Nutrition Technician-Paktia(82-2018) Female Only

International Rescue Committee (irc)
  • Post Date: July 3, 2018
  • Apply Before: December 9, 2018
  • Applications 0
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Job Overview

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 well being, 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:

Work as Nutrition Technician under the supervision of Nutrition Supervisor at health facility and community levels.
Take active part in screening and growth monitoring of malnourished children at community level.
Assist Nutrition Team in the development, coordination and production of teaching materials.
Ensure the utilization & visibility of IEC materials at health facilities (HFs) and health posts (HPs) level by CHWs, Healthcare Facility Personnel, or FHAG groups.
Assist and facilitate Community Mobilization Teams (CMTs) at health post in conducting CBNP activity at community level.
Motivate CMTs in promoting nutrition activities at their respective villages.
Follow up of CBNP and IYCF4in One programs with CMTs and Nutrition Counsellors in Growth monitoring and Screening of children at community and Health facility levels.
Develop positive relations with community through regular meetings with elders, Mullahs, local Shura and CDC to promote IRC acceptance in the target areas.
Work with community elders, Shura during project implementation, explaining IRC project activities and explain that IRC projects are in line with Islamic values.
Working with HPs and HFs staff to fill the gaps identified during monitoring and supervision visits of different monitors of IRC and SRTRO.
Coordination with different governmental department for organizing the events like CBNP and IYCF4 in One sessions at community and health facility levels.
Collection of data from HPs and HFs regarding nutrition program at both levels.

Job Requirements:

  • 12th grade or Qualified Nurse or Midwife with experience in Nutrition and trainings activities.
  • Experienced in health and nutrition projects implementation and design.
  • Expert in community mobilization and coordination to increase community participation.
  • Experienced in designing behaviour change communication (health) for improving the nutritional status of child and child bearing age women.
  • 2-3 years relevant experience
  • Enthusiasm to travel to locations within a region – and to other regions for training sessions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in local languages both verbally and in writing.
  • Self-motivated, possessing persuasion skills, ability to maintain relationship and able to work on own initiative.

Submission Guideline:

The Subject line of your email must indicate the exact job location, vacancy number and job title. Interested candidates are requested to send their applications & CVs (NOT Educational and Work Certificates), to the attention of Human Resources Department to the following address or email us on (AF-Recruitment@rescue.org). Short listed candidates will be directly contacted for written test and after that for interview. 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 – Kabul House 34, Street No.4 Taimani District 10, Close to Haji Mohammad Dad Mosque.

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Job Detail
  • Experience2 Years
  • GenderFemale
  • QualificationHigh School
  • SalaryBased on NTA Salary Scale
  • Contract DurationEnd of September (Extendable)
  • Vaccancy Number82-2018
  • Number of positions3
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