Position Title: Health and Nutrition Promoter
Activation Date: 01 June, 2021 Announced Date: 01 June, 2021 Expire Date: 07 June, 2021
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We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
SCI - Afghanistan
Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.
We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers
ROLE PURPOSE: The Health & Nutrition Promoter will coordinate with the Community Mobilisation Assistant to deliver key health/nutrition messages through effective community engagement with a focus on a health, nutrition, food security and MHPSS project that is at proposal stage. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Promotion and Messaging
Promote community based nutrition and health messages in areas of operation by spending time with communities (including in child-friendly and literacy-friendly ways).
Undertake regular community meetings and promote the services on offer by the MHT to local communities.
Prevents absenties from the program and re- enrolled defaulter from OPD SAM and OPD- MAM program back to the program by conducting home visits.
Identify barriers to access and inform the Project Coordinator.
Coordinate activities of the project with health Shuras and community elders to ensure that key stakeholders are engaged in the project.
Participate in the capacity building activities of the project and deliver trainings where appropriate.
Lead on the organisation and delivery of awareness-raising campaigns that focus on key health and nutrition messaging.
Promote the importance of maternal and newborn health and nutrition including attachment, stimulation and wellbeing in situations of malnutrition and new born health
Meeting with Psychosocial Officers on a weekly basis to share information, identify trends and align messages
Conduct community sensitizaiton meeting with influentioal people of community for the smooth running of IMHNTs services
With support from HR and the CSG Focal Point, ensure that all beneficiaries and community-based staff are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Undergraduate degree in social sciences,Nursing / Midwaifary or a related discipline
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Good communication skills
Problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills
3 years of experience in relevant field
‘Can do’ attitude with high levels of motivation
Pashto and Dari proficiency in both speaking and writing
Ability to work independently in the field.
Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by sending the below documents mentioning the position title and vacancy number (21-076) in the subject of their email before closing date 07 June 2021
* Letter of Interest and Update CV as a single document
* SCI application form: http://www.acbar.org/upload/1572430756959.docx
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