Cuso International Health Education And Communications Advisor Vacancies in Ethiopia

Cuso International Health Education And Communications Advisor Vacancies in Ethiopia


Closing date: 13 Jul 2019

Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.

The Volunteer’s Role

Social barriers and lack of education are two of the largest challenges that women face in Ethiopia when it comes to proper nutrition.

The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age.

GROW project is a partnership among CARE Canada, Cuso International and McGill University.

As the Health Education and Communications Advisor your role will be to provide support to Cuso International partner, Oda Bultum University, for the establishment and strengthening of community nutrition.

You will complete this through assisting in the creation of education platforms, development and adaption of nutrition social and behavior change communication materials with local partners. Additionally, you will support in the assessment of social barrier for proper nutrition practices.

You will live in the city of Chiro in Ethiopia in shared accommodations, which provides
that best opportunity to meet and connect with similar minded volunteers.

You will be able to explore the beautiful area together and immerse yourself in the Ethiopian culture while contributing to the GROW program.

Apply to this position and join Cuso International in the battle malnutrition in the women and children of Ethiopia.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Assist the assessment of main social barriers for proper nutritional practices

  • Support the establishment/strengthening of community education strategies and platforms to address the social barriers

  • Assist the design and development of appropriate nutrition social behaviour change communication (SBCC) materials

  • Support the effective implementation of community level SBCC for nutrition activities, gather success stories & lessons learned and share with partners

  • Assist in the development of the nutrition SBCC capacity of local partners and the community

    Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • MA. degree in of the following fields of study:

  • Behaviour Change Communication/health education/promotion, Communication for Development, Communications, Behavioral Science.

    Essential Professional Background:

  • At least three years’ work experience in designing nutrition/& or health education interventions.

  • Demonstrated work experience in capacity development for social behavior change communications

  • Experience on the assessment of social barriers for optimal nutrition is an asset

    How to Apply:
    Cuso International Health Education And Communications Advisor Vacancies in Ethiopia

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