Title: IYCF counselor (Nutritionist)
Company Name: Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)
Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)
Employment Status: Full-time
∎ Minimum Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science from any reputed university.
∎ 1 to 2 year(s)
∎ Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO) started its journey in 1988 with a noble vision to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalized. Being a peoples` centered organization, ESDO envisioned for a society which will be free from inequality and injustice, a society where no child will cry from hunger and no life will be ruined by poverty. About three decades of relentless efforts to make this happen, ESDO has embraced new grounds and opened up new horizons to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable people bring meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. During this long span, ESDO has adapted to the changing situation and provided the most time-bound services, especially for the poor and disadvantaged. A community-focused and people-centered approach has been adopted by ESDO, while consideration was given to the national policy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its guiding principle. ESDO is one of the most dynamic organizations expanding its development interventions across 331 Upazilas under 51 districts of Bangladesh, covering over 10 million poor and vulnerable people.
∎ As a IYCF counselor, you will be responsible for IYCF and CMAMI (MAMI) counselling of pregnant mothers and caregivers of children 0-23 months in the project areas. Responsible for age and case specific counselling and referral for the targeted area which impact on the lives of the extreme poor and results in lasting positive change. Require to bring change in the care practices in terms of IYCF/E and MAMI. To lead the rapid assessment of IYCF/C-MAMI and conduct the full assessment according to the standard protocol and format. Also responsible to play key role in management of Non-Breastfed Child and ensure an organized referral pathway among INF, SC and health post. In addition to this IYCF counselor will also supervise and support to roll out the integrated Early Childhood Care and Developments (ECCD).
∎ As partnership with UNICEF & WFP, ESDO will implement the Integrated Nutrition Interventions for Malnutrition Treatment and Prevention Project at Rohingya Camp’s Cox’s Bazar district. ESDO is inviting applications from interested qualified candidates for the position.
∎ The project duration is total 08 months started from May 2023.
∎ Ensuring that the IYCF and C-MAMI counselling implementation plan is developed jointly with the team and delivered timely and effectively to ensure improvement in the nutrition status of the project participants beyond project end.
∎ To facilitate effective counselling to beneficiaries to bring positive change in their infant feeding practices with the minimum resources towards achieving objective and support to beneficiaries when required.
∎ Capacitate and support volunteers to conduct the rapid screening and identification of mothers with children 0-23 months with breastfeeding difficulties and non-breastfed infants.
∎ Counseling mothers and caretakers to ensure proper infant and young child feeding practices.
∎ Supporting the referral of visibly severely wasted children 0-5 months for inpatient care/ stabilization center.
∎ Ensuring quality of IYCF-E and MAMI sensitization provided by volunteers during house to house visits and perform house to house visits to especially vulnerable infants.
∎ Ensure support to at risk Mothers and Infants (0-6 month).
∎ Support to generate weekly, monthly and other relevant reports as detailed and keeping proper records of project activities at the field level.
∎ Enabling a friendly collaborative working culture within the team, actively sharing information and knowledge to enable the team to ensure effective learning and sharing across the organization.
∎ Be aware of, understand and comply with all of ESDO’s policies and procedures
∎ Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the line manager.
∎ Age at most 45 years
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ Around 1-2 years’ progressive experience in a similar/related activity. (For highly technical candidates, experience is considerable).
∎ Technical knowledge on CMAM, IYCF, MAMI and SBCC.
∎ Having good knowledge on Rohingya refugee programmes will add value.
∎ Demonstrate ability to think and manage strategically, plan and meet deadlines.
∎ Only Female candidates are eligible as they will work closely with Pregnant and lactating mother and other female program participant group.
∎ Good command and fluency over Rohingya language/Chittagong dialect (Local Dialect)
Salary: Tk. 50000 (Monthly)
Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ As per project allocation
Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.
Application Deadline: 2 Apr 2023
∎ 23 Mar 2023
∎ Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)
∎ Address : Collegepara (Gobindanagar), Thakurgaon-5100 Bangladesh
∎ Web : www.esdo.net.bd
: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for interview.Women are especially encouraged to apply.ESDO does not tolerate any Safeguarding abuse. So, if you have any history of child abuse in organization or personal life, please abstains from apply here. After your selection or between the service periods if we found any misinformation, we will take legal action as per organization rules and county law.ESDO does not tolerate any gender abuse. So, if you have any history of gender abuse in organization or personal life please abstains from apply here. After your selection or between the service periods if we found any misinformation, we will take legal action as per organization rules and county law.ESDO does not tolerate any kind of extremism/terrorism. So, if you have any history of extremism/terrorism in organization or personal life please abstains from apply here. After your selection or between the service periods if we found any misinformation, we will take legal action as per organization rules and county law.ESDO does not tolerate any corruption. So, if you have any history of corruption in organization or personal life please abstains from apply here. After your selection or between the service periods if we found any misinformation, we will take legal action as per organization rules and county law.Equal opportunity, promoting women & children rights is mandate of ESDO.