Save The Children IYCF-E Officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children IYCF-E Officers Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 197900

Category: Health Care
Location: E/Wellega Zone; Haro Limu and Sasiga Weredas
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:

Job Description

Introduction

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

IYCF-E Officers

Code

008/19

Place of Work

E/Wellega Zone; Haro Limu and Sasiga Weredas

Program/Unit

Nutrition

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

2 (two)

Reports to

CMAM Officer

Length of Contract

6 Months

Role Purpose:

The position holder is responsible for the four IYCF component implementation in the woreda and working closely with the woreda, Kebele, community, and religious leaders and Health Development Army for the effective implementation and linkage of IYCF program with the community and facility.

In addition the position holder is also expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to IYCF implementation and will assist OTP officers, TFU officers, and TSFP officers in the woreda to build strong IYCF implementation package.

Key areas of accountability:

  • Manages the project unit's implementation of nutrition program in agreement with the overall IYCF Program activities according to SCI and national standards.
  • Makes sure that IYCF program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement
  • Facilitates the trainings under the project regarding IYCF
  • Supports and liaise with the health centre staff and provide on the job training and capacity building.
  • Select and establish counsellors from the health facilities and the community.
  • Establishment and strengthening of MTM support groups, train them and close follow up for supporting IYCF_E promotion activities.
  • Asses and diagnose for difficulties of feeding for all PLW coming for other services, for screening and at the community.
  • Provide day to day one to one and group counselling for PLW regarding IYCF practices.
  • Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on providing proper IYCF counselling
  • Conduct formative assessment for key behaviours and skill for IYCF and develop culturally appropriate and effective IEC materials and adopt it to the day to day counselling.
  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats and all other supplies for IYCF.
  • Creates and maintain relationship with local health and other authorities and try to link IYCF program with the existing health structure smoothly,
  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
  • Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, outreach team including health extension workers and community volunteers,
  • Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the IYCF program from the start,
  • Organizes monthly report of community mobilization, IYCF and report on time to the Project Manager, Nutrition and provides updates when needed.
  • Reports any problems in a timely manner to the Health& Nutrition Manager,
  • Coaches and supervises the CMAM officer, OTP/SC Nurses, Mobile health and
    nutrition team for integrating IYCF practice promotion activities to their daily health and nutrition works.
  • Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,
  • Performs other related tasks as required and tasks assigned by the organization
    Reporting

  • Ensure monthly reporting systems are implemented in the satellite office.

    Child safeguarding (CSG)

  • Conduct activities in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse,

  • Ensure that all activities seen through a child safeguarding lens;

  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm,

  • Ensure all partners and beneficiaries of Save the Children are aware of the child safeguarding policy and promote the message of child safeguarding to children, beneficiary families, and community members in general,

  • Conduct project risk assessment using given template and mitigation plans are addressed Report performance of child safeguarding activities per quarter,

    Job Requirements

    Essential

  • BA/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).
  • Minimum two years working experience for
  • Degree and four years’ experience for Diploma holders out of which two year experience directly related to emergency health & nutrition related fields Knowledge, training and experience in IYCF and community mobilization/BCC
  • 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.


    Desirable

  • Knowledge of the context is preferred.

    Female candidates are preferred.

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

    Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Child safeguarding;

    Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programs are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures including background checks to

    ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through ethiojobs.net.et or via Tsedeke.sisay@savethechildren.org on or before February, 13, 2019.

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A One-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this

    Please Do Not Submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Please make sure you state the code of the vacancy on the subject of your email.

    All applications should be reserved within 5 days of this advertisement

    We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview

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