IYCF Officer At AAH (2 Positions)

Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Job Summary

The position is based in Monguno, Borno state and work under the supervision of the Sector Manager - Nutrition. The IYCF Officer is required to directly implement nutrition activities at the community.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct capacity assessment of health facilities: baseline, progress and end line and to come up with reports of the same.
  • Identify issues/problems and solutions as a result of the capacity assessment and progress assessment and in collaboration with the PM adequately implement solutions in order to resolve problems.
  • Conduct rapid/detailed assessment of Infant and Young Child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at mobile clinics.
  • Provide personalized IYCF counselling sessions to pregnant women for the preparation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding and all mothers with children under 24 months.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of IYCF integration with all CMAM components.
  • Conduct Simple Rapid Assessment (SRA) of all mothers with children under 24 months that attend the OTP/SFP programme through the local Mobile clinics.
  • Identify training needs of Health workers and Community Volunteers attached to facilities as well as conducting theoretical trainings if necessary followed by On Job Training (OJT).
  • Conduct detailed assessment of child feeding practices in women that require additional support or reveal difficulties.
  • Aid in establishing mother to mother support groups (Community Health Groups – CHGs) within the community to provide additional support for mothers and extend knowledge of good IYCF practices.
  • Play an active role on advocacy to promote proper IYCF practices, antenatal and post-natal checkups, importance of institutional deliveries, vaccination and growth monitoring.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health, Nutrition, Nursing or related field. Higher level degree preferred
  • Have a minimum of 2 years working experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts including CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
  • Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field
  • Have the willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult working conditions.
  • Have the capacity to supervise and coach health workers.
  • Have excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.
  • Be proficient in statistics and other softwares (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
  • Be proficient with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Have previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, WASH, Nutrition).


The deadline for this position is Wednesday, 5th September 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

Please note we will only consider applications from female candidates for this position.

Qualified females are encouraged to apply.


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Keanis Jay

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