nutrition chief and nutrition specialist resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
  • Nutrition Specialist with over 27 years in health, nutrition and population-based interventions, analytical thinker and accomplished leader with resource management expertise, highly skilled in communicating, organizing and problem-solving with 17 years in senior management experience. Expertise includes extensive budgeting, program planning, staff training, and development, building integrated health, nutrition, agro-allied, poverty alleviation intervention systems, and generating evidence in human development through extensive leveraging of donor and government support at sub-national and international levels.
  • Budgeting
  • Strong Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Effective staff coach and mentor
  • Performance Analysis
  • Cost Control
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork and Trainer
  • Organizational Counseling
  • Creative and Critical thinking
  • Policies Management and Development
  • Data Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Research and Strategy Expert
  • Community Program Coordination
  • Operations Management
Work History
Nutrition Chief and Nutrition Specialist, 07/2013 - 03/2017
State Of Colorado Denver, CO,
  • Designed, managed, mClairetored and evaluated nutrition programs including micronutrient deficiency control and community-based management of acute malnutrition for over 40 million people including 8 million children based on equity with multiple donors including CIFF, DFID, EU, MI and Government of Japan
  • Engaged in multiple technical, creative, and management aspects of central, multilateral and bilateral projects involving advocacy, knowledge management, service delivery, mClairetoring, mentoring, supervision and evaluation
  • Provided institutional advisory support for human and nutrition structures and systems development
  • Established and oversaw implementation of effective budgeting and accounting system that improved accountability, efficiency and reduced costs
  • Managed diverse emergency responses including epidemic outbreaks, developing community for resilience
  • Collaborated, coordinated and continually maintained and improved UNICEF's reputation and positive image to multinational, UN agencies bilateral agencies and INGOs
  • Skillfully developed departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies, procedures and systems
  • Consistently complied with applicable laws and regulations and ensured compliance with policies and regulations guiding nutrition interventions
  • Performed technical and competency-based interviews hiring high quality and high-level staff and team members
  • Conducted diverse survey-based research including formative and operational researches for program formulation and management
  • Provided knowledge management, and educated staff and partners, on state and federal policies and statutes, rules and regulations, governing facility and home care services
  • Achieved high staff morale and retention through effective communication, prompt problem resolution, proactive supervisory practices and facilitating proactive work environment and reported issues relating to end-user resource and supply management
  • Led projects focused on maternal nutrition, infant and young child nutrition providing facility, community-based support, counseling and breastfeeding support, community-based management of acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies control with emphasis on Iodine, iron, zinc, vitamin A and micronutrient powder
  • Collaborated with health on immunization, family planning, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); Water and Sanitation on hygiene practices, child protection on birth registration and education on early child care and development
  • Supervised and evaluated more than 10 UNICEF staffs and consultants providing guidance and support to meet set project objectives
  • Recruited, trained and coached on average of 350 new partners, collaborators, consultants and employees per year
  • Collaborated and integrated with several agencies including Education and Early Child Care, WASH, Child Protection Health and HIVAIDS programs within UNICEF, with other UN Agencies including WHO, UNDP, UNFPA, with external multilateral and bilateral agencies including ECHO, DFID, CIFF, MI, TSHIP, with international non- governmental organizations including SPRING, HKI, Save the Children, Red Cross, CBOs, with private sector and government at all tiers, influencing allocation of resources and investment decisions on Nutrition projects to drive results
Nutrition Project Officer, 01/2009 - 07/2013
  • Responsible for planning, implementation, mClairetoring and evaluation of nutrition programs for UNICEF CFO
  • Piloted Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition in Nigeria, mobilizing resources to deliver results through infant and young child feeding, and micronutrient deficiency control based on equity, focusing on most disadvantaged
  • Piloted Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), Integrated Child Survival Program for over half million Nigerian Children
  • Provided technical support and supplies to states in implementing MNCHW and reached at least 85% of target groups
  • Provided technical assistance to Government, non-governmental and private health practitioners through comprehensive formative and operational research, planning, capacity building, implementation, mClairetoring, and evaluation of usage of Zinc/Low ORS for management of uncomplicated diarrhea among under-five children in high burden Sahelian States
  • Contributed to preparation of situation analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, of sectorial documents for Country Program Documents (CPD), Country and Program Plans of Action (CPAP) and other program documents as required
  • Analyzed and evaluated data to ensure achievement of objectives and took corrective action when necessary to meet program objectives and results, thus contributing to development and introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation
  • Collaborated with communication for development section in development of appropriate communication strategy for nutrition interventions including IYCF and MNDC
  • Undertook field visits and coordinated integrated CSD joint field mClairetoring of programs as well as conducted periodic program reviews with government counterparts and other partners
  • Coordinated with operations and supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability
  • Certified disbursements of funds, mClairetored and generated financial status reports as required
  • Ensured accurate and timely input of project information in computerized program system, and issued status reports for mClairetoring and evaluation purposes
  • Prepared program status reports required for management, donors, budget review, program analysis and annual reports
  • Skillfully developed departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures and provided technical support and facilitated development of nutrition policies at national and regional and adaptation of same at state and local levels
  • Led planning and achievement of goals and objectives consistent with agency mission and philosophy with landmark evidence-based success stories and achievements
  • Recruited, trained and coached on average of 300 new partners, collaborators, consultants and employees per year
Nutrition Consultant, 02/1984 - 02/1987
  • Provided technical and quality clinical nutrition assessments, counseling, support and services to Women, Infant and Children at clinic level
  • NutritiClairest in charge of services, coordinated accountable for service delivery including monthly summary reports as clinic level
Associate of Science: Clinical Nutrition, Expected in 2018
Baltimore City Community College - Baltimore, MD
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Ph.D.: Public Health Nutrition, Expected in 2011
University of Ilorin - Ilorin,
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• Emphasis in Public Health Nutrition
• Coursework in public health, epidemiology, statistical methods, research methodology, research and seminars in nutrition, community health, health information systems and healthcare administration and management

