NGO Jobs in Ethiopia; Organization : Save the Children; Position : IYCF E Officer; Location : Dire Dawa; Deadline : March 17 2021

NGO Jobs in Ethiopia, Save The Children; March 12 2021

IYCF E Officer (Only For Female Candidates)

  •  Organization : Save The Children Ethiopia
  • Location :  Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Employment : Full Time

Job Description

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • 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,
  • Work any tasks assigned by the line manager and the organization.
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

Qualifications and certifications:

  • Diploma/ Bachelor in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).

Experience: 

  • 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.

 

Skills/Ability required:

  • Knowledge, training and experience in management of CMAM, SAM management and IMNCI/ICCM.
  • Solid technical skill on case management of childhood and adult illness, safe motherhood
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Fluency in Somali and English/ verbal and written is a added value.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

SC Values are: AccountabilityAmbitionCollaborationCreativity and Integrity. To meet the value system the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases:

Leading ( align with Ambition, Integrity collaboration and creativity)

  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrate leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compiling vision to inspire to achieve our goals for children
  • Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organization.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invest time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realize their full potential and to build the organization capability for the further.
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Thinking ( align with Ambition, creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

  • Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgements.

Engaging ( align with Collaboration, Creativity,

  • Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

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