Career Opportunities: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer-Maiduguri- Nigeria

Plan International Nigeria
Job Title: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer-Maiduguri- Nigeria

Req ID 23162 

Location - (Nigeria) - (Abjua; Lagos) - 

Emergency Response
Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.

Role Purpose

  • To provide technical support and overall coordination in area of designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of IYCF project. 
  • The IYCF officer will 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 Care Group Promoters and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters.  


Contract Duration;  5.5 Months

MAIN 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 other 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


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Nurse 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.


Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and 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. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keanis Jay

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