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الثلاثاء، 27 مارس 2018


تعلن  International Medical Corps في الزعتري عن حاجتها الى :

Nutrition Counselor


BACKGROUND
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Assessment:
  • Assess mothers and their children to identify specific feeding support needs (through Simple Rapid Assessment and Full Assessment of mother-baby pair)
  • Assess the knowledge of the beneficiaries before and after counselling sessions.
Education and Counseling:
  • Provide one-on-one breastfeeding counseling for mothers experiencing difficulties breastfeeding including supporting re-lactation;
  • Provide tailored one-on-one counseling sessions to mothers, in line with needs discovered in initial assessments, offering practical advice and education on key IYCF issues;
  • Ensure all mothers/caregivers are aware of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months;
  • Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when breastfeeding and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with breastfeeding;
  • Counsel mothers on the appropriate time to introduce complementary feeding, and the benefits of continued breastfeeding and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with complementary feeding;
  • Educate the mothers on the quality, quantity and frequency of complementary feeds to promote adequate weight gain;
  • Arrange food demonstration sessions (on complementary feeding) for the beneficiaries in collaboration with outreach workers, women support groups, and other key members of the community;
  • Discourage and educate mothers on the dangers of feeding bottles
  • Provide appropriate counseling and ensure support is provided to caregivers of targeted infants who have no possibility to be breastfed;
  • Provide training, demonstration, on-going guidance and support to provide artificial feeding safely for exceptional cases.
  • Provide appropriate counseling for pregnant and lactating women, complementary feeding and maternal and child nutrition – to be tailored to the specific need;
  • Provide pregnant women with preparatory counseling for breastfeeding and colostrum feeding, to prevent pre-lacteal feeds and bottle feeding;
  • Counsel the mothers on correct maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation;
  • Deliver messages on IYCF practices and maternal nutrition to the targeted community/communities through group education sessions;
  • Lead and conduct support groups for caregivers of children under 1 year old and pregnant and lactating women, OR ensure formation of the mother support group at the community level/
  • Contribute to the development of contextually appropriate IEC materials for local IYCF assessments;
  • Utilize education materials on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices, relaying accurate, practical, and specific advice for the mother’s needs;
Deliverables:
  • Maintain records of mothers and children attending counselling sessions, receiving skilled assessment and support
  • Submit monthly reporting of activities to the Nutrition Coordination Officer and Program Manager.
  • Record and report any donations or untargeted distributions of infant formula, bottles and teats and other violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
  • Play an active role in advocacy to promote proper IYCF-E Practices, antenatal and post-natal checkups, importance of institutional deliveries, vaccination and growth monitoring
Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Qualifications:
  • This type of position requires a female candidate
  • Bachelor degree in nutrition
  • Years of experience; from 1 to 3 years
  • NGO’s experience is preferred
Compliance & Ethics
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”
This job description is subject to periodic review and adjustment in order to achieve IMC’s goals in Jordan, and any changes to JD will be discussed and agreed between signed below