Healthy Harvest Training Consultant Job at the Danish Refugee Council
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Healthy Harvest Training Consultant
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract length: 01 month
Start date: 15th March, 2018.
About the Job
DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe, with over 200 national staff and 21 expatriate staff providing emergency assistance to populations affected by the conflict in NE Nigeria. In partnership with WFP, DRC is implementing in-kind food distribution activities (GFD and BSFP for children under 2 / 5 years and pregnant and lactating women) in Mafa, Bama, Ngala, Jere (Farm Centre) and Michika LGAs in Borno and Adamawa States.
The transition to cash-based transfers is planned for March 2018 in one camp of Jere LGA (Farm Centre; population around 21,000). Over the last year, DRC has strengthened and expanded the scope of its operations in all of these locations, through providing an area-based, integrated and multi-sectorial response that generates full complementarity between its core sectors of Food Security, WASH, NFI and Shelter. As a leading Protection agency, and alongside the Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) programme in humanitarian mediation run by the Danish Demining Group (DDG), DRC’s approach mainstreams protection and increasingly conflict mitigation between communities throughout its means of implementation.
A strong understanding, regular monitoring and analysis of the dynamics of each community has led to increasingly effective nutrition enrolment and positive-change indicators, has served to identify early some underlying protection risks and dynamics, and has been a key factor in mitigating the developing tensions between IDPs and host communities. Scaling up, adapting and refining outreach, sensitisation and understanding of vulnerability in each location has been crucial to identifying at risk individuals and being able to provide equal assistance in a safe, dignified and equal manner.
Purpose of the Consultancy
- To be successful in this role we expect you to build the capacity of field officers to support community members in growing, preparing and consuming nutritious food.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- The consultant will conduct rapid participatory research to understand the needs of the community members and field officers in terms of challenges relating to availability, access, affordability and acceptability of nutritious food as well as infant and young child care and feeding practices, health and hygiene situation.
- This will be done through a desk-based review, interviews with key informants, focus group discussions with selected community members and a mini workshop with field officers.
Training Field Officers:
- Field officers will participate in a ToT to enable them to cascade training in nutrition basics and methods for growing, harvesting, preparing and consuming nutritious food.
Developing Training Support Kit:
- The consultant will develop a training kit to support the field officers. This will include – a simple training manual, visual aids and a key messages booklet for community members.
- Situational analysis report
- Training report
- Training kit
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Nutrition, Public health, International Development, Social sciences or a related field
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in nutrition and agriculture related field
- Experience in community-based training, training of trainers and development of training and IEC materials.
- Fluency in English
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds
- Ability to use participatory research and training methods in working with multistakeholder groups
- Ability to self-motivate, organise and manage
- Ability to work in rural community settings
- Ability to adhere to deadlines
- Excellent facilitation, communication and reporting skills
- All consultants should master DRC’s core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.
Application Closing Date
13th March, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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