Job ID 12563
Salary Action Against Hunger
No. of Opportunity 20
Experience 2 Years
Qualification AssociateBachelor Degree
Opportunity type Job
Duration One year
Organization Action Against Hunger
THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICERS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERALL SUPERVISION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMUNITY-BASED NUTRITION AND HEALTH OUTREACH COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT IN THE AREAS COVERED BY THE AAH MHTS. ADDITIONALLY WILL ENSURE THE FACILITATION OF MOTHER-TO-MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP AND MALE FORUM GROUP ESTABLISHMENT AND THE GROUP SESSIONS ARE IMPLEMENTED AS PERT THE PROJECT PLAN.
Objective 1: To ensure the smooth and proper running of acute malnutrition and disease infection preventive activities through providing systematic and regular supervision, monitoring and follow up of community based nutrition primary health care actives.
- Ensure the demographic/community profile information collection in the catchment area.
- Ensure the proper implementation of community mobilization and awareness-raising sessions to improve the community health-seeking behavior and disease/malnutrition prevention
- Ensure the quality screening, early detection of acute malnutrition cases in the community, and timely referral to the MHTs
- Ensure proper distribution and quality monitoring of MNP/Sprinkle consumption for U5 children and adolescents girls/women at childbearing age in the community
- Organizing and facilitating V “A” and deforming campaign in the community
- Ensure community-based disease surveillance activities in the community
- Organized day observations in the community; nutrition action week, world breast feeding week, and others
- Ensure health and nutrition integrated home visiting and follow up of vulnerable beneficiaries such as absenteeism, defaulter, non-responder, refusal, relapse at HH level
- Ensure community conversation session conducted with community stakeholders; community leaders, religious leaders, elders, husbands/fathers, and mothers-in-laws using the steps: observe, think, try and act procedures
- Ensure the quality of Mother to Mothers supports group and male forum sessions conducted in the community
- Ensure cooking demonstration conducted during group sessions in the community
- Ensure the implementation and follow-up of standard protocols in the community mobilization program.
- Follow up on proper utilization of medicine and nutrition of supplies distributed to the community, through educating the community about the disadvantage of selling and sharing them.
Objective-2: IYCF sensitization and other IYCF related services for PLWs and caregivers of 0-23montsh children in the community
- Ensure the regular enrollment of caregivers for PLWs and 0-23months children in IYCF program.
- Maintain rapid and full assessment of IYCF by the team
- Ensure the community promoters, FHAG and CHWs pay attention to IYCF component (early maternal nutrition, early breastfeeding initiation, exclusive breastfeeding and complimentary feeding) during group discussions, community sensitizations and individual health education.
- Identifying and referral of beneficiaries for the need based counselling session and conducting follow up home visit.
Objective 3: Capacity building and management of community promoters, community health workers, crowd controls and Family Health Action Group members
- Preparing a training document and reference document for CPs, CHW, FHAG, M2MSG lead mother, and male forum facilitators with the support of the capacity-building expert.
- Formal and on-the-job training of CPs, CHW, FHAG, M2MSG lead mother, and male forum facilitators.
- Organizing induction session for newly recruited community promoters.
- Conduct need-based training for the community outreach team.
- Check, control, and ensure the attendance of the community outreach team, ensure the team respect working hours
Objective 4: Data compilation, analysis and report
- Collect the list of absent defaulters from the MHT register on weekly basis. And update the MHT supervisor on the progress made regarding absent and defaulter tracing
- Collection and compilation of the daily, weekly, and monthly community outreach statistics reports
- ensure the data quality collected from the community outreach team
- Weekly submission of Database report to Data entry officer; M2MSG and Male forum session, screening and referral, community sensitization/health education, community profile, and Family-MUAC activities.
- Report any kind of problems and challenges observed on the field to the MHT supervisor
Objective 5: Coordination and collaborations
- Ensure good coordination with the MHT staffs
- Collaboration and coordination with other AAH programs team
- Ensure a good coordination and working relationship is maintained with the health and nutrition program implementing Partners in the community
- Attend the CBN, and CHW coordination meeting in the province
- Representation the organization during community outreach campaign in your catchment area
- Organized quarterly review meeting and joint supportive supervision with government CBN program focal
Objective 5: Proactively support AAH commitments to gender equality, child protection and disability sensitivity
The last :
- Read and ensure a full understanding of AAH Gender Minimum Standards & Child Protection Policies, asking questions and/or for support when necessary;
- Implement all work related activities with a gender, disability and child protection lens, taking into account the different needs, concerns and ideas of our staff and beneficiaries;
- Ensure the incorporation of gender equity principles in all policies and activities;
- Encourage the participation of all genders in meeting and on committees;
- Help build an inclusive office environment where people do not feel disadvantaged or judged according to their gender or limited due to manageable disability.
DIPLOMA/LEVEL OF STUDIES: – Degree in public health/Nutrition//Health Science/Child Development/ or Social Science.
– Good organization skill and ability to work in a team.
– Good communication and skill and ability to coordinate with multi sectorial partners/ stakeholders.
– Ability for coordination & negotiation with partners working for Makeshift population
– Ability to manage staff according to local culture
– Good computer skill : Word, Excel, Power Point
– Good skill in English both in written and spoken
– Understand and speak the local languages is mandatory.
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department AAH office or can also be emailed to:
email@example.com no later 18 of March 2023.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.
In the e-mail subject line, please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for, otherwise your applications will not be screened.
Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.
This is a Call for CVs announcement, once we collect and as per need of project we will come back to call only qualified and short-listed candidates for the written test/interview.
Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer