Community Health and Nutrition Promoter only Parwan resident

Diploma   Parwan, Afghanistan Full Time 309
Date Posted:Nov 27, 2019
Reference:CH_0003
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:4
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 - 3 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About ACTIN AGAINST HUNGER (AAH):

Founded:  

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary:

To support the Integrated Nutrition / Health and MHCP response to reduce excess child morbidity and mortality for the promotion of pre-defined good practices and behavior change in high risky provinces of Afghanistan under RRT program. 

Skills Required:

Health Care

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

  • Previous experiences working in health/ nutrition and MHCP activities at community level
  • Excellent communication with communities
  • Good training & demonstration skills
  • Having a high flexibility

·        Good planning, organizing and reporting kills.

  • Ability to manage working environment according to local culture
  • Fluent in local languages (Dari & Pashto), Knowledge of English language is a plus.
  • Knowledge of intervention area is a plus
  • Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate

Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Implementation community based health and nutrition promotion

 

·        Establish community –based health and nutrition promotion committees (male & female) in the catchment areas of RRT services.

·        Conduct project inception meeting with local community elders in RRT catchment areas. 

·        Plan, organize and realize daily and monthly orientation sessions, according to the methodology defined, regarding health/nutrition and MHCP relevant messaged to the health and nutrition promotion committees.

·        Organize regular community sensitization sessions in RRT catchment area.

·        Record the necessary information in the relevant reporting tools. 

 

Objective2: Performing health and nutrition education and counselling sessions:

 

·        Prepared all the material for the health and promotion education sessions

·        Conduct regular health/ nutrition and MHPSS education sessions to all clients who are visiting RRT services.

·        Provide education and counselling sessions on health/nutrition and MHPSS to clients.

·        Promote behavior changes of clients on health/nutrition and MHPSS in RRT catchment areas.

·        Use pictorial IEC materials during education and counselling sessions.

·        Distribute program relevant IEC to BNFs in RRT catchment areas.

·        Record all information in the designed/validated reporting tools.

 

Objective 3: Represent AAH at community level

 

·        Present the professional image of the organization related program to relevant communities.

·        Respect for the principals and values of the organization in the framework of the partnership.

·        Respect AAH charter/ policies and procedures.

·        Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and populations the activities and the objectives of the programs.

·        Represent the organization with the beneficiaries with the agreement of the hierarchical supervisor.

·        Inform local authorities about all aspects of the programs

·        Involve and inform the communities in the implementation of the program

·        Work in collaboration with the stakeholders. 

 

Objective 4: Perform screening and GMP to under 5 children & PLWs in the community

 

·        Perform screening & Growth monitoring promotion to all U5 children at community level (Active Screening in the community)

·        Detect and refer malnourished cases to RRT site

·        Classification of all U5 children in categories of well-nourished and Acute Malnutrition (SAM & MAM).

·        Keep record of all screened BNFs in the relevant reporting tools.

 

Objective 5: Prepare all the material /Reporting and documentation


·        Before leaving the office ensure all the material is ready and active (relevant equipment’s, registers, nutritional supplies, medicines…).

·        Keep all items in the field very well, after the field visit, clean, and prepare the using in coming day.

·        Update all reporting tools on daily basis.

·        Keep and maintain a good filing system for all documents

·        Prepare the reports (Daily, Weekly and monthly) according to the standard reporting tools.

·        Reporting challenges – way of forwards / successes to line manager.

·        Assist line supervisor on performing other duties assigned by the organization. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Parwan

Qualifications:

Graduate from recognized institute (Public health, Nursing, midwifery).

At least 2 years’ experience in the field of health and nutrition.

Or

3 years experiences in the field of health and nutrition at community level.

Experience in behavioral change promotion is preferred.

Job Keywords:

Health care
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