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IYCF Officer needed at World Vision Ethiopia

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IYCF Officer needed at World Vision Ethiopia, June 17 2022
Organization: World Vision Ethiopia
Position: IYCF Officer
Deadline: 06.26.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Soro Berguda, Meleka Soda, Dugdadawa, Goro and Sweyna

Job Description:

The IYCF Officer is expected to support and ensure the IYCF promotion, counseling, and support for mothers at the Therapeutic Feeding Programs (TFP) and Targeted Supplementary Food Program (TSFP) in respective Woreda according to the IYCF standard. S/he will work closely with Health Workers, HEWs, and community to ensure the sustainability of IYCF activities at Woreda level. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

1.    Major Responsibilities



  • Ensure that TFP (OTP & SC) and TSFP (Food Distribution) sites established and activated for IYCF promotion, counseling, and support;
  • Build the capacity of HEWs and Nurses on IYCF promotion, counseling, and support;
  • Ensure the CMAM beneficiaries are well integrated with IYCF programs;
  • Support community assessments related to CMAM & IYCF and strengthen capacity of various health, agriculture, and other sectors’ front line workers to improve the quality of nutrition intervention.
  • Plan for IYCF promotion with HEWs and other health workers working at OTP and SC sites;
  • Advise the best feeding options/ practices and follow ups as appropriate.
  • Provide regular updates and monthly reports for the CMAM coordinator timely;
  • Utilize Woreda and Kebele level opportunities for IYCF promotion and support. Participate in the development of mother support groups and mother-baby areas
  • Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when   breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary foods and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with IYCF.
  • Support Health Workers and HEWs on Women Development Armies or Health Development Armies’ (HDAs) trainings including IDPs supporters. Ensures the availability of teaching aid and IEC materials for program implementation.
  • Take part in the project set-up, technical support visit, monitoring visits, surveys and evaluations
  • Ensure the IYCF promotion is conducted at OTP sites and SCs regularly and as per the standard including IDPs setups. Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers (at PHC, Hospitals, HCs and community levels).
  • Ensure TFP (OTP & SCs) and Food distribution (FD) sites have quality recording of IYCF activities by Host and IDPs;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the nutrition program coordinator


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Job Requirements:


1.    Qualifications Required: BSc degree in Public Health/ Clinical Nursing/Nutrition and related health field of study Minimum two years working experience with NGOs in CMAM program, specific to IYCF;
  • License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:
  • 1.IMAM basic training
  • 2.IYCF_E basic training
  • 3.Experience in IYCF-e implementation (organizing M2MG setup, counselling & Coaching skill), and report writing

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

1.Knowledge, training and experience in implementing IYCF

2.Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.

3.Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.

4.Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

5.Good human relation skills.

6.Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

7.Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult

and frustrating working conditions;

8.Strong adherence to World Vision values;

9.Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle

stress, cultural and gender sensitivity and integrity;

10.Prepared to live and work in a remote and uncertain security environment

11.Fluent in oral and written English.

2.    Work Experience: Minimum two years working experience with NGOs in CMAM program; specific to IYCF.

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How To Apply:

Interested applicants are required to apply through this link;

World Vision Ethiopia is a child focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.


·         We do not receive detail CVs, application letters, credentials and supporting documents at this point & Telephone call to the office is strongly forbidden.

·         Internal applicant must attach appointment letter of current location, if not application will not be considered

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