Emergency Recruitment / Infant And Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Counsellor (Ref: ‘SRP-IYCF-003)
|SOLIDARITY RESPECT & PROTECT||Hatay|
|İngilizce (B1, Level 3, Pre-Intermediate ),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)|
IDENTIFICATION OF THE POSITION/ORGANIZATION
Area: Health and Nutrition
Hierarchical Superior: Midwife
Functional Top: Medical Officer
Directly supervise: NA
Internal relations: With personnel from the SRP and partner technical team and administrative and logistical personnel.
External Relations: Personnel from the Municipality, Regional Government and other departmental and local institutions, UN agencies, local and international NGOs, as well as community leaders
1. General Objective of the Position
The IYCF counsellor will be part of the team operating in an integrated manner with the medical officer and midwife in mother baby areas most affected by the earthquake.
S/he will be required to lead the team operating in the mother-baby friendly spaces for the benefit of target groups in areas most affected by the disaster, conducting needs assessments in coordination with the rest of the medical team when necessary.
They will work in team and adapt their service according to the priorities identified and changing in the period of implementation of the project, assuring that the interventions are conducted preserving the dignity of beneficiaries and following strong ethical principles and confidentiality.
S/he will overview the design of the infant and young child feeding activities and sessions, ensuring they are implemented in a way that child and caregiver well-being. They will be responsible for the monitoring and reporting of training and awareness raising activities, as well as groups and individual sessions ensuring that the impact of team activities is met considering the cultural context for the most vulnerable communities.
The IYCF counsellor will be responsible for keeping records, monitoring service beneficiaries' progress, and reporting to the midwife. This person will actively participate in programming and follow-up meetings of activities, sharing good practices and lessons learned that contribute to the improvement of the intervention and the expertise of partner organizations.
2. Specific Objectives
Assess feeding support needs of caregivers of children under 2:
- Identify specific feeding support needs, using rapid and full assessments, with face-to-face observations.
- Support in conducting other assessments as needed.
- Assist and give one-on-one counseling for pregnant women.
· Support non-breastfeeding mothers to re-lactate or get support from wet nurses.
- Counsel non-breastfeeding mothers/caregivers on proper use of artificial feeding (BMS) through training, demonstration, and on-going guidance, following SOPs developed by the nutrition sector and following international standards.
Reporting and documentation: Completion and safe/confidential storage of beneficiary data and program information
- Completion and filing of beneficiary data collection forms (quantitative and qualitative) using program tools (e.g., assessment form, follow-up form, referral form, final assessment and discharge form, etc.)
Coordination and communication
- Support team in conducting referrals on needs related to nutrition-vulnerability, including WASH, food security, general health, MHPSS services, sexual and reproductive health, etc.
Support in conducting other assessments as needed
- Plan one-on-one counseling, especially on exclusive breastfeeding for children under 6 months, continued breastfeeding, optimal complementary feeding practices for mothers of children between 6-24 months, and maternal health.
- Support and counsel mothers identified w/ difficulties breastfeeding and suboptimal IYCF practices
- Conduct regular follow-up.
Participate in other nutrition and health promotion activities that could be identified based on beneficiaries needs and linked with the nutrition context.
Will participate in Reports-Frequency
Program definition NO
Preparation of documents for donors YES Means of verification based on donor reporting requirements.
Drafting of projects YES They will contribute their knowledge of the context for the formulation of projects.Preparation of budgets and financial reports
Preparation of budgets and financial reports NO
5. Candidate profile
Academic training Nurse/counsellor/public health/nutritionist
Desirable specific/technical knowledge:
Previous experience required:Experience designing and implementing infant feeding interventions (group and individual sessions) is ideal, counselling on pregnant and lactating women.
Experience working in multidisciplinary team
Personal characteristics required: Honesty, humanitarian principles, institutional identification, communication skills, coordination capacity, stress management, flexibility, spirit of teamwork.
Languages: Turkish, and ideally basic English
Required computer programs: Advanced command of Windows, Office, for information management and reports.
Mobility required (national and international) Internal mobility in Hatay
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send your updated CV and a cover letter to email@example.com with the subject of your email being ‘SRP-IYCF-003.
SOLIDARITY RESPECT & PROTECT
SRP is a humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in 2020 by a group of young people, experts, and community activists of different nationalities, races and genders interested in the humanitarian issue and inspiring in addressing societal, developmental and emergency issues that need to be addressed with creative and rapid interventions in a professional manner and in a participatory manner with stakeholders.
We believe that supporting society, people with disabilities and women to obtain rights and build peace and justice in society is the way to achieve peace.
SRP carries out its activities through the Gaziantep center focusing protection of women, refugees, PwD and adolescent girls.