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IYCF -E Officer – Save the Children Vacancy Announcement


IYCF -E Officer – Save the Children Vacancy Announcement, October 28 2023




Organization: Save the Children

Position: IYCF -E Officer

Location: Rayitu, of East Bale zone woreda of Bale Zone, Oromia

Employment: Full time

Deadline: Nov 6, 2023




Job Description



Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs, or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Th The position holder is responsible for the four IYCF component implementations in the woreda and working closely with the woreda, Kebele, community, and religious leaders and Health Development Army for the effective implementation and linkage of the IYCF program with the community and facility. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide consistent and high-quality technical support in relation to IYCF implementation and will assist CMAM officers and TSFP officers in the woreda to build a strong IYCF implementation package.

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Coordinator


Number of direct reports: none




(a)   Manages the project unit’s implementation of the nutrition program in agreement with the overall IYCF Program activities according to SCI and national standards.

(b)   Makes sure that the 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

(c)   Facilitates the training under the project regarding IYCF

(d)   Supports and liaises with the health center staff and provides on-the-job training and capacity building.

(e)   Select and establish counsellors from the health facilities and the community.

(f)    Establishment and strengthening of MTM support groups, training them, and close follow-up for supporting IYCF_E promotion activities.

(g)   Asses and diagnose difficulties of feeding for all PLWs coming for other services, for screening, and at the community.

(h)   Provide day-to-day one-to-one and group counselling for PLW regarding IYCF practices.

(i)    Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on providing proper IYCF counselling

(j)    Conduct formative assessment for key behaviours and skills for IYCF and develop culturally appropriate and effective IEC materials and adapt it to the day-to-day counselling.

(k)   Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, and all other supplies for IYCF.

(l)    Creates and maintain relationships with local health and other authorities and try to link the IYCF program with the existing health structure smoothly,

(m) Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase-out strategy,

(n)   Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, and outreach team including health extension workers and community volunteers,

(o)   Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the IYCF program from the start,

(p)   Organizes monthly report of community mobilization, IYCF, and report on time to the Sr. CMAM Officer, and provides updates when needed.

(q)   Reports any problems in a timely manner to the Sr. CMAM Officer,

(r)    Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,

(s)    Performs other related tasks as required and tasks assigned by the organization

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


·       Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values

·       Holds the team and SCI Filed Offices accountable to deliver on their responsibilities –giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


·       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for his/herself, takes responsibility for his or her own development, and encourages others to do the same

·       Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·       Future orientated, thinks strategically


·       Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, and external partners, and supporters

·       Values diversity, and sees it as a source of competitive strength

·       Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


·       Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·       Willing to take disciplined risks


·       Honest, encourages openness and transparency


Job Requirements



Ø  BSC/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).

Ø  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

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

Ø  Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers, and development of training materials.

Ø  Proficiency in spoken and written English and Local language.

Ø  Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all, and interpersonal skills.

Ø  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

·       Personal Competencies:

Ø  Eagerness to do the work

Ø  Dedication to objectives

Ø  Punctuality

Ø  Integrity

Ø  Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness, and resourcefulness (Teamwork)

Ø  Respectful of oneself and others

Ø  Quality conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things



Knowledge of the context is preferred.

Female candidates are preferred.



How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

Use the below link to apply:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.



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