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Vacancy Announcement

IYCF COUNSELOR (1 Positions)


Organization

GREDO- Gargaar Relief and Development Organization

Position Title
Location/Duty Station
Employment Status
Donor
Announcing Date
Closing Date

IYCF COUNSELOR
Baidoa-Bay
12Month
SCI/SHF
31/8/2016
05/9/2016

Commitment to Diversity

GREDO is an equal opportunities employer

Submission Email:

hr.gredo@yahoo.com

Organizational Background
GREDO is an indigenous local NGO. Non-profit non-partial, non- political and voluntary
organization based in Baidoa. To reach the most affected grass-root communities in Bay and
Bakool regions and lower shabelle effectively and efficiently, the necessity of local partnership
in relief program appeared. Responding to the partnership need, a group of Somali intellectuals
and well-wishers initiated in December 1992 a local non-governmental organization called
Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO) the organization has implemented
during these period different projects including relief and emergency programs and later
improved into rehabilitation and developmental programs.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION


To provide, support and promote optimal infant and young child care to mothers and cares of
children under two years.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

To lead group education sessions for pregnant mothers and carers of children under 2

To train staff and volunteers on best practices for infant and young child feeding

To supervise volunteers to ensure consistent messaging

To assess mothers and their children to identify specific feeding support needs

To provide breastfeeding counselling for mothers experiencing difficulties breastfeeding;


including supporting lactating mothers

To refer children for intensive nutritional/medical care as required

To identify mothers to become peer educators in their home villages, and to support them
to undertake sensitization and referral to the Child Friendly Space

Keep a register of mothers and children attending education sessions, receiving skilled
assessment and support

Monthly reporting of activities to the Infant and Young Child Feeding officer

Local level awareness raising on best feeding practices for infants and young children
amongst other humanitarian actors in the locality

QUALIFICATIONS

Public health,Nurse, midwife or auxiliary midwife qualification

Knowledge of best infant and young child feeding practices and a willingness to learn

Capacity to keep accurate records of activities and report in a timely manner

Ability to make a work plan and direct work independently

Willingness to live and work in difficult situations

Integrity: Honest, encourages openness, transparency and sincere.

All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3 referees) to
hr.gredo@yahoo.com and indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for
application is 5th September 2016.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to local candidates.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
GREDO is an equal opportunities employer.