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.
PROGRAM BACKGROUNDSevere acute malnutrition (SAM) remains a major cause of child mortality worldwide. Of the 7.6 million deaths annually among children who are under 5 years of age in developing nations, approximately 50% are due to nutrition-related factors and 4.4% of these deaths have been shown to be specifically attributable to severe wasting.
International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013, and currently has projects in three States (Sokoto, Kano and Borno). IMC UK in Nigeria started a nutrition program with both curative and preventive interventions to address the poor nutrition status of children, pregnant and lactating women.
In Sokoto, International Medical Corps has been implementing an Integrated Nutrition and WASH’Nut action supported by ECHO since November 2013. The nutrition program in Northern Nigeria, Sokoto state started in response to the need to scale up the CMAM program in alleviating the suffering of children under five suffering from malnutrition, and currently includes two LGA (Binji and Wamako) 10 OTP health facility , 2 SC in general hospital Binji and Wamakko and IYCF promotion, as well as community outreach activities. This action is focused to treat and prevent acute malnutrition in Sokoto State and improve and promote WASH services. According to the 2015 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHS, 2015) published in 2016 indicate that a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 10.5% and SAM rate of 2.4% when measured by weight for height (WHZ) and 14.2% and 2.7% respectively when measured by MUAC among children <5 in Sokoto.
JOB SUMMARY The consultancy will last for 1 month The Consultant will work in close partnership with the ECHO budget holder and lead the SMART survey in Sokoto with the following specific objectives
The consultant will work in collaboration with the international Medical Corps- Nutrition Technical advisor, Nutrition Coordinator, logistic coordinator, program director and all necessary staff. The consultant will carry out the following tasks:
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND ONJECTIVESTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Compliance & Ethics
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.