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MIYCN Counsellors OND - HND / BSc Job

2024-06-10 08:50   NGO/Non-Profit Jobs   Borno   17 views
Job Details

LOCATION: BORNO (MMC and Dikwa LGA of Borno State )
CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months with possibility of Extension
The post holder is responsible for the planning and implementation of IYCF program in the assigned sites in collaboration with the Nutrition officers, and Nutrition Nurse

Overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of IYCF-E activities in the assigned,
Provide technical guidance on IYCF to staff at nutrition services sites, and community levels,
Ensure staff at the nutrition services sites understand and implement the national IYCF protocol.
Ensure appropriate and consistent IYCF messaging to mothers and other carers at nutrition services sites.
Ensure inclusion of IYCF activities during outreach and community-based sensitizations for nutrition activities
Prepare field visit plans and supervision checklist in advance of trips (find example of supervision checklist in toolkit);
Compile monthly activity reports and assist with stock consumption/distribution plans for each of the mother-baby areas as required.
Provide supportive supervision to Mother-to-Mother Support Groups;
Conduct orientations and trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, and the community at large.
Ensure availability and distribution of IYCF IEC materials to nutrition services sites, and catchment health facilities.
Facilitate coordination for breast feeding.

Demonstrate compliance and leadership with LABDI policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, PSEA and other relevant policies and procedures.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Life at Best Development Initiative values.
Holds the team accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


Diploma in Health, Nutrition, Nursing, or related field with a minimum of one-totwo-year relevant experiences
Understanding of community management of acute malnutrition
Able to supervise, train and coach community nutrition workers, and volunteers.
Experience in facilitating community-based trainings,
Computer skills knowledge and applications especially Ms Word and Excel
Strong communications skills, and a good team player,
Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their careers.
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field.
Strong report writing and computer skills.
Understanding of local language and culture is mandatory.
Understanding of English language (Listening, speaking, reading, writing).


Qualified nutritionist with nutrition education/IYCF experience


Problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks.
Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
Strong interpersonal skills, ethical sensitivity, and ability to empathize with children, youth and their careers.

LABDI has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), any act of child abuse including sexual exploitation and sexual abuse constitute acts of serious misconduct and are therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including summary dismissal

LABDI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
LABDI reserves the right to close the application before deadline, if the required number of candidates is attained.
Candidates will be responsible for his/her own travel, accommodation and feeding during the recruitment process.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Company Description
LABI Nigeria is a well establish humanitarian actor within Nigeria and has unique expertise in the thematic areas of Case Management, Child Protection Women Empowerment, GBV, Nutrition, and Education in emergencies. LABI Nigeria aims to provide holistic prevention and response intervention by&nbs... read morep;working in partnership with children, women, families, and their communities. LABI Nigeria key programs include community-based child protection mechanism, family base care for unaccompanied children, psychosocial care and support provided through individual case management, child-friendly spaces and parenting skills program, release and reintegration of women and children associated with armed group,s and prevention of child labor through life skills, recreational activities, and provision of food and non-food items (NFIs). LABI has the mandate of reintegrated approach where Child protection, prevention, and treatment of SGBV are combined and complementary in emergencies settings.