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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: BSc Degree or Diploma in public health, Nursing, Nutrition or related field


Organization: Concern Worldwide


Salary : as per scale of the organization




Application Dead line:2016-02-26



  Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization which envisions a world where no one lives in poverty, in fear or oppression, where all have access to a decent standard of living and have opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Concern world wide would like to invite dynamic and creative applicants for the following position:

Job Title                                 Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Counsellor

Countable To:                       IYCF coordinator

Duty station:                         Refugee camp, Gambella

No. of posts                           Definite

                                                1 (one)

JOB Purpose:

To implement and promote core and optimal IYCF activities in a refugee camp where concern worldwide is implementing an emergency nutrition response programme, as per protocols and international standards.


  • Ensure community mobilization, sensitization and participation of targeted communities of IYCF matters in nutrition centres of the camp
  • Facilitate appropriate and participatory IYCF education sessions for targeted communities in general and for beneficiaries, caretakers in particular using proper IYCF-EIC tools
  • Identify and organize IYCF counseling for pregnant and Lactating women (PLW) with breastfeeding difficulties using appropriate techniques
  • Facilitate the re-lactation processes for identified orphans in the refugee’s camp
  • Participate to the creation of IYCF-Mothers to mothers support group in the refugee’s camp
  • Organise follow up and home visit sessions of IYCF-MMSG participation in the refugee’s camp
  • Help the IYCF –coordinator on conducting training for community outreach agents, in IYCF matters
  • Facilitate focus group discussions with PLWs IYCF baby friendly spaces in the nutrition centers 
  • Monitor and make sure that all discharged cases from the nutrition programme followed  a basic IYCF education sessions
  • Together with the IYCF coordinator and monitoring officer, collect and analyse programme data for improved programming and organize specific IYCF assessment in the refugee’s camp as per programme needs and timeframe
  • Promote and ensure compliance with the requirements of concern’s programme participants protection Policy (P4) and Humnitarian accountability partnership standards to ensure maximum protection to programme beneficiaries
  • Support CMAM caretakers living with HIV and AIDS on the best breastfeeding practices
  • Collect weekly and monthly IYCF sector data and report on deadline to the IYCF coordinator
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the IYCF coordinator and /or by emergency Nutritionist and area manager as per programme needs

Required Education and Experience


  • BSc Degree or Diploma in public health, Nursing, Nutrition or related field with minimum 5 years of 7 years relevant experience respectively
  • At least one year experience working in nutrition and /or public health
  • Minimum of two years NGO experience
  • Experience in community based health/nutrition programmes activities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of Nuer language is an advantage and will b an asset to communicate with people at different levels in the targeted community
  • IYCF experience is preferable
  • Computer Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point and other statistical packages
  • Experience in CMAM or other nutrition programs


  • Experience in community mobilization activities and IYCF promotion
  • Experience working in the refugee’s camp context and emergency situation
  • Experience in nutrition surveys, including data analysis
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in facilitating training and working in NGO is an advantages

Salary                     As per the organization scale

Closing date          26 February 2016

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V. and application letter outlining how their experience and skills fit this vacancy and copy of supporting

Concern world wide, Human Resource Department

P.O.Box 2434, Addis Ababa

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Concern has a staff code of conduct and programme participant protection policy which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation  and to clarify the responsibilities of concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organizations, and the standards of behavior expected of them. Any candidate offered a job with concern worldwide will b expected to sign the programme participant protection policy and the staff code of conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in these two documents.





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