IYCF Officer

International Medical Corps (IMC)

Fulltime
Harari
Posted 8 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryHealth Care(Bio/Lab/Hospital/hygiene/Veterinary)
Job LevelMid Level(3+4)
DeadlineFeb 7 2020
LocationHarar Harari

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

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

Job Requirement

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

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.

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