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Job Description

Objective 1

Rapid/detailed assessment of infant and Young Child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at Health Facalities

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Conduct Simple Rapid Assessment (SRA) of all mothers with children under 24 months that attend   the OTP/SFP programme through the local Basic Health Units (BHUs).
  • Conduct detailed assessment of child feeding practices in women that require additional support or reveal difficulties.
  • Maintain clear communication with all other OTP staff regarding the status of beneficiaries, including OTP – Nutrition Officer / IYCF Supervisor and community mobilizers.

Objective 2

Counselling the pregnant women for the preparation of Breastfeeding and colostrum feeding. One to One tailored IYCF counselling sessions to all mothers with children under 24 months.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Provide the Pregnant women with preparatory counselling for breast feeding and colostrums feeding, to ensure prevention of pre-lacteal feeds and bottle feeding.
  • Counseling the mothers on good maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Provide tailored one to one counseling sessions, based on initial assessments, offering practical advice and education to mothers on the key issues of infant and Young child feeding practices.
  • Ensure all mothers/care givers are aware of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the initial 6 months.
  • Support the mothers suffering from insufficient milk production with advice on re-lactation.
  • Discourage and educate mothers on the dangers of feeding bottles by exchanging used bottles for cups and spoons provided by ACF.
  • Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when   breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary foods and respond to any concerns or local          taboos associated with IYCF.
  • Counseling of mothers on the appropriate time introduce complementary feeding promotion the continuation of Breast feeding.
  • Educating the mothers on the quality, quantity and frequency of complementary feeds to promote adequate weight gain.
  • Utilize the provided education material on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices, relaying accurate, practical and specific advice for the mother’s need.
  • Ensure a comfortable, calm environment for counselling sessions and maintain good relationships with the beneficiaries.
  • Ensure provision of MM Supplementation to Pregnant/Pre-Pregnant and Lactating mothers as per protocol.
  • Provide IFA/ZINC to adolescent girls in the community with support CHW and LHWs program.

Objective 3

Supervise IYCF activates and integration

Tasks & responsibilities

·         Conduct education sessions within the surrounding community on the importance of IYCF practices in conjunction with community mobilisers.

·         Aid in establishing mother to mother support groups/committees within the community to provide additional support for mothers and extend knowledge of good IYCF practices.

·         Take lead on forming of pair community health worker.

·         Playing an active role on advocacy to promote proper IYCF Practices, antenatal and post natal checkups, importance of institutional deliveries, vaccination and growth monitoring.

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP

Internal

Maintain good relation and communication with all field staff and deputy program manager.

External

Maintain good relation with community stakeholder and all mothers availing IYCF Services and/or counseling sessions.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete and maintain individual IYCF beneficiary report cards.
  • Perform close monitoring and records of all beneficiaries, including follow up checks with community Mobilizer and summaries of total number of mothers attending the session.
  • Referrals to EPI and MCH for Vaccination and ANC/PNC respectively.

Note: These are project based positions and project will be implemented in coordination with the government of Sindh therefore salaries may differ from ACF actual salaries.

Job Details

Job Channel:
Functional Area:
Total Positions:
2 Posts
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Contract
Department:
Nutrition
Job Location:
Gender:
Female
Minimum Education:
Diploma
Degree Title:
Preference: • Diploma in General Nursing or Midwifery
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
1 Year (Experience one year in CMAM and IYCF.)
Work Permit:
Pakistan
Apply Before:
Jul 18, 2017
Posting Date:
Jul 12, 2017
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ACF International | Action Against Hunger

N.G.O./Social Services · 301-600 employees - Ghotki

FOR A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER FOR FOOD. AGAINST HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION. FOR CLEAN WATER. AGAINST KILLER DISEASES. FOR CHILDREN THAT GROW UP STRONG. AGAINST LIVES CUT SHORT. FOR CROPS THIS YEAR, AND NEXT. AGAINST DROUGHT AND DISASTER. FOR CHANGING MINDS. AGAINST IGNORANCE AND INDIFFERENCE. FOR FREEDO ...Read More

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