International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
IMC is implementing an ECHO funded program titled Integrated Gender-Based Violence and Nutrition interventions for vulnerable population in North-East and North West Nigeria. The program’s curative and preventive nutrition intervention in Maiduguri has expanded to 14 OTPs in Jere, Konduga and MMC LGAs. The curative component targets children, 6-59 months with SAM. Community health volunteers screen and refer children with a MUAC <11.5cm or WHZ < -3 or those with grade + or ++ or edema to OTP sites for treatment. SAM cases are treated at the OTP using RUTF, deworming and Vitamin supplementation. Children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications or those <6 months are referred to stabilization centers. In addition, caregivers of children 6-59 months are trained on how to measure MUAC. If a caregiver identifies a child with SAM these are re-assessed by the CHV and if confirmed, the child is referred to the OTP. These children receive nutrition support through RUTF based on their weight, treated for infections using routine medication and screened and treated for malaria. The severely acutely malnourished who are 24-59 months are de-wormed. All severely acutely malnourished without edema receive routine vitamin A supplementation and zinc supplements for those that present with diarrhea. All these activities are directly integrated with IMC WASH and Food Security sectors. Under this project, IMC is to conduct an end-line SMART survey to determine prevalence of acute malnutrition as well as assess the change in infant and young child feeding and WASH practices.
The principal objective of the survey is to measure the extent and severity of acute malnutrition in children aged 6 to 59 months, assess IYCF practices and additional nutrition and health related indicators as per the ECHO Funded Program results framework.
Consultant will serve as the Survey Manager on the SMART & IYCF survey program in Borno State, Nigeria. Specifically, Consultant will complete the following tasks:
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE