World Vision Zambia
Posted Job
5 months ago

Infant & Young Child Feeding Specialist

The Infant and Young Child Feeding Specialist will provide technical and strategic guidance to the IMAM program as regard to Infant Young Child Feeding-Emergency activities in health facilities. In addition he/she will provide support to district level health department and facility based health workers for planning and implementation of IMAM IYCF-E and outreach activities according to recommended guidelines in line with Ministry of health , maintaining working relationships with local MOH & community authorities plus stakeholders. S/he will actively engage in nutrition meeting and other relevant technical working groups. S/he will implement and support the project according work plan and prepare reports. The position will work in close collaboration with the Nutrition/WASH specialists as well as the Nutrition coordinators and District nutrition officers.

Location: Lusaka

Purpose of Position:

Planning:

  • Support the -Nutrition specialist to develop field implementation plans in collaboration with technical coordinators
  • Jointly develop and implement capacity building plan for health workers and relevant staff on IMAM and IYCF-E, in collaboration with the Nutrition team

Coordination:

  • Coordinate with authorities and other nutrition agencies for implementation of nutrition program activities
  • Coordinate with Manager-Health, Nutrition and WASH and Senior Advisor-Health & Nutrition Sr. Advisor-H&N and manager on field implementation plans: annual/quarterly/monthly action plans including financial budget.
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders through Nutrition Sector and IYCF-E Working group

Technical support, capacity building and logistic support:

  • Work with the Nutrition specialist on development of technical guidelines and protocols for IMAM and IYCF-E
  • facilitate training for partner staff, project and MOH & outreach workers staff on C-MAMI and IYCF-E in collaboration with the IYCF-E expert, MOH and UNICEF
  • Ensure the quality implementation of the nutrition program in close collaboration with the district MOH in assigned district
  • Provide stock monitoring for RUTF and coordinate supply chain
  • Initiate procurement of required equipment and supplies
  • Review budget periodically to ensure timely and adequate fund allocation and utilisation in place for respective district

General:

  • Participate in meetings, trainings, seminars and workshops as required
  • Educational Qualifications, experience, Skills, Abilities and competencies/attributes:
  • Degree in Nutrition, Nursing and Public Health
  • At least 2-5 years of relevant working experience in emergency nutrition
  • Planning
  • Coordination
  • Technical support, capacity building and logistic support
  • Nutrition in emergency experience in Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF).
  • Survey skill

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel within the district of assignments
  • Regular field visit to health facilities
  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.
  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.
  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

NOTE:

“World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Females are highly encouraged to apply

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