Project Officer I - Nutrition
The position holder will work closely with the Project Coordinator to provide training on integrated Primary Health Care and other program activities. (TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, Nutrition etc.). He/she will be responsible for effective implementation, coordination and supervision of IYCF interventions with the aim of improving the nutritional status of identified vulnerable groups.
Ensure effective implementation and coordination of project
Ensure that IYCF/IYCF-E activates are implemented according to work plans.
Ensure IYCF/ IYCF-E guidelines are maintained in all MCH/OPD clinics and outreach stations.
Provide supervision of MCH staff using the MCH supervision check list
Ensure IYCF integration with all CMAM components.
Support the establishment of mother to mother support groups within the community.
To oversee community mobilization and sensitization on IYCF issues
Provide IYCF counselling sessions to pregnant women.
Ensure that the District Health Boards and Village Health Committees are constituted, trained and are active.
Play an active advocacy role to promote proper IYCF practices, antenatal and post-natal checkups.
Represent WV Somalia in the various forums such as meetings with the government, INGO, LNGO and government.
Conduct training needs assessment for both nutrition staff and IYCF staff.
Participate in staff training to address capacity gaps identified.
Compile comprehensive training reports
Ensure effective and efficient reporting of all IYCF activities.
Minimum Qualifications Required
A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition or a related study.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a nutrition or health program.
Should demonstrate good interpersonal and organization skills. Should have good communication skills and the ability to write well.
Technical training in nursing, midwifery or medical science will have added advantage.
Evidence of past training in IYCF will be preferred.
Demonstrates a good understanding and commitment to humanitarian standards eg SPHERE.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Office based with frequent travel to field locations.