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IYCF E Officer (Female Candidates only) needed at Save The Children


IYCF E Officer (Female Candidates only) needed at Save The Children, April 17 2022


Organization: Save The Children

Position: IYCF E Officer

Deadline: 04.24.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Afdem and Muli Woredas Dire-Dawa, Somali

Job description


Job-specific roles and 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 Coordinator,
  • 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


Job requirements


  • BSC/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.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.


  • The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and Relations to his team members.
  • The position holder must have an ability that he can manage when it comes to reach hard decisions to across the barrier.

·       Knowledge of the context is preferred.

  • Female candidates are preferred.
  • The position holder should have a good interrelation ship with others and must now local language (Somali)

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


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