14 Jun 2024

IYCF-E Officer at Save the Children

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Job Description

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. After passing a century, which it celebrated in 2019, it is now a global movement made up of 29 national member organizations which work in 120 countries.


Th The position holder is responsible for the four IYCF component implementations in the woreda and working closely with the woreda, Kebele, community, and religious leaders and Health Development Army for the effective implementation and linkage of the IYCF program with the community and facility. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide consistent and high-quality technical support in relation to IYCF implementation and will assist Nutrition  officers and TSFP officers in the woreda to build a strong IYCF implementation package.

Reports to: Woreda Health and Nutrition Lead


  • Manages the project unit’s implementation of the nutrition program in agreement with the overall IYCF Program activities according to SCI and national standards.
  • Makes sure that the IYCF program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement
  • Facilitates the training under the project regarding IYCF
  • Supports and liaises with the health center staff and provides on-the-job training and capacity building.
  • Select and establish counselors from the health facilities and the community.
  • Establishment and strengthening of MTM support groups, training them, and close follow-up for supporting IYCF_E promotion activities.
  • Strengthening BFC at targeted health facilities
  • Asses and diagnose difficulties of feeding for all PLWs coming for other services, for screening, and at the community.
  • Provide day-to-day one-to-one and group counseling for PLW regarding IYCF practices.
  • Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on providing proper IYCF counseling
  • Conduct formative assessment for key behaviors and skills for IYCF and develop culturally appropriate and effective IEC materials and adapt it to the day-to-day counseling.
  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, and all other supplies for IYCF.
  • Creates and maintain relationships with local health and other authorities and try to link the IYCF program with the existing health structure smoothly,
  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase-out strategy,
  • Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, and outreach team including health extension workers and community volunteers,
  • Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the IYCF program from the start,
  • Organizes monthly report of community mobilization, IYCF, and report on time to the Sr. CMAM Officer, and provides updates when needed.
  • Reports any problems in a timely manner to the Woreda Health and Nutrition Lead,
  • Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,
  • Performs other related tasks as required and tasks assigned by the organization


  • BSC Nurse/Mid-wife or Public Health and above
  • Minimum two years working experience directly related to emergency health & nutrition related fields Knowledge, training, and experience in IYCF  and community mobilization/BCC
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers, and development of training materials.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Local language.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Personal Competencies:

  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness, and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things


  • Knowledge of the context is preferred.
  • Female candidates are preferred.

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Closing Date : 22 June. 2024


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