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IYCF Counsellor-(2 Positions)

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SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Currently working in Banadir and Bay Regoins, we expending our services to Bakool Region

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below IYCF Counsellor (CNHW)

Job Title: IYCF Counsellor-(2 Positions)

Location: Mogadishu/Heliwa

Job Summary:

The IYCF Counsellor is expected to provide a high standard of promoting optimum health and preventive health care, thereby contributing to a safe, efficient and effective service to patients.

Report to: Nutrition Supervisor

Key Area of responsibility:

Carry out mobilization activities in allocated program areas in line with agreed plans, protocols and current donor proposals.

Ensure smooth, effective operation of the mobilizations exercises in SOS MC operational areas.

Ensure that CNWs convey correct health and nutrition messages to the community and that the community accurately and correctly interpret those messages into actions.

Collect and compile weekly and monthly mobilization reports and submit them to the supervisor in a timely manner.

Participate in health and nutrition assessments, surveys, surveillance, program reviews and other monitoring activities as required.

Disseminate public health and nutrition education messages to improve knowledge attitude and practices.

Ensure all mother/ care givers are aware of importance of exclusive breastfeeding for initial 6 months.

A loving home for every child

Qualifications and Experience

Secondary certificate, Nutrition training certificate or related field

Minimum 2 years of progressive professional experience in doing of IYCF Counsellor, or had work with Nutrition Partner for nutrition Projects.

Excellent command in Somali and English

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills Ward Management Skills

Basic Knowledge and experience Nutrition

Proactive, result oriented, independent, able to identify and carry out duties with minimum supervision

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email HR.SO@sossomalia.org Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is 4th December, 2019

Competent Female candidates are encourage to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

A loving home for every child

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