Behavior Change Communication/ Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer US NGO Careers – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Project Nutritionist
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Spearhead all health behaviour change campaigns especially in Infant
    and Young Child Feeding activities at Health facility and community level
    through Mother support group approach, working with Community Health
    Supervisors and CHVs;
  • Support in establishment of Mother support groups in the project
    area, ensure that on a monthly basis the groups are supported to carry out
    Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF);
  • Assess Mother Support group progress they are making, by
    participating in Mother support group sessions, provide support needed.
    Organize with procurement and logistics in procurement and distribution of
    the mother support groups supplies/materials;
  • Support in establishment of Baby and mother friendly space and
    ensure it is functional at Health facility level;
  • Provide technical support to the midwife’s/health facility workers
    in order to have Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling
    services provided to mothers/caregivers, with challenges/difficulties in
    practicing optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF);
  • Train the Community health workers/volunteers on how to use the
    Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and Hygiene promotion IEC material,
    to enable them effectively deliver Key messages, in a manner that it is
    easy for the communities to remember, and adopt the practices;
  • Working closely with other sectors, to ensure that nutrition
    messages are intergraded in all outreach sectors;
  • Draw and share weekly social behaviour Change interventions plan,
    collect weekly and monthly data and submit reports timely to the nutrition
    manager and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation officer;
  • Develop innovative methodologies that will enhance effective sharing
    of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and hygiene messages, that are
    acceptable and adheres to the community culture and norms
  • Work closely with the community and create feedback mechanism path
    way, that will enable communities to provide feedback to the program and
    that the program team respond to issues raised by the affected population

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief
    (LWR) Behavior Change Communication/ Infant and Young Child Feeding
    (IYCF) Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    nutrition, public health or related field
  • Two years of relevant and substantial experience in Nutrition in
    Emergency programmes, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programming
    with emphasis on Infant Feeding in Emergency (IFE);
  • Experience in programme communications around issues such as breast
    feeding promotions and IYFC/IFE programming at large;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Infant and Young Child
    Feeding Practices, the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk
    Substitutes and the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E and Sphere;
  • Experience in developing, implementing and conducting trainings in
    IYCF-E programmes;
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to work effectively
    with a range of stakeholders, including nutrition clusters, partners and
    Ministry of Health;
  • Ability to analyses diverse information and develop recommendations
    for an appropriate capacity-building plan;
  • Demonstrated capacity in delivering high quality training.
How to Apply:
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied
for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Lutheran World
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road after the American Embassy
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 20th July 2018
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