IYCF Officer (Infant and Young Child Feeding Officer needed at Plan International)

Plan international is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan International has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years. we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.
Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer

Department: Program
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator
Duration: 10 Months

Job Purpose

  • Lead the IYCF program planning and provide strategic direction to the implementation of IYCF through CG, individual and mass education strategies.
  • Ensure internal and external reporting and documentation requirements are on-time and accurate. Assess staff capacities and coordinate initial or ongoing trainings based on need and program goals, Play a lead role in the orientation and training of new technical program staff, Models leadership to all staff and intentionally develops the leadership potential of the CG Promoters and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead the implementation of IYCF-E program at LGA and field level
  • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, care givers and members of the community at all times.
  • Coordinates with project partners, project staff, the SMoH, LGA PHCDA and othe stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and State/LGA levels.
  • Responsible for the performance and professional development of the CG Promoters who report to him/her.
  • Review Flipchart Lesson Plans with CG Promoters every two weeks and assure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
  • Collect CG Promoter reports on a monthly basis, review the reports and assure the
  • information presented is reasonable and complete.
  • Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by CG Promoters.
  • Maintain a filing system in the project office so copies of CG Promoter Reports are easily accessible.
  • Responsible to supervise each Care Group Promoter
  • Will ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate counseling, education concerning the IYCF and caring practices through Care Group.
  • Responsible to liaison with the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner to ensure the financial, logistical and procurement issues required to implement project activities.
  • Will backstop the OTP nurse when necessary
Qualifications and Experience
  • BA or equivalent in nursing, nutrition, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • Degree in Nutrition, Food Science and other related natural sciences and at least one (1) year experience in IYCF especially in CG model programming.
  • Knowledge of CMAM and IYCF will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of English and Hausa/ Kanuri is a MUST
  • Female candidates are preferred for this position.
Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively to lead and supervise programme activities.
Level of Contact with Children:
  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times
Application Closing Date
16th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to:



  • Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer ad does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
  • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.

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