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Posted: 02 May 2017 15:18
Deadline: 09 Jun 2017
Category: Health Professionals
Location: Africa , South Sudan
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 2 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: ACROSS
About Company: Thank God for the peace process that is in progress in Addis Ababa(Ethiopia), pray for God's wisdom for the mediators as they tray to bring the opposing parties in the South Sudan conflict to come to a common point of understanding on how to resolve the crisis.
Email: acrossinfo@across-sudan.org
Phone: +24920 2325821
Contact name: MD
File: Download
Requirements
• Diploma in nursing or nutrition with appropriate certificates and licensures. Prior
supervisory experience in a public health setting and knowledge of nutritional intervention is
highly desirable.
• Have technical background and knowledge in IYCF or CMAM and demonstrated work
experience in designing and implementing CMAM or IYCF components and hygiene
promotion/Nutrition education programs;
• 1 to 2 years' experience in Management of emergency nutrition; NGO & refugee camp
setting experience preferred.
• Knowledge and experience in Nutrition intervention, and hygiene promotion
• Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
ACROSS is looking for a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Nutrition Officer to be
based in Juba and Y ei implementing the Across UNICEF funded Nutrition Program in Gorom and
Lasu Refugee Camps in the former Central Equatoria State. The Nutrition Officer has the overall
responsibility of providing direct implementation of nutrition in the camps by effective nutrition
services delivery. The Nutrition officer will be responsible for IYCF, IMSAM and ensure the
functionality of the OTP, with a focus on nutrition outreach and improving the nutritional status of
the community through establishing mother to mother support groups. They shall ensure that
Across delivers the highest standards on nutritional care as per South Sudan MOH Nutrition
Guidelines. The candidate shall perform the following duties as listed below;
• She/he reports to the nutrition coordinator on nutrition weekly activities of the team.
• Provide on job training and IYCF /IMSAM mentoring to nutrition assistants
• Submitting nutrition reports to the nutrition coordinator.
• Organize with the nutrition assistants on the criteria of establishing mother to mother
support group
• Llaising with child protection officers to identify infants with special needs in the camp
• Malcing home visit and follow up for special need infants and mothers.
• To promote positive Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the community.
• Training and mentoring nutrition assistants/ counsellor and lead mother groups on iycf key
messages.
• Provide on job training and mentoring to breastfeeding mothers in TSFP and BSFP
• Counselling mothers with special needs on matters related to breastfeeding and child care.
• Printing and distributing IEC material to nutrition assistants.
• Educate the child caregivers on the food preparation procedure through food
demonstration.
• Educate mothers on the importance of giving the therapeutic food to the malnourished child
only and in the right quantities per day.
• Requesting for staff per diem and other funds to facilitate the daily operation of the
activities.
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