Nutrition Specialist at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN) - JOB VACANCIES IN NIGERIA 2021

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Nutrition Specialist at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN)

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research - An indigenous, non-profit organization registered in Nigeria in 2010 to promote best practices in health care delivery, medical training and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening. CCCRN implements projects through a team of experienced health and allied professionals that include clinicians, laboratorians, community workers and health information specialists. CCCRN has established footprints in 14 states of Nigeria with offices in Abuja and Benue, where it has implemented quality public health initiatives and contributed to the global knowledge of effective health solutions in Nigeria.
CCCRN is the recipient of the Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) to increase access to high-quality comprehensive services and strengthen the capacity of families and communities living in target communities to care for and protect the children in their care. The project is implemented in 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State and in 7 LGAs of Cross River State.
We require qualified candidates to fill the under-listed position through an external recruitment process:
Job Title: Nutrition Specialist
Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Leads the Nutrition component of the ICHSSA 1 program.
  • Responsible for the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the program’s Nutrition activities, including design of behavior change and communication interventions and integration of nutrition interventions in the production and market components in the program.
  • Closely works with other USAID-funded and other relevant donors involved in nutrition interventions, the State Ministry of Health, and local health centers to ensure coordinated nutrition interventions.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in NutritionFood SciencesPublic Health or related field as well as specialized training in Nutrition are required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Nutrition, particularly in managing community-based nutrition programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in nutrition policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and related civil society organizations is desired.
  • Experience in designing and implementing nutrition sensitive agricultural, dietary diversity, and social and behavior change communication projects. Experience with food and equipment quality standards would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills, written and verbal fluency in English is highly desired.
Application Closing Date
30th January, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their CV / Resume and Cover Letter (as a single MsWord document) to: with the job title as email subject.
  • CCCRN is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.

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