IYCF Counsellor (Female)

Concern Worldwide

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Job Context

  • Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract up to 31 December 2023 (Anticipated Funding)
  • Salary: Grade- 2.9
  • Duty Station: Ukhiya / Teknaf, Cox`s Bazar (Assign by Management)
  • Job Purpose: She will be responsible for IYCF and C-MAMI (MAMI) counselling of pregnant mothers and caregivers of children 0-23 months in the project areas. She will be responsible for age and case specific counselling and referral for the targeted area which impact on the lives of the extreme poor and results in lasting positive change. She will play a vital role to bring change in the care practices in terms of IYCF/E and MAMI. She will lead the rapid assessment of IYCF/C-MAMI and conduct the full assessment according to the standard protocol and format. She will also play key role in management of Non-Breastfed Child and ensure an organized referral pathway among clinical assessment point of INF, SC and health post. She will be responsible to perform other activities requested by her supervisor based on project need.
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Job Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the IYCF and C-MAMI counselling implementation plan is developed jointly with the team and delivered timely and effectively to ensure improvement in the nutrition status of the project participants beyond project end.
  • To facilitate effective counselling to beneficiaries to bring positive change in their infant feeding practices with the minimum resources towards achieving objective and support to beneficiaries when required.
  • Capacitate and support volunteers to conduct the rapid screening and identification of mothers with children 0-23 months with breastfeeding difficulties and non-breastfed infants.
  • Counseling mothers and caretakers to ensure proper infant and young child feeding practices.
  • Supporting the referral of visibly severe wasted children 0-5 months for inpatient care/ stabilization center.
  • Ensure linkage with clinical assessment point of INF.
  • Ensuring quality of IYCF-E and MAMI sensitization provided by volunteers during house to house visits and perform house to house visits to especially vulnerable infants.
  • Ensure support to at risk Mothers and Infants (0-6 month).
  • Support to generate weekly, monthly and other relevant reports as detailed and keeping proper records of project activities at the field level.
  • Enabling a friendly collaborative working culture within the team, actively sharing information and knowledge to enable the team to ensure effective learning and sharing across the organization.
  • Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc.)
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Country Director or the line manager.
  • Accountability:
  • In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Employment Status


Educational Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from any reputed university will be preferable. BSc in Nursing degree with relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Experience Requirements

  • 1 to 2 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Around 1-2 years’ progressive experience in community nutrition field. (For highly technical candidates, experience is considerable).
  • Good command and fluency in Bengali and Local/Chittagong dialect will be preferable.
  • Technical knowledge on Community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), C-MAMI and IYCF/E, ECCD programming.
  • Familiar with SBCC activities.
  • Having good knowledge on Rohingya refugee programmes will add value.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide counselling support.
  • Only Female candidates are eligible as they will provide one to one counselling on breastfeeding to mothers.
  • Key competencies:
  • Enthusiastic, honest and committed. Results oriented.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to problem solving and good decision making skills.
  • Good communication skill.
  • Ability to work in challenging environments and strict deadline.
  • Essential competencies:
  • Good knowledge on Communication and Counselling.
  • Good reporting and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work in team, respect team decisions and support multi-cultural team members.
  • Must have a ‘hands on’, practical mentality, be self-driven and very self-motivated.
  • Must be well organized.
  • Very high attention to detail.
  • Cultural and political sensitivity.

Job Location

Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Job Source

Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Job Summary

Read More:_IYCF Counsellor (Female)

Published on: 21 Dec 2022

Vacancy:  11

Employment Status: Contractual

Experience: 1 to 2 year(s)

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Application Deadline: 24 Dec 2022

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