Nutrition Supervisor Job in Nigeria

 Care Best Initiative (CBI) is a government-registered and recognized woman-led and youth-driven national Non-Governmental Organization (NNGO) founded in 2019. Our mission is to save lives, alleviate the suffering of most vulnerable children, adolescents (lower and older), young people, women, and People with Disabilities (PWD); to maintain human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters, among those affected by them; as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situation, and to promote their rights in the society. We have implemented various donor and self-funded projects/activities in several areas of humanitarian needs among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, and host communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Supervisor

Location: Yobe and Maiduguri, Borno

Employment Type: Contract
Department: Programs
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Job type: Contractual - Twelve (12) months
Responsible for: Delivering CBI Nutrition program

Job Purpose

  • The Nutrition Supervisor plays a crucial role in ensuring the effective implementation of nutrition programs.
  • They are responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and monitoring of nutrition interventions aimed at addressing malnutrition and improving the nutritional status of vulnerable populations.
  • The role requires strong leadership skills, technical expertise in nutrition, and the ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to achieve program objectives.

Job Description / Principal Accountabilities
Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Develop comprehensive nutrition intervention plans in line with program objectives and guidelines.
  • Coordinate the implementation of nutrition programs, including therapeutic feeding, supplementary feeding, and nutrition education activities.
  • Ensure timely procurement and distribution of nutrition supplies and commodities.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Establish monitoring and evaluation systems to track the progress and impact of nutrition interventions.
  • Conduct regular assessments of nutritional needs and vulnerabilities within the target population.
  • Analyse data and provide regular reports to inform programmatic decisions and adjustments.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide technical guidance and support to nutrition staff, including training and mentoring.
  • Strengthen the capacity of community health workers and volunteers to deliver nutrition services effectively.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations and identify opportunities for skill development.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure compliance with national and international standards for nutrition programming, including Sphere standards and WHO guidelines.
  • Conduct regular field visits and quality assurance checks to monitor program implementation and adherence to protocols.
  • Identify and address any gaps or challenges in service delivery to maintain program quality and effectiveness.

Key Relationships

  • Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Finance and Support Services team
  • Various staff based in all CBI core departments, as and when necessary (e.g. funding, PDA, MEAL, finance, PPA)


  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Service Providers/Stakeholders (Other NGOs)
  • Government agencies
  • Community leaders/CBOs


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in nutrition programming, preferably in a humanitarian or emergency context.
  • Strong technical knowledge of nutrition principles, including assessment, screening, and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Experience in program management, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multicultural team.
  • Proven ability to build capacity and provide training and supervision to staff and volunteers.
  • Strong understanding of nutrition principles, assessment methodologies, and program design. Proficiency in nutrition software and data analysis tools is an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to humanitarian principles and values, including neutrality, impartiality, and respect for diversity and human dignity.

Skillds (Special Training and Competencies):
General professional competencies:

  • Proven experience in computer systems and network administration
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Team management
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Training skills:

  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of the local humanitarian and security context
  • Context / Specific skills, Knowledge and experience:
  • In-depth knowledge of the Office 365 suite
  • Designing and managing IP networks
  • Bandwidth optimization and high availability techniques.
  • Knowledge of installation, configuration and maintenance of HF and VHF radios is an asset.

Performance Management:
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with CBI Human Resource and Performance Management manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The work and development plan
  • The Mid-term / End of trial period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The CBI Competency Framework.

Key Behaviours:

  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity.
  • Social and receptive (active listener).
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team, as the situation dictates.
  • Proactive and ready to take initiative.
  • Ability to assimilate and handle a wide range of information efficiently and effectively.
  • High level of stress tolerance and ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to undertake extensive field trips within the PCO working area.

Application Closing Date
31st March, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online


  • Kindly submit your CV, cover letter and other “Necessary” documents ONLY in PDF format
  • Only applications submitted online will be reviewed
  • Only one application email should be submitted as multiple submissions will be tantamount to automatic disqualification
  • The deadline for submissions is However, applications submitted before this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CBI ZERO Tolerance to:
    • Fraud
    • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse, and Child Abuse
  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • Care Best Initiative (CBI) provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.