International Medical Corps IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Medical Corps IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224920

Category: Health Care

Location: Harar, Harari

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and logistical support to the woreda health sector for effective implementation of IYCF interventions activities and come up with innovative ideas for effective implementation.

  • Analyzing and reporting nutrition situation and prevailing trends

  • Develop and adapt IMC IYCF/ECD materials to the local context based on previous materials and current child rearing practices and needs

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between IMC and local partners involved in IYCF activities.

  • Implement and adapt relevant ECD tools to measure ECD/IYCF outcomes integrated to CMAM (e.g. mother child interaction, maternal mood)

  • Assist nutrition staff and lead mothers on counsel and strengthen the ECD/IYCF project in the OTP and SC sites and community level.

  • Educate other staff about key aspects and components of ECD/IYCF (e.g. child development, improvement of mother-child interaction, and group support focused on IYCF)

  • Send monthly reports and updates on the ECD/IYCF activities to the Nutrition Coordinator

  • Promote gender equity and equality through each level of nutrition activities

  • Plan with HEWs and other health workers working in Health posts to conduct complimentary feeding demonstrations for effective, sustainable and efficient implementation of IYCF interventions

  • Actively participate in breast feeding corner establishment and effective implementation

  • Provide Woreda level basic IYCF trainings to HEWs/Other health professional

  • Provide technical support to MoH health staff on management on IYCF

  • Sensitize the community and HDAs on IYCF

  • Actively participate in SMART and IYCF surveys

  • Will provide technical support from screening to discharge (admission, treatment, follow up and referral) to provide care to under five years old malnourished children and uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition cases

  • Perform supportive supervision of IYCF activities and ensure they are implemented as planned

  • Ensure the appropriate referral system between SCs,
    OTPs TSFPs and IYCF

  • Ensure the cards, GMP registration books and other necessary formats are filled and documented proper

  • Liaise with ministry of health institutions, DPPD and other government organization at

  • Ensure the IYCF coverage reach above 60% for rural and above 70% for urban community and the other standard performance indicators are met appropriately

  • Ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate education and participated in the nutrition program

  • Ensure the nutrition items are provided to the health facilities and reach to the intended beneficiaries

  • Establishing linkage with community leaders and representatives

  • Organize review meeting at each woreda to review the progress of health intervention at the woreda level.

  • Perform another Other duties as required

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications: (Training/education/experience/physical demands required;

  • Degree in nutrition or nursing or public health with 3 years of experience or diploma in nutrition or nursing or public health with 5 years of experience- Renewed MoH professional license is important

  • Experience on emergency nutrition and PHEM intervention like CMAM, IYCF, major epidemic diseases surveillance and epidemic/outbreak investigation and response

  • Training on CMAM and IYCF

  • Experience of facilitation of training and review meetings

  • Fluent in written and spoken English language

  • Knowledge of local language to the respective Woredas

  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel)

  • Ensure that IMC’s food security program and approach is in line with policies and strategies of the Government of Ethiopia’s as well

    Other Comments: should be someone who can live very hard areas with limited access and This position needs to be filled urgently

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV through before OR on October 13,2019

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

    International Medical Corps IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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