The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance and peacebuilding, GBV, Nutrition, education and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.
To accurately record personal and anthropometrical data as well and calculate nutritional indices for Children and
Pregnant/lactating women presenting at OTP/Nutrition sites. OTP/TSFP registrar will be working under the direct supervision of nutrition nurse.
- Conduct quality anthropometric measures at the OTP/SFP sites on the referral beneficiaries following the initial screening exercise while ensuring efficient and effective workflow.
- Work with the outreach teams to develop and maintain a referral system at community level.
- Engage CHW in referring malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women special attention to the basic health units.
- Assisting community in identification and referral of acute malnutrition,
- Ensures that nutritional protocol is strictly followed in terms of admission and discharge criteria.
- Properly fill in the registration books and monitoring cards of each beneficiary with personal and anthropometric data,
- Assisting the OTP Nurse to compile weekly and monthly statistic reports,
- Assisting in monitoring the nutrition situation in areas of work, including participating in nutrition assessments and surveillance as required,
- Performing any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the OTP Nurse.
Handling of anthropometric tools and reporting
- Proper use and recording of OTP/TSFP cards and resisters,
- Collect accurate and reliable data from beneficiaries,
- Storage and sharing of data w with the relevant project staff,
- Inform the caretakers and nurses about the changes in increase/decrease of weight of malnourished children,
- Keep proper record of daily attendance in the register book clearing showing the deaths, cured, defaulters and the transfers,
- Update register books on weekly, monthly and annual basis. Work with the M&E team in recording the data digitally,
- Produce monthly and annual statistical report on data collected.
- Commitment to working with a value-based organisation,
- Local language skills necessary,
- Ability to work under pressure and in a high-stress environment,
- Good interpersonal and communication skills,
Essential Experience and Skills
- Must be able to work as a team,
- Good with mothers and children,
- Punctuality, organization, honesty and reliability are essential
The OTP/TSFP registrar is responsible for ensuring that the data of the beneficiaries are documented in the reporting tools:
- Check the condition of anthropometric materials received or to be sent, and verify the accuracy of any previously inventory of the tools,
- Responsible for proper handling of weighing and measuring equipment. Ensure scales are properly calibrated at all times and report defects, damage or loss of equipment to the OTP/TSFP Supervisor.
- Assist in the preparation of reports about the admission, discharge, defaulter, absent, etc throughout the project cycle.
- Diploma in Nutrition or relevant discipline,
- At least one year experience in similar position,
- Able to think and work independently,
- Previous experience working for community managed nutrition project is an asset
Commitment, punctuality, proactive, a good team player, ability to work under difficult conditions in the field, trustworthy, honesty, etc.
- All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
How to apply
Apply through the following link:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.