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Nutrition Screener (Local Recruitment)

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Activation Date: 24 May, 2021   Announced Date: 23 May, 2021   Expire Date: 29 May, 2021

Job Location: Daikondi
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per company salary scale
Vacancy Number: AAH/AFG-2021-029
No. Of Jobs: 4
City: two for Sangitakht and two for Khedir district
Organization: Action against Hunger
Years of Experience: 2 Years
Contract Duration: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Gender: Female
Education: Graduate medical nurse, midwife or public health from recognized institute
Close date: 29 May, 2021

About Action against Hunger :

Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that was create in France in 1979. Action Against Hunger has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.

Job Description:


Objective 1:  Screening of all under 5 children and PLW and registration into the program:


Conduct systematic screening to all U5 children (Edema, MUAC, Height and Weight) and PLW (MUAC & Edema) in selected communities.
Conduct growth monitoring for all children  U2 coming to the OPD-SAM and OPD-MAM services once in a month.
Maintain and update the screening, OPD-MAM and OPD-SAM register books on a daily basis
Introduce children and PLW who meet admission or discharge criteria to Nurse.
Identify children who are absents and defaulted from the program and conduct home visits in coordination with the promoters


Objective 2: Distribution of nutrition commodities among SAM/MAM beneficiaries.


Conduct appetite test to all MAM and SAM children admitted in the program
Conduct health education sessions for mothers/caregivers of all children admitted in the program
Distribute RUSF and RUTF rations to all SAM children according to the guidelines




Objective 3: Represent AAH


The professional image of his/her AAH programme
Respect for the principles and values of AAH in the framework of the partnership
Respect AAH charter
Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and to populations the activities and the objectives of the programs;


Objective 4: any other tasks which may be given by the Supervisor

Support other team members with basic MHT tasks (screening, registration of patients, crowd control, etc. …)
Support team in ensuring timely and high quality reports

Job Requirements:


Graduate medical nurse, midwife or public health from recognized institute
At least 2 years’ experience in the field of health and nutrition at community level.
Previous experiences working in nutrition activities (OPD, TFU….) 
Patience, good relations with other people, good capacity to work in a team, precision, work under stressful situation.
Ability to manage staff according to local culture
Fluent in Dari, Pashto some English knowledge
High flexibility on the location area
Good team management and positive attitude
Knowledge of intervention area is a plus

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department office or can also be emailed to:

[email protected] no later 29 of May-2021.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

In the e-mail subject line, please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for, otherwise your applications will not be screened.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer.


Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The mission Afghanistan encourages the application of the women / men / disabled workers / Senior / others>. Action against Hunger’s recruitment process is free of charge, no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality. If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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