Nurse-Nutritionists Urgently Needed in Sudan
To address the growing needs of the Darfur population, Action Against Hunger is reinforcing its local programs. The organization urgently needs volunteer nurse-nutritionists (with at least 2 years in similar programs) to leave as soon as possible for the Darfur region:
- To establish and supervise therapeutic feeding centers (treating acute malnutrition): to recruit, train and supervise the centers' staff, monitor compliance with nutritional and medical protocols, intensify training sessions in collaboration with supplementary feeding centers, provide logistical follow-up, and analyze data and prepare reports relating to the nutritional situation.
- To establish and supervise supplementary feeding centers (treating moderate malnutrition): to improve the diagnosis and treatment of moderate malnutrition, manage the local team and organize its tasks, train the local center's staff as well as the team providing treatment at patients' homes, and analyze data and prepare reports relating to the nutritional situation.
- To carry out nutritional surveys: to set up a permanent team of pollsters, conduct nutritional surveys in Darfur, train other participants in the methodology of nutritional surveys, and keep the local authorities and the other NGOs informed on a regular basis of Action Against Hunger's activities relating to the nutritional situation in Darfur.
In addition to a nursing degree, applicants must be strongly motivated and show successful prior experience of at least 2 years. Fluency in English, a strong ability to adapt and function in stressful situations, and a spirit of solidarity are also prerequisites. A specialization in the field of nutrition is a plus. The positions are for 3 months to 1 year, and are renewable.
Action Against Hunger is also seeking medical doctors, logisticians and administrators with prior experience in an international solidarity organization.
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925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
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1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
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