Save The Children IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Description

Role Purpose

  • The position holder is responsible for the four IYCF components implementation in the Woreda and working closely with the Zonal, Woreda, Kebele, community, religious leaders and community health volunteers for the effective implementation and linkage of CMAM program with the community and health facilities.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Job specific roles and responsibilities

  • Provide IYCF counselling with the health extension workers and Other CMAM Teams.

  • Support and Work closely with HDAs, mother to mother support groups within existing HDA structure, local committees, etc

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

  • 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 to mother support groups etc.

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

  • Provision of timely update to CMAM officer
    Work by engaging community, government and other stakeholders.

  • 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 especially on community mobilization activities

  • Ensure that IYCF tools are properly utilized and documented; prepare IYCF reports regularly and submit to CMAM 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 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,

  • 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

  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products and drugs for program implementation at health facility level.

  • Facilitates trainings, workshops, review meetings, community forums under the project,
    Conduct regular checklist based supportive supervision on targeted health facilities,

  • Facilitate joint monitoring visits /joint supportive supervisions/ in integration with Woreda health office and zonal health department.

  • Generates’ and share supervision reports and feedbacks for project coordinator, zonal/woreda health office and health facilities.

  • Follow and ensures, action taken by all responsible parties on gaps identified during supervision,

  • Supports and liaise with the Woreda health office staffs and provide on the job training/coaching and capacity building where required,

  • Working with the CMAM Officer, to ensure CMAM beneficiaries are referred to IYCF services when required.

  • Coordinates the link of acute malnutrition cases with EOS/CBN/CHD/TSFP/PSNP and facilitates regular registration of Non-EOS beneficiaries and submits on monthly bases,

  • Supports community mobilization activities (case finding, referral linkage, defaulter tracing, conducting home to home visits and provides health and nutrition educations),

  • Reports any problems in a timely manner to the project Officer and Coordinators,

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

  • Performs other related tasks as required,

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

  • BSC in Nursing, Nutrition or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above)

  • Minimum of two years working experience related to CMAM and IYCF implementations.

  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.

  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written, English and Local language.

  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save The Children IYCF Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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