Health & Nutrition Program Assistant

Elaf for Relief and Development

ELAF for Relief and Development.

ELAF for Relief and Development (Elaf RD) Is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political organization that was established and registered in January 2015, in Gaziantep, Türkiye. Registration No: 27-019-083. With the fast escalation of the conflict in Syria, and due to the increasing needs of the refugees in the neighboring countries and inside Syria, Elaf RD established, Hatay offices in Turkey, and 4 Field offices in northwest Syria.

ELAF RD is a diverse and inclusive team, consisting mainly of individuals from both Syrian and Turkish backgrounds, including both women and men, as well as members with disabilities. Elaf’s main objective is to promote equality, empowerment, and support for most vulnerable and marginalized communities. ELAF RD prides itself on the active involvement of Syrian and Turkish volunteers who contribute their time, skills, and passion to make a positive impact in the lives of those they serve. Through their dedicated efforts, ELAF RD strives to create an inclusive and supportive environment that uplifts and empowers its members, fostering a sense of community and solidarity among boys, girls, women, and disabled individuals.

Elaf RD is dedicated to addressing the interconnectedness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and double nexus in an integrated and comprehensive manner. Our approach is centered around the double nexus, linking humanitarian aid and development assistance for a more effective and sustainable response. We are committed to providing aid to the most deprived communities through substantial long-term solutions in addition to its work to improve the situation of both, the refugees and host communities by focusing on project development and improving the economic situation.

Job Responsibilities:

Program Implementation:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition and health programs.
  • Support the execution of health assessments and screenings.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of nutrition education sessions
  • Data Collection and Reporting:
  • Collect and maintain accurate health and nutrition-related data.
  • Assist in preparing regular reports on program activities and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure data quality.

Community Engagement:

  • Conduct community outreach to raise awareness about nutrition and health services.
  • Facilitate community discussions on health topics and preventive measures.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community members.

Nutrition Counseling:

  • Provide basic nutrition counseling to individuals and groups.
  • Support the development of personalized nutrition plans based on assessments.
  • Collaborate with registered dietitians to address specific nutritional
  • needs.
    Training and Capacity Building:
  • Assist in training community health workers and volunteers.
  • Provide training sessions on basic health and nutrition principles.
  • Participate in continuous learning to stay updated on best practices.

Qualification (Education/Work Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition or a related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the implementation and management of community health and/or nutrition programs in reputable organizations in NWS
  • Relevant experience in program support in conflict zones or humanitarian settings.
  • Knowledge of health and nutrition interventions in challenging environments.
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills.
  • Experience in rapid response missions in remote humanitarian settings
  • Good command of verbal and written English as well as strong analytical, organizational and people skills.

Soft Skills:

  • Abilities to work actively and interact with other people
  • Strong administrative ability and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, and cooperative working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality.
  • High attention to detail and a high level of accuracy


Fluency in Arabic, English and Turkish is preferred.

Children and vulnerable adults must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that ELAF shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Alongside our safeguarding policy, ELAF RD is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with ELAF RD will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability. Comply with ELAF RD’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
Report any concerns about the inappropriate behavior of ELAF RD staff or partners.

Position Code: 23-HR-10-TR-001

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the link below and fill out the application form.

  • All applicants must send an updated CV in English.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Important note: Please don’t wait for the application deadline; kindly submit your application as soon as possible. The HR team will review CVs as soon as they are received, and qualified candidates will be contacted as soon as possible for interviews to fill the position.

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