Nutrition Program Intern at Helen Keller International

Helen Keller International (HKI) – Established in 1915, is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States.

HKI implements integrated package of cost-effective interventions that are proven to improve maternal and child nutrition. HKI supports policies and programs on food fortification, vitamin A supplementation, infant and young child feeding, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, community-based management of acute malnutrition and prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases. At the core of HKI’s programs is advocacy and social behavior change communication to various stakeholders. HKI also undertakes cutting-edge research to influence policy decisions and inform program quality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Program Intern

Location: Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The role of Nutrition Program Intern is to provide support to the nutrition community volunteers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions (Community Management of Malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Water, sanitation and Hygiene and Enhance home stead food production).
  • Throughout the intervention, the Nutrition Interns will work towards ensuring quality delivery of nutrition interventions in the Project locations.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure quality nutrition screening for children under-5 conducted by Health workers in target Communities.
  • With support from the Program Officer/Program Associate, ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.
  • Ensure that community nutrition interventions (MUAC screening and Referral, IYCF (MSGs, food demonstrations) and hygiene promotion are integrated
  • Build capacity of community volunteers (model mom and adolescent girls mentors) by providing on-the-job training on CMAM, IYCF and EHFP.
  • Support Project level nutrition assessment/surveys as approved by Donor.
  • Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the Communities.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting on all areas of implementation
  • Support the development of case studies and success stories from programme implementation.
  • Any other additional responsibility as communicated by the supervisor

Qualifications, Experiences and Skills

  • Degree in Nutrition, Health, Public Health or any related fields.
  • Experience in Nutrition and community-based programming will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Understands Hausa
  • Acceptable IT Skills

Terms & Conditions

  • This is a local posting in Nigeria, and as such, is subject to local terms and conditions.

Deadline: 3rd June, 2022

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letter and Resume to: using the job title as the subject of the mail.


  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller
  • is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  • We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above


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