MIYCN Counsellor

  • Contract
  • South Sudan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

MIYCN Counsellor (National Contract) – 14 positions

The MIYCN Counsellor with be responsible for carrying all the MIYCN activities such as one on one counselling , group counselling, food demonstrations as well as the formation and maintenance of the M2MSGs. The MIYCN Counsellor is also expected to maintain relevant starndard documentation and reporting on MIYCN activities. S/he will provide support on child feeding practices in women that require additional support or reveal difficulties. The role Holder will also provide tailored support during one to one counselling sessions, offering practical advice and education to mothers on the key issues of infant and young child feeding practices. The incumbent will ensure all mothers/care givers are aware of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the initial 6 months. S/he will provide mothers with practical advice on correct attachment and positioning when breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary foods and respond to any concerns or local taboos associated with MIYCN.

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.

In order to be successful, you will bring / have:

  • Diploma in Nursing or Completed the Nursing assistant course / basic education of SS (Form four).
  • Experience in running CMAM nutrition program, particularly MYICN for at least 2 years.
  • Ability to cope and overcome work related challenges
  • Good oral and written English language a necessity. Good understanding of the local Dinka and Arabic dialects is an added advantage.
  • High flexibility and ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability and willingness to take long hours walk in a community
  • Strong team work skills
  • Experience working with the local communities.
  • Arabic or other local language a huge advantage.

Contract Duration: 5 Months

Location: Bor Field Office, South Sudan.

The Organisation

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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Interested candidates should submit applications containing updated CV, Motivation Letter, Reference contacts, and ONLY Copies of Academic documents & relevant certificates. https://southsudan.savethechildren.net/careers before closing date of 22nd July, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Application delivered subject line should read: VA NO: SCI/HR/20220701- MIYCN Counsellors

Please note that:

  • Female Candidates are strongly allowed to apply!
  • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted.
  • Offer or employment contract will be issued upon full approval of budget or funding
  • Successful candidates will be hired or called for duty after full project approval including the budget

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS4zNjIyMy4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW5hby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Noting that Closing date is 17-Jul-22