Job Description

Title: Counselor

Company Name: Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Nutrition, Public Health, or similar qualification

Experience Requirements:
∎ 3 to 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV) is a non- government, non-political, Bangladeshi organization under its Health & Nutrition program providing lifesaving health & nutrition support to the local Bangladeshi & rohingya people of Cox`s Bazar.
∎ Employment Status: Contractual, until 31st December 2021.
∎ Job Location: Pekua, Maheshkhali & Chakaria of Cox`s Bazar district

Job Responsibilities:
∎ A) Provide nutritional counselling to mothers of young children, focusing on children in the first 1000 days of life
∎ Provide one-on-one breastfeeding counselling for mothers experiencing difficulties breastfeeding including supporting re-lactation;
∎ Provide tailored one-on-one counselling sessions to mothers, in line with needs assessed in initial assessments, offering practical advice and education on key IYCF issues;
∎ Provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when breastfeeding and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with breastfeeding;
∎ Counsel mothers on the appropriate time to introduce complementary feeding, and the benefits of continued breastfeeding and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with complementary feeding;
∎ Educate the mothers on the quality, quantity and frequency of complementary feeds to promote adequate weight gain;
∎ Arrange food demonstration sessions (on complementary feeding) for the beneficiaries in collaboration with outreach workers, women support groups, and other key members of the community; Advice on food hygiene and the importance of preventing diarrhea and parasites in promoting nutrition. Deliver messages on IYCF practices and maternal nutrition to the targeted community/communities through group education sessions;
∎ Lead and conduct support groups for caregivers of children under 2 and pregnant and lactating women, ensure formation of the mother support group (MSG) at the community level in areas where MSG are non-existent
∎ Reporting:
∎ The consultant will report to the Upazila Nutrition Supervisor/UH&FPO, Cox's Bazar and will provide following deliverables:
∎ Maintain records of mothers and children attending counselling sessions, receiving skilled assessment and support
∎ Submit monthly reporting of activities to the Upazila Nutrition Supervisor and UHNFPO.
∎ Play an active role in advocacy to promote proper IYCF-E Practices, antenatal and post-natal checkups, importance of institutional deliveries, vaccination and growth monitoring
∎ Refer children for intensive nutritional/medical care as required
∎ Refer all pregnant women to the next antenatal care services if not already informed;

Additional Requirements:
∎ This type of position requires a female candidate
∎ At least 3-5 years progressively responsible work experience in the area of community-based nutrition programme
∎ Competency: In Microsoft excel, word, Power Point and internet browsing for the basic communication.

∎ Depends on funding.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 4 May 2021

Company Information:
∎ 28 Apr 2021
∎ Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)
∎ Address : 86/1 North Adabor, Flat No. 1C,1D, Adabor Bazar Road, Adabor, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV) is devoted to work for the most underprivileged and marginalized vulnerable groups of the society for their socioeconomic development to transform them as productive human resource with a dignified lifestyle. People with Disability are the prime focus of our every work. Along with the disability issue SARPV is also intervening in various sensitive issues like poverty eradication, educational support, health service providing, establishing rights, climate change and DRM, skill development to integrate the vulnerable groups in the mainstream of society those who are leading life with uncertainty in the society.

Category: NGO/Development

: If the candidates feel that their qualification, exposure and experience matches with our requirements, and they are willing to commit to our values and are sympathetic to our beliefs then please send your complete and updated CV to [email protected] on or before the closing date. Please mention only the "Position Name" as the subject of the e-mail. Interviews are expected to take place in a shortest time after the application deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further selection process.