MIYCN/E SBCC Officer-9

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

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Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)Job Description:

MIYCN/E SBCC Officer support the care takers and PHCUs in counselling and home to home visit for TFP and SFP beneficiaries for successful outcome. He/she will support heath facilities (Primary Hospitals, Health Centers and Health Posts) in the treatment of acute malnutrition among nutrition priority groups, mainly Children U5 and referral linkage services in accordance with the national protocol and SPHERE standard. He/she will support and assist the care takers to adhere to instructions, hygiene sanitation and infant and young children feeding at facilities and door to door for SAM and MAM caretakers. The position is expected to support health facilities and support for mothers at the Therapeutic Feeding Programs in OTP and SC sites (TFP units) and Responsible for identifying the barriers and cultural taboos that hiders child feeding, identify minimum resources for IYCF implementation with other routine reports and share to the immediate supervisor.

  • Responsible to support Districts and PHCU in collaboration with OTP/SC officers in planning and conducting nutrition screening activities, Ensuring existence of functional referral pathways and linkages between communities and HF and vice versa on TFP/SFP beneficiaries.
  • Support and assist Woreda Health Offices and PHCUs in the piloting of Family MUAC approach.
  • Implement and provide technical support for TFP on (IDPs), and mobilization of community, and nutritional screening for both host & IDPs
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision and provide technical support on stabilization Center and Outpatient Therapeutic Program sites every week.
  • Ensure linkage of OTP/SC discharges, to distribution of protection and TSF ration (If applicable), in order to prevent further deterioration.
  • Print, laminate and provide the necessary OTP/SC guidelines and protocols for running OTP/SC, photocopy for other related activities.
  • Integrate the TFP activities with IYCF Activities, including health facilities with due emphasis on enhancing the availability and integration of IYCF counselling services.
  • Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, Plump nut and drug stock control balance form).

Required Professional Experience

  • Minimum three years working experience with NGOs in CMAM program.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • BSc degree in Public Health/ Clinical Nursing/Nutrition and related health field of study preferred from accredited universities or health colleges

Certificates on:

  • Acute malnutrition 2019 revised guideline training
  • Revised 2019 IMAM guideline, and IYCF-E training
  • Integrated Pharmaceuticals Logistics System (IPLS)
  • Trained on Family MUAC approach and TSFP/MAM

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Knowledge, training and experience in management of MAM and SAM with/without medical complication
  • Demonstrated skills in IYCF-E with CMAM program planning, implementation and monitoring. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Good human relation skills.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Strong adherence to World Vision values.
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity and integrity.
  • Prepared to live and work in a remote and uncertain security environment
  • Fluent in oral and written English and Amharic.

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Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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