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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 position below:
Job Title: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer
Location: Damasak, Borno State
The Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer will be based in Damasak, Borno state and work under the supervision of the Nutrition Deputy Project Manager.
The IYCF Officer will be responsible for conducting rapid/detailed assessment of Infant and Young Child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at Mobile clinics.
He/she will provide personalized IYCF counselling sessions to pregnant women for the preparation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding and all mothers with children under 24 months.
The Infant and Young Child Feeding Officer will also ensure proper maintenance of IYCF integration with all CMAM components.
Min Required Experience:
Requirements The successful candidate will;
Have Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Nutrition, Nursing or related field. Higher level Degree preferred
Have a minimum of 1 year working experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts including CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
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 working conditions.
Have the capacity to supervise and coach health workers.
Be professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.
Have excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.
Be proficient in statistics and other softwares (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
Be fluent in English.
Be committed to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.
Be proficient with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).