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IYCF Nurse -Dollo Bay, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

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  • Post date:12 Sep 2021
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IYCF Nurse  (210006L8)
External advert.

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health & Nutrition


Position: IYCF Nurse                              

POST TYPE: National

GRADE:  4 B                                                                                                       

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The position holder is responsible for the four IYCF component implementation 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 IYCF program with the community and facility. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to IYCF implementation and will assist OTP officers, TFU officers, and TSFP officers in the woreda to build strong IYCF implementation package.


Reports to: CMAM officer

Dimensions: Save the Children works in – regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately – staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A



  2. Manages the project unit’s implementation of nutrition program in agreement with the overall IYCF Program activities according to SCI and national standards.
  3. Makes sure that 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
  4. Facilitates the trainings under the project regarding IYCF
  5. Supports and liaise with the health centre staff and provide on the job training and capacity building.
  6. Select and establish counsellors from the health facilities and the community.
  7. Establishment and strengthening of MTM support groups, train them and close follow up for supporting IYCF_E promotion activities.
  8. Asses and diagnose for difficulties of feeding for all PLW coming for other services, for screening and at the community.
  9. Provide day to day one to one and group counselling for PLW regarding IYCF practices.
  10. Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on providing proper IYCF counselling
  11. Conduct formative assessment for key behaviours and skill for IYCF and develop culturally appropriate and effective IEC materials and adopt it to the day to day counselling.
  12. Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats and all other supplies for IYCF.
  13. Creates and maintain relationship with local health and other authorities and try to link IYCF program with the existing health structure smoothly,
  14. Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
  15. Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, outreach team including health extension workers and community volunteers,
  16. Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the IYCF program from the start,
  17. Organizes monthly report of community mobilization, IYCF and report on time to the Project Manager, Nutrition and provides updates when needed.
  18. Reports any problems in a timely manner to the Health& Nutrition Manager,
  19. Coaches and supervises the CMAM officer, OTP/SC Nurses, Mobile health and nutrition team for integrating IYCF practice promotion activities to their daily health and nutrition works.
  20. Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,
  21. Performs other related tasks as required and tasks assigned by the organization.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values


Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages others to do the same

Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Future orientated, thinks strategically


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


     Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks


    Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • BA/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).
  • Minimum two years working experience for Degree and four years’ experience for Diploma holders out of which two-year 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.

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

Experience in child friendly accountability systems. We offer a competitive package in the context of the role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Date of issue:    September ,2021                                                                 Author:

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Closing Date : Sep 19, 2021



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