the capacity of the Ministry of Health staffs (all levels) and Community mobilizers/volunteers attached to the health facilities who attend the OTP and IYCF beneficiaries.
  • This position also requires that the supervisor link the health facility staffs and their work with the mother support groups and community mobilization activities in the catchment area of the health facility.
  • The position of nutrition supervisor is a key role within the program, requiring the necessary activities outlined in the job description to be fulfilled.
  • It is expected that the person successful for the role will have the ability to improve and develop the functions of the position within the organization.



Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel

Core  Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Nutrition Project Manager and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, she/he will:

  • Assure that the CMAM protocol in line with the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria CMAM guidelines is strictly followed by all health facilities under their responsibility.
  • Identify issues/problems and solutions in the health facilities and catchment population and adequately implement solutions in order to resolve problems. If it is out of the capacity of the job description of the nutrition supervisor to resolve issues or problems, then clearly and in a timely fashion present issues/problems to Nutrition program manager and the National Primary health care staff for further action.
  • Work with the health facility in charges, health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to identify properly and on time when the beneficiaries who must be transferred from the OTP to the stabilization centre or any major medical site for treatment.
  • Good and continuous communication with the rest of the MoH and COOPI team in order to organize transfers from the different branches of the programme. Assure that the transfers are actually well done.
  • Build the capacity of the health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to perform the appetite test for each potential OTP beneficiary and be sure that after the admission day the result must be always “good”.
  • Build the capacity of the health facility in charge to fill in properly reporting formats and submit monthly statistics report per site.
  • Before submitting the report cross checks all the data with the health facility staffs to assure no mistakes are made.
  • Assist the health facility in charge to submit the report according to the deadline fixed by the NPHC Nutrition focal point and nutrition program manager every month.
  • Good communication with the line manager and nutrition focal point in terms of problems identified or anything affecting the beneficiaries and/or the programme.
  • Participate in writing the monthly report with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community if need and/or requested since the contact with the community will be continuous.
  • Facilitate the link between the health facility staffs, nutrition staff and community volunteers connected to the health facility and the community
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Project Nutrition Manager and the logistics officer follow-up beneficiary food provision.
  • Support the health staff in severe malnutrition case management according to national guidelines.
  • Assist the nursing staff in the implementation of CMAM/IYCF activities within the SC and ensure the management of the commodities (food, drugs and equipment) is done professionally.
  • Participate in the conduction of nutrition research studies, best practice documentation, publication, surveys and campaigns
  • Ensure strict adherence to breast milk substitute guidelines for beneficiaries.
  • Participate in program strategic planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with the other sectors within COOPI key stakeholders.
  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counselling and education in the health facilities and other key contact points in the health programme.
  • Participate in the development and use developed activity work plans based on the program annual work plan.
  • Enhance integration of nutrition specific with other nutrition sensitive programs.
  • Attend regular meetings with facility staff and share results with Assistant Nutrition Project Manager
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and assigned by his/her supervisor.

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel


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Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
  • Degree in Nursing or Nutrition or Public Health
  • Previous experience in similar roles in a humanitarian set up
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa/Kanuri)
  • Organization, initiative, tidiness, honesty and courtesy.
  • Good communication skills and able to work in a team
  • Share the humanitarian mission of the organization
  • Ability to communicate with vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Accuracy and promptness in performing duties
  • English writing and speaking skill preferred
  • Be proficient in statistics and other software (Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive

Application Closing Date
24th October, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (CV (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), Minimum three qualified reference contacts) to: hr.nigeria@coopi.org specifying in the e-mail subject: “Nutrition Supervisor”
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(2) Nutrition Assistant 

Location: Yobe 

Scope of the Job:

  • The Nutrition Assistants will be responsible for planning and implementation of nutrition and hygiene education activities in COOPI’s food security and nutrition operation area.
  • They will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring care support groups, IYCF training.
  • She/he is in charge of nutrition education, counselling, promotion of IYCF and hygiene practices (washing, IYCF practices, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding) sensitization at the SC.

Core  Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Nutrition Project Manager and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, they will:
  • Perform weight, height and MUAC measurements and check for presence of oedema of the beneficiaries in line with the training received. Record the measurements accurately on the beneficiary’s card.
  • Mix and distribute therapeutic milk according to protocols. Ensure that any remaining milk is stored safely and not used past expiry
  • Coordinate and collaborate with medical/nutrition team on implementing follow-up of referred SAM cases. Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children.
  • Ensure all equipment is in good working order.
  • Ensure inpatient facility is cleaned daily, including toilet and cooking areas.
  • Report stock shortages to Inpatient Nurse
  • Ensure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of CMAM activities with support from the Nutrition Nurse.
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on CMAM practices, malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition nurses for compilation.
  • Submit weekly nutrition and health report to the Nutrition nurse for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Carry out the day-to-day IYCF and Hygiene Promotion activities in the SC
  • Provide counselling on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practices to beneficiaries in the SC
  • Follow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the OTP centres
  • Keep defaulter tracing for malnourished children
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the Nutrition nurse or the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and assigned by his/her supervisor.


Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel




Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
  • Nutrition and Health qualifications (Diploma/degree)
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Previous experience in similar roles in a humanitarian set up
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa/Kanuri)
  • Share the humanitarian mission of the organization
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Accuracy and promptness in performing duties
  • English writing and speaking skill preferred
  • Be proficient in statistics and other software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have the capacity to be flexible and supervise and coach health workers.
  • Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.

Application Closing Date
24th October, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (CV (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), Minimum three qualified reference contacts) to: hr.nigeria@coopi.org specifying in the e-mail subject: “Nutrition Assistant”.

(3) Nutrition Nurse

Location: Yobe

Scope of the Job:

  • Provides nursing and nutritional care, treatment and follow up of patients according to doctor’s prescriptions, as defined by Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria protocols, values and universal hygiene standards.
  • Reports to the Assistant Nutrition Project Manager. Collaborates with the field medical team

Core Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Nutrition Project Manager and in collaboration with the Medical Doctor, Chief Nursing Officer, Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, they will:

(a) Patient Care:
  • Organises and carries out care and treatments according to The Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria protocols (esp. Nutrition Protocol).
  • Assists the doctors during their daily rounds and keeps them informed of the progress of each patient
  • Attend with emergency cases and consult with your supervisor/clinic doctor any medical complicated cases
  • Ensures that new patients are received and installed properly in the health service. (Triage)
  • Respects the doses and administration times of treatments, checking the expiry dates of medicines:
  • Supervises the patients assesses their health state evolution, informs the doctors on time when needed.
  • Carries out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in case of emergency and rapidly alerts the medical activity manager/line supervisor in charge
  • Knows and implements Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, giving them information regarding their state and their treatment and responding to their questions.
  • Support health education/ psychosocial stimulation sessions
  • Trains and motivates team of nutritional assistants, cleaners or other relative staff working in health facility under his/her supervision.
  • Take Measurements for weight/Height, MUAC and check for Oedema at admission and follow the nutritional status throughout the whole stay of the patient
  • Ensure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the centre, the state and evolution of their child, their tasks
  • Collect information about the patients’ appetite
  • Encourage and advise mothers who have difficulties in feeding their children, support, encourage and educate about Breastfeeding and different feeding methods
  • Follow the appetite of the patient and the feeding in collaboration with the Nutrition Assistants (i.e. inserting NG Tubes if criteria met, Communication about changes of the nutritional treatment)

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel



(b) Psychosocial and Physical Stimulation:
  • Encourages the caretaker for emotional support (feed, hold, comfort, play with the child)
  • Support the team for psychosocial and physical stimulation
  • Ensures a quiet and comfortable atmosphere in the SC

( c)Basic Hygiene Rules:
  • Knows and applies universal precautions, bio-hazard prevention, and infections control in medical premises, ensuring asepsis during all nursing cares, as well as quality sterilisation procedures.
  • Follows the procedure for waste segregation
  • Follows the procedures in the case of accidental blood exposure
  • Ensures the cleanliness of his working environment: regularly cleaning the work place, equipment, work surfaces, etc.
  • Ensuring patient cleanliness on arrival and during their hospitalization (shower, soap distribution, mattresses/mats, following the protocol )

(d) Drugs and Material:
  • Looks after all equipment provided, use and store it appropriately
  • Ensures that no material is taken out of nursing area and wards without prior authorisation.
  • Keeps an updated inventory of all material and equipment used and asks in advance for all renewable material needed.
  • Carries out daily consumption of medicines and material
  • Sends material to be sterilized/recuperating it from sterilization
  • Informs line manager of the various needs or of any problems linked to equipment or material (ex. Broken, missing).
  • Ensure rational use of all drugs and material

( e) Recording:
  • Records in individual patient’s card and registration books all nursing activities performed.
  • Records in each patient´s chart drugs administered, dose, and time.
  • Records daily, weekly and monthly consumption of drugs given as required
  • Fills in the handover book, noting everything that happened during the shift and any changes in prescription or patients to be followed up
  • Fills out nurse liaison forms during the transfer of a patient
  • Promotes and maintains confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records.

( f) Reporting:
  • Informs medical staff about any possible serious problem or complication, ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.
  • Ensures an oral handover to next duty team regarding patients and their status.
  • Informs line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of nurses as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel

(g) Others:
  • Participates in emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the COOPI area of work upon request
  • Support other departments if needed


( h) Additional Responsibilities:
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and assigned by his/her supervisor.
  • Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)

Applicant’s Profile:

  • Essential Diploma in Nursing related studies
  • Share the humanitarian mission of the organization
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Accuracy and promptness in performing duties
  • English writing and speaking skill preferred
  • Be proficient in statistics and other software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have the capacity to be flexible and supervise and coach health workers.
  • Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Previous experience in similar roles in a humanitarian set up
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa/Kanuri)


Application Closing Date
24th October, 2017.

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications which should include CV's (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), and minimum three qualified reference contacts to: hr.nigeria@coopi.org specifying in the e-mail subject: “Nutrition Nurse”.

Cooperazione  International  (COOPI)  Recruiting Health Personnel


General Information:
  • 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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