Maternal Infant, Young Children Nutrition in Emergency (MIYNC/E), SBCC Officer

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Ethiopia , Ethiopia
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Full Time
Date Posted
2 days ago

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Hiring organization: World Vision Ethiopia

Job title: Maternal Infant, Young Children Nutrition in Emergency (MIYNC/E), SBCC Officer

Employment type: Full-time 

Deadline: June 16, 2024

Job category: Health Care

About World Vision Ethiopia:

World Vision Ethiopia began its first intervention in Ethiopia in 1971 with relief and opened the Ethiopia office in 1975. Relief, rehabilitation, and small community development projects dominated the decade that followed. During the 1984/85 drought, World Vision Ethiopia participated in a massive relief operation that saved the lives of millions of people.

Starting its operation with emergency intervention in some parts of Ethiopia, World Vision currently operates in 53 Area Programs (APs) implementing effective programmes, such as Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Emergency Response, Faith and Development, Food Security, Economic Development, Climate change, and environmental projects and other cross-cutting programmes.

 Job Summary:

Maternal Infant, Young Children Nutrition in Emergency (MIYNC/E), SBCC Officers 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

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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)

Job Requirements:

  • BSc degree in Public Health, or Nursing from accredited college and/or universities.
  • Minimum three years of working experience with NGOs in CMAM program.

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. Willingness to work in SC and OTP center

Required Skills:

    • Acute care

    How To Apply:

    Interested and qualified applicants can apply through the following link

    World Vision is a child-focused organization that is committed to safeguarding all children as well as adult beneficiaries and has zero tolerance for incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. Therefore, World Vision does not hire staff whose background is not suitable for working with children or vulnerable adults, even if their role does not interact directly with them.

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