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
Sebsitize 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
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
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV through www.ethiojobs.net before OR on Feb 07,2020
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.