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Position Title: Nutrition Nurse (Female Only) ; Grade-3
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Nutrition Nurse (Female Only) ; Grade-3

MEDAIR

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Position Title: Nutrition Nurse (Female Only) ; Grade-3

2021-12-19        Oruzgan       Full Time        23

Job Location: Oruzgan
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per Medair Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: Medair_UZG_AFG123
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Oruzgan Province
Organization: MEDAIR
Years of Experience: At least 1-2 year relevant post graduate experience
Contract Duration: 31-August-2022
Gender: Female
Education: Diploma / Certificate of nursing or midwifery, or equivalent medical training 
Close date: 2021-12-19

About MEDAIR:

Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programmes mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.

Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Uruzgan Province is designed to increase access to quality of life saving PHC and nutrition services for underserved communities, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). This includes IMNCI, RH (ANC, PNC & FP), management of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women, increasing access to routine immunisations through referral to existing services, and PSS. The programme also addresses key determinants of ill health and malnutrition through promotion of improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and health and hygiene behaviours. The programme aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children.

Job Descriptions:

Overall Purpose:

To be a member of a Health & Nutrition team providing integrated health & nutrition services to targeted communities. The Nutrition Nurse will deliver appropriate treatment for malnourished children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women (PLWs) following National IMAM, and IYCF guidelines.  The Nutrition Nurse is responsible for taking history, conducting physical examination of children under 5 years, identifying PLW and care takers who require Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling and making appropriate referrals. The Nutrition Nurse provides treatment and/or refer beneficiaries in the nutrition program, provide nutrition, health, hygiene education and IYCF counselling to PLWs and care takers of children. Nutrition Nurse is required to assist the Health Assistant on screening children under 5 years and PLW using MUAC tape, weight and Height following National IMAM, IMIYCN, MNCI and IYCF guidelines and record keeping amongst other activities To be a member of a Health & Nutrition team providing integrated health & nutrition services to targeted communities. The Nutrition Nurse will deliver appropriate treatment for malnourished children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women (PLWs) following National IMAM, and IYCF guidelines.  The Nutrition Nurse is responsible for taking history, conducting physical examination of children under 5 years, identifying PLW and care takers who require Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling and making appropriate referrals. The Nutrition Nurse provides treatment and/or refer beneficiaries in the nutrition program, provide nutrition, health, hygiene education and IYCF counselling to PLWs and care takers of children. Nutrition Nurse is required to assist the Health Assistant on screening children under 5 years and PLW using MUAC tape, weight and Height following National IMAM, IMIYCN, MNCI and IYCF guidelines and record keeping amongst other activities

Project overview: 

Medair is implementing an integrated IMAM, PHC (IMNCI, ANC, PNC & FP) and IYCF project in Uruzgan Province. Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Uruzgan Province is designed to increase access to quality of life saving PHC and nutrition services for underserved communities, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). This includes treatment of most common coexisting childhood illness, RH (ANC, PNC & FP) and treatment of malnutrition and other causes of morbidity and mortality, management of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women, increasing access to routine immunisations through referrals to the nearby health facility, treatment of communicable disease for children U5 and PSS. The project promotes improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and health and hygiene behaviours linked to unnecessary deaths amongst vulnerable populations. The project also aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To work as part of a mobile nutrition team covering multiple sites
  2. To accurately and appropriately treat or refer beneficiaries in the nutrition program by adhering to national and international guidelines and organisational procedures
  3. To provide nutrition, health, hygiene education and IYCF counselling to pregnant and lactating women and care takers of children
  4. To ensure accurate record keeping of all activities, following the provided data collection templates
  5. To ensure safe storage and handling of the stock (food products, medicines, equipment)
  6. To ensure appropriate History taking and physical examination of children under 5 years and pregnant and lactation women.
  7. To ensure safe storage and handling of the stock
  8. Any other activities not listed in the JD but requested by Line manager and Nutrition supervisor

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

Technical

  • Assist the Health Assistant with the screening of children under 5 and PLWs whenever there is a high need.
  • Admit beneficiaries to OPD SAM or MAM according to admission criteria and national guidelines
  • Conduct appetite test and support care takers in feeding the children
  • Conduct physical examination and history taking of admitted children and pregnant and lactating women and provide appropriate nutritional and medical treatment following National IMAM guidelines
  • Examine admitted children for any signs of co-existing illnesses and provide appropriate nutritional and medical treatment or referral according to IMNCI guidelines
  • Identify caretakers of children under 5 year and pregnant and lactating women who need psychosocial support, using validated screening scales and to refer it to MHPSS team
  • Identify pregnant and lactating women and care takers that require Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and other nutrition or health counselling and provide this support to them
  • Give appropriate nutrition, health and hygiene education to the beneficiaries and care takers in individual and group sessions
  • With the approval of the Health & Nutrition Supervisor refer children with severe or moderate acute malnutrition and medical complications to the nearest IPD SAM or paediatric inpatient facility
  • Discharge children and pregnant and lactating women according to specified discharge criteria and national protocol and guidelines.
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Supervisor provide support to the community-based Nutrition Extension Workers (NEW) and liaise before and after each site visit to identify beneficiaries that need follow up (absentees, defaulters, non-responders)

Quality Management

  • Ensure adherence to the provided internal and external protocols and guidelines
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all nutrition activities, filling in forms, cards, registration books and tally sheets as required
  • Compile reports as required and requested by Nutrition supervisor
  • Conduct on the Job training to Health assistant and NEWs based on need.

Logistics

  • Ensure safe storage of all supplies, medicines and medical material and equipment
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of stock movements
  • Assist the Health and Nutrition Supervisors in preparing stock requests

Job Requirements:

Vocational Qaulifications

  • Diploma / Certificate of nursing or midwifery, or equivalent medical training 

Work Experiences 

 

  • At least 1-2 year relevant post graduate experience
  • Nutrition training/experience (ie. IMAM & IYCF trainings or equivalent)
  • IYCF counselling experience
  • MIYCN training
  • IMNCI training
  • Psychosocial support counselling skills or experience
  • Experience in working in the remote areas with mobile team setup

Languages Skils

  • Some English -oral and written skills
  • Good Pashto -oral and written skills
  • Good English -oral and written skills

Computer SKills

  • Working knowledge in MS word and excel

Other skills: 

  • Ability to work in a team and coordinate tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to organize people in an orderly way and prioritize tasks
  • Good listening and counselling skills, patient, and kind attitude
  • Highly motivated to provide high quality services to beneficiaries of poor communities in a challenging setting
  • Good problem-solving skills with a solution-oriented attitude
  • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as required
  • Respectful and kind with other staff, beneficiaries, and communities
  • Willingness to travel, work and live in a rural setting, and to behave in a manner appropriate to a conservative culture
  • Willingness to learn and develop furtherHonest in dealing with beneficiaries and Medair staff

Submission Guidelines:

Interested applicants should forward their applications and CV to:   https://form.123formbuilder.com/5325307/form

by not later than 19-December-2021

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

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