Job opportunity – Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition at FHI 360 in Maiduguri, Borno

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FHI 360

Position: Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition

Industry: Company Nonprofit Human Development

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a position in Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition based in Maiduguri, Borno State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Our name reflects our approach to complex human development challenges. Integrated. Customized. Connected. We deliver expert, thoughtful responses to these challenges. Our staff regularly contribute to national policies and guidelines, publish in leading journals, and provide technical guidance to major development partners. Even when interventions require a narrow focus, we begin with the big picture in mind — thinking holistically in our search for solutions.

Job Detail


  • Lead community outreach activities, including mid-upper arm circumference screening and active case finding for malnutrition in children under 5.
  • Provide Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) services in target communities and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.
  • Conduct defaulter tracing, follow-up visits, and deliver key messages at the OTP site.
  • Oversee the timely identification of complications, non-responders, and two-way referrals to the stabilization center (SC) based on set criteria.
  • Develop a Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) work plan and produce trends of malnutrition based on admissions.
  • Carry out mortality audits at the OTP.
  • Support the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) unit during assessments and focus group discussions, including preparation and submission of timely reports.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of services and continuously monitor OTP performance and output indicators.
  • Support effective management of SAM children with complications at the Stabilization Centre.
  • Ensure correct clinical diagnosis, comprehensive health checks, and appropriate treatment according to protocols.
  • Support capacity-building activities for local NGO staff working with FHI 360.
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood, including admission, discharge, and transfer to and from the OTP/Stabilization Center (SC).
  • Conduct daily ward rounds and develop a 24-hour call-duty roster for Ministry of Health (MOH) and CMAM-SC assistants.
  • Take weekly and monthly physical inventory of all nutrition supplies, ensuring stock levels are accounted for.
  • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics.
  • Oversee the preparation of safe therapeutic milk and food for admitted SAM children and caregivers.
  • Work closely with CMAM assistants at the SC to ensure all protocols are understood and appropriate referrals take place to and from the OTP.
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks, checking vitals, frequent medicine and feed administration, and treatment according to protocols.
  • Report on progress and any problems in a timely manner.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary.
  • Update patient forms and files, including the critical care pathway (CCP) card and OTP follow-up cards, to ensure completion, accuracy, coherence, and tracking of patient progress.
  • Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based on protocols and guidelines.
  • Compile statistical data on admissions, defaults, cures, absences, and deaths, and draft activity reports.
  • Support Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transition (SMART), Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC), and other nutrition surveys at the LGA level.
  • Perform other related tasks as required, and report and communicate progress and achievements of assigned tasks.
  • Inform the Technical Officer (TO) HNS of any professional problems encountered.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition position at FHI 360:


  • B.Sc in Nursing with 1-3 years' experience, or MBBS with 1 year of experience.
  • Experience working with a humanitarian organization is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, NGOs, and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.

Education Requirements

  • B.Sc in Nursing.
  • MBBS.

Experience Requirements

  • 1-3 years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience in a humanitarian organization is a plus.
  • Experience in a clinical setting is an asset.


  • Ability and willingness to stay at the Local Government Area (LGA) is required.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult working conditions.
  • Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in daily work implementation.
  • Ability and willingness to travel via road, 100% time from Maiduguri to Konduga LGA.

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Assistant Technical Officer, Nutrition at FHI 360:


USD $1,200 - $1,500 per-Month.

Job Benefits

  • Comprehensive health coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Supportive work environment

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based incentives
  • Annual bonus

Date posted: June 19, 2024

Posted on: Maiduguri


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This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and be responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.