M.Sc: Nutrition, Expected in 1984
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
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  • Recipient of Kwara State Scholarship
  • Coursework in Community nutrition, Health Services Administration, nutrition throughout the Life Cycle, nutritional aspects of diseases, nutrition and diet therapy, community nutrition, international nutrition, food culture and health trends, special topics in nutrition, coursework in nutrient metabolism, regulation of nutrient metabolism, maternal and child nutrition, research methods, advanced statistics
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry, Expected in 1979
Ahmadu Bello University - Zaria,
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  • Recipient of Kwara State Scholarship
  • Coursework in Community Health, metabolic pathways, bio-inorganic chemistry, applied organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, nutritional biochemistry, mycology, analytical technics, research methods

• Certificate in Dynamic Leadership Course; Competency-based Interview training, UNICEF 2014
• Certificate in Program, Policies and Procedures Training, UNICEF
• Certificate in online Training on IYCF- UNICEF by Cornell University, UNICEF
• Certificate in Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security, Wageningen, Netherlands 2012
• Certificate in Nutrition in Emergencies, Univ. of Westminster, London

• Certificate in Training for Programs officers on HIV/AIDs, UNICEF
• Certificate in Home fortification of Complementary foods with MNP, Dakar, Senegal 2011
• Training of Trainer certificate on Community Infant and Young Child Feeding, Minna, Nigeria
• Certificate in Developing Fundamental Critical Thinking, UNICEF

• Certificate in Principal Approach to Humanitarian Action (PATH) UNICEF
• Orientation to IPSAS, - Accrual Accounting for Employer; Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
• Certificate in Human Right Based Approach to Programming, UNICEF

• Certificate in Training on MBB for ACSD, Jos, Nigeria


• Claire, F.E. “Mineral Status and Phytic Acid Content of Some Traditional Hausa Foods.” 1979. BSc. Thesis; Ahmadu Bello University
• Claire, F.E. “The Adaptation to the US and Nutrient Adequacy of Nigerian Women Living in New York City.” 1984. MSc Theses; Pennsylvania State University.
• Claire, F. E. “Physiology of Breast Feeding, a Compendium for Maternal and Child Health and Survival” 2005, Graduate Seminar, University of Ilorin.
• Claire, F. E. “Current Patterns and Common Constraints and Adequacy of Breast Feeding and Complementary feeding in 3 LGAs in Kwara State” 2008, Graduate Seminar, University of Ilorin.
• Claire, F. E. “Assessment of Current Feeding Practices, their Constraints and Influence of Complementary Feeding on Children 0-24 Months.” 2011. PhD Thesis, University of Ilorin
• Claire, F. E, Christine .K Jones M et al.. 2016, Factors Negatively Affecting Appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding in Edati Local Government Area of Niger State
• Claire, F. E, Christine .K Jones M et al.2016, Assessment of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Practices Among Mothers and Care Givers in Niger State North Central Nigeria

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School Attended

  • Baltimore City Community College
  • University of Ilorin
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Ahmadu Bello University

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  • Nutrition Chief and Nutrition Specialist
  • Nutrition Project Officer
  • Nutrition Consultant


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