Health & Nutrition Promoter (Balkh, Afghanistan) 171 views

Job Description

Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE: The Health & Nutrition Promoter will coordinate with the Community Mobilisation Assistant to deliver key health/nutrition messages through effective community engagement with a focus on a health, nutrition, food security and MHPSS project that is at proposal stage. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to:Physician 


Promotion and Messaging

Promote community based nutrition and hygiene messages in areas of operation by spending time with communities (including in child-friendly and literacy-friendly ways).
Undertake regular community meetings and promote the services on offer by the MHT to local communities.
Prevents absenties from the program and re- enrolled defaulter from OPD SAM program back to the program by conducting home visits.
Identify barriers to access and inform the Project Coordinator.
Coordinate activities of the project with health Shuras and community elders to ensure that key stakeholders are engaged in the project.
Participate in the capacity building activities of the project and deliver trainings where appropriate.
Lead on the organisation and delivery of awareness-raising campaigns that focus on key health and nutrition messaging.
Promote the importance of maternal and newborn health and nutrition including attachment, stimulation and wellbeing in situations of malnutrition and new born health
Meeting with Psychosocial Officers on a weekly basis to share information, identify trends and align messages

Child Safeguarding

With support from HR and the CSG Focal Point, ensure that all beneficiaries and community-based staff are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

 Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:


Undergraduate degree in social sciences,Nursing / Midwaifary or a related discipline



Good communication skills
Problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills
Representation skills
Computer literate
3 years of experience in relevant field
‘Can do’ attitude with high levels of motivation


Pashto and Dari  proficiency in both speaking and writing
Ability to work independently in the field.


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Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by sending the below documents mentioning the position title and vacancy number (21-053) in the subject of their email before closing date 24 April 2021

   * Letter of Interest and Update CV as a single document
   * SCI application form:

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse



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