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13 Jun 2017

IYCF COUNSELOR (2 Positions)

Job Description

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

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
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

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

How to Apply

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 and indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for application is 2nd August 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 employe

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