Nutrition Worker – Maternity Cover -Idleb-SYRIA – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Nutrition Worker – Maternity Cover -Idleb-SYRIA

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: GOAL
Closing date: 12 Dec 2021

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

GOAL has been working in North Aleppo Governate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support for recently displaced household.

Job purpose:

The Nutrition Worker is responsible for the direct implementation of activities under GOAL’s nutrition activities in Northern Syria. The Nutrition Worker, together with the Nutrition Community Worker and other members of the Nutrition team, will provide technical support to beneficiaries to contribute to the reduction of malnutrition and the realisation of positive nutrition outcomes for the projects. The aim is for the Nutrition Community Worker to build capacity in people which will allow them to understand the causes, prevention methods and treatment of malnutrition for U5s and PLW, at household level. The Nutrition Worker will also be responsible for ensuring nutrition service mapping in GOAL and its partners area of operation is updated regularly. The Nutrition Worker in coordination with the Nutrition Officer will use the referral mechanism under the direction of the Nutrition Officer between GOAL’s other programmes e.g. food security and nutrition and between GOAL and partners or external actors.

The Nutrition Worker will report to the Nutrition Officer and Programme Manager and will be responsible for ensuring project activities are achieved within agreed timeframes, budgets and according to GOAL’s standards and donor regulations. He/she will contribute to robust process and impact monitoring and support the adaptive management of the nutrition programme.

Duties, objectives and competencies

  • Disseminate key tailored messages that will support improved maternal and child feeding and care practices in the community and in household visits
  • Distribute communication products (leaflets/SMS messages/community announcements as appropriate) on what the LNS-SQ is, who it is for, and why it is important for children aged 6-59 months to consume it daily and not share it with other members of the household.
  • Provide context specific training to households with U5 and/or PLW, on how to identify acute malnutrition at home and the appropriate actions to take if malnutrition is identified.
  • Monitor the use of MUAC tapes to target families, ensuring HH have received, are able to use the tape and identify acute malnutrition correctly
  • Ensure that HHs are aware of where to access available therapeutic care services when acute malnutrition is identified and monitor if they are successful in receiving access and therapeutic care services, if required.
  • Conduct refresher training as necessary for households
  • Working with GOAL’s field-based Social Workers refer cases of acute malnutrition to local health actors and follow-up on the referred cases.
  • Conduct home visit follow ups for problem cases (i.e., absentees, defaulters, non-response to treatment) and encourage return to service, and other at-risk cases
  • Ensure that all relevant information is collected for reporting purposes on a timely basis, and compile regular monitoring reports, as agreed with the Nutrition Manager and Officer
  • Ensure that policies and guidelines as laid down in GOAL manuals and policies are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure adherence to GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy and standards of integrity, as well as uphold GOAL’s whistleblowing mechanisms of guidance.
  • Programme and implementation SOPs and outreach materials as appropriate
  • Other related tasks at the request of the Nutrition Officer.

Requirements (essential)

  • Certificate or degree in relevant field (nutrition, health, pharmacy, or related relevant degrees)
  • Experience of working in Syria, knowledge of Idleb a distinct advantage

  • Experience of working in community health or nutrition or other related health-related interventions.

  • Good communication skills (written, spoken) in Arabic.

  • Confident presentation and facilitation skills, experience in providing trainings is an advantage.

  • Willingness to live and work in Idleb, Syria at least five days a week

Requirements (desired)

  • Enthusiastic, flexible about working long hours and keen to work hard to achieve the objectives of the programme
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • Soft Skills in coordination and networking with stakeholders including local government, nutrition sector actors, NGO partners and community leaders.

How to apply:

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the “apply now” button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is 12 December 2021.

Please note that GOAL does not charge a fee of any kind or any other financial obligation at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, induction) or other fees, or request information on applicants’ bank accounts. GOAL does not work with intermediary institutions and individuals or employment agencies during the recruitment process. If any fee or payment requested from you at the application or any stage of the recruitment process, please do not respond.

“يرجى ملاحظة أن منظمة جول GOAL لا تفرض أي رسوم من أي نوع أو أي التزام مالي آخر في أي مرحلة من مراحل عملية التوظيف (الطلب ، المقابلة ، المعالجة ، التدريب ، التعريف) أو رسوم أخرى ، و لا تطالب بأي معلومات عن الحسابات المصرفية البنكيه للمتقدمين على الشواغر. لا تعمل جول GOAL مع المؤسسات الوسيطة والأفراد أو وكالات التوظيف أثناء عملية التوظيف. في حالة طلب أي رسوم أو مستحقات منك خلال عملة التقديم على الوظائف الشاغره أو في أي مرحلة من مراحل عملية التوظيف ، يرجى إلابلاغ عدم الاستجابه

General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Thank you.