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Nutrition Officer- IYCF, Garowe, Puntland

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

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.

Main Responsibilities:

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.

Capacity building.

  • 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.