Nutrition Counselor (Re Announced) in Badghis

Job Location: Badghis
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Grade F Step 1-3 NTA Salary Scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: IRC (International Rescue Committee)
Experience: 2 Years relevant
Contract Duration: 12 months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Secondary school Diploma or equivalent
Closing Date: 2022-06-29

About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 9 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 500 staff

Job Description:

  • Screen all children and pregnant and lactating women for acute malnutrition using MUAC and refer those who meet the referral criteria for health care services
  • Take height and weight measurements
  • Lead individual and group nutrition counseling sessions tailored to the needs of clients and caregivers
  • Ensure adherence to infection prevention and control measures.
  • Ensure accurate recording of nutrition information in the clinic registers, and timely completion of summary reports.
  • Identify mothers to become peer educators in their villages, and to support them to undertake sensitization and work closely with CHWs
  • Train and work with CHWs to ensure consistent messaging regarding best practices for IYCF and CMAM

Work with CHWs to Providing ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing, and goal setting with patients/families

Staff Coordination

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and provide guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Provide nutrition support and mentorship to other mobile clinic staff, providing on-the-job training where needed.

Other Duties

  • Ensure non-disclosure of any information whatsoever about practices and IRC activities to any other person or organization without permission, except in the normal performance of the service.
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Secondary school Diploma or equivalent
  • Nursing Diploma or qualification an advantage but not required
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Skills to provide sensitive and appropriate counseling, strong communication skills.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work out of hours, sometimes throughout the night.
  • Ability to live in challenging conditions and ability to work under difficult, high pressure situations.   

Desired qualifications:

  • FEMALE applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Previous work with IRC is an advantage

Submission Guideline:

Note: Candidates who have gone through tests/interviews previously in the same role will not be given chance again into the contest.

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)

(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)

Application received without exact position title and location will be directly disqualified from the process.

applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process. 

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

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