Save The Children IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224597

Category: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Sewena, Oromia

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

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

The Opportunity

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • The incumbent will be expected to ensure that all caretakers of the beneficiaries at the distribution sites OTP and TSFP have get the IYCF counselling by the health extension workers of each program.

  • Accomplish project site activities and supporting of community-based groups – HDAs, mother support groups, local committees, etc.

  • Participate in providing IYCF technical support to Woredas, SCI and partners CMAM and IYCF staff.

  • Ensure that all staff understand and implement the IYCF program guidelines.

  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers (at PHC, Hospitals, HCs and community levels).

  • Advise the best feeding options/ practices and follow ups as appropriate.

  • Participate in the development of mother support groups and mother-baby areas.

  • Participate in developing regular work plans for the HWS, HEWs, CMAM officer, HDAs, mother support etc.

  • Spot and address appropriately the violations of the code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes and violations of the MOH guidelines.

  • The position holder will be expected ensures the availability of teaching aid and IEC materials for program implementation.

  • Act as an effective member in promoting, supporting and protecting IYCF practices (give IYCF awareness sessions and IYCF individual counselling sessions as necessary).

  • Give support to CMAM team members as necessary.

  • Ensure that IYCF tools are properly utilized and documented; prepare IYCF reports regularly and submit to project coordinators.

  • Link between CMAM team and IYCF team (such as promoting excellent communication and referral between IYCF counsellor, IYCF educator and CMAM).

  • Assist in the development and review of educational material (IEC /BCC).

  • Prepare training materials and conduct IYCF trainings when necessary.

  • With support from M & E officer, Make sure all IYCF records are regularly filled and submitted (awareness sessions, database of counselled cases, etc.)

  • Liaise with ZHO, WHO, and Health facilities and ensure the quality of IYCF/Nutrition capacity building activities are technically sound, aligned with proposed implementation plan and adhere to standard guidelines;

  • Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary foods and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with IYCF.

  • Upholds the image and values of SC at all times.

  • Assure the availability of IYCF training and counselling materials prior to any training.

  • Support community assessments related to CMAM & IYCF and strengthen capacity of various health, agriculture, and other sectors’ front line workers to improve the quality of nutrition intervention.

  • Along with other SCI & partner
    staffs, conduct regular follow up site visits to provide support quality implementation, and document field all through submission of complete, accurate and timely feedback reports.

  • Ensure IYCF indicator well captured and adhere to the national protocol guideline by CMAM team.

  • Make sure that Mothers are counselled with the resource available at HH and proper understand.

  • Make sure that Mother who need special counselling are identified, linked and followed well for behaviour change.

  • Support the mothers suffering from insufficient milk production with advice on re-lactation.

  • Perform other extra duties as required

    We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    Please add further detail here as required. For example: This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Job Requirements

    In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelors or equivalent degree in Human Nutrition, Midwifery, Public Health, or similar fields.

  • Minimum 4 years field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing CMAM & IYCF programs.

  • Substantial experience of community-based nutrition projects.

  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision-making.

  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.

  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.

  • Cultural and gender sensitivity.

  • Knowledge of the local language is Mandatory.

    How to Apply

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

    A copy of the full role profile can be found at and to apply.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

    Save The Children IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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