IYCF Counsellor 349 views

Job Location: Zabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per the salary scale
Vacancy Number: 262_2020
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Qalat
Organization: INTERSOS
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years’ experience in a similar role
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Completed higher secondary level education
Close date: 04 May, 2020

Job Description:

Helps to identify needs for breastfeeding counselling and provide adequate counselling
Facilitates sessions on nutrition, health and hygiene good practices to pregnant and lactating women and caregiver of malnourished children attending the IYCF-E and Out-patient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) sites
To provide one on one breastfeeding counselling for mothers experiencing difficulties breastfeeding; including demonstration and breastfeeding techniques and supporting re-lactation
Facilitate the scheduling of outreach worker/volunteer for follow-up of caregiver of children with breastfeeding difficulties at home.
Identify mothers to become peer educators in their home villages, and to support them to undertake sensitization and referral to the Mother Baby Area
To refer children for intensive nutritional/medical care as required
To train outreach worker and volunteers on best practices for infant and young child feeding
Prepare daily/weekly reports on activities and any necessary reports as requested by the IYCF-E Supervisor
Attend training and team meeting as requested

Job Requirements:

Completed higher secondary level education
1 – 2 years’ experience in a similar role
A good understanding of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices within the target community
Ability to work within a tight timeframe
Excellent interpersonal skill and able to work in a multicultural team
Motivated and prepared to work in the field areas in challenging conditions
Passionate about improving the lives of children
Women candidate are preferable for this job profile


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling for INTERSOS values
Creates an environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Experience in individual /group counselling



Submission Guideline:

c Please submit your updated profile and cover letter to jobs.afghanistan@intersos.org and clearly write the job title and vacancy number in the subject line of your application. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test/interview.


Applications without subject line will not be entertained.


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