Infant And Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Assistant

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

August 01, 2017
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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Assistant

 Damasak, Borno 

Job Summary

  • The Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Assistant will be based in Damasak, Borno state and work under the supervision of the Infant and Young Child Feeding Officer.
  • The IYCF Assistant will support the IYCF Officer in conducting rapid/detailed assessment of infant and young child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at mobile clinics.
  • He/she will support the IYCF Officer in providing personalized IYCF counselling sessions to pregnant women for the preparation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding and all mothers with children under 24 months.


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:


Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate will;

  • Have a minimum of National Diploma in Health, Nutrition, Nursing or related field.
  • Have related working experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure contexts) preferably.
  • Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field
  • Have the willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites
  • Have the ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
  • Be professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Be willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Be fluent in English and other local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa)
  • Be committed to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.
  • Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, WASH, Nutrition).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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About Action Against Hunger | Acf-international

  • Type: Nonprofit
  • Headquarters: Lagos and Kano

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sus...Know More about Action Against Hunger | Acf-international

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