Ended IYCF Consular

The Job

Job Title: IYCF Consular

Band / Level / Grade: 9 A

Department: Nutrition

Location: Tor Albaha - Lahj


Background/IRC Summary: 

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees required to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC Yemen Country program has been established in 2012, and currently is implementing coordinated Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health (WASH), Economic Recovery and Development, Women Protection and Empowerment and Education programming in eight governorates. The IRC Yemen Program operates with its Country Office in Sana’a and its main Field Office in Aden. Other subfield offices include Abyan, Hodeida and Al Dhale, with the Al Dhale office covering Lahj, and the Abyan office covering activities in Shabwah.

Job Overview/Summary:

This position is a support position to Nutrition staff in the Outpatient Treatment Program (OTP) of nutrition program, a part of larger primary health care intervention that includes maternal health and child health and environmental health. The IYCF consulter supports IRC’s nutrition team in the running of all aspects of the CMAM program.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Perform appropriate assessments of IYCF needs and malpractices and do analysis and come up with clear recommendations
  2. Develop an action plan to improve the IYCF practice as per national guideline and give technical mentorship for the nutrition teams (Nutrition Assistant/Lady Health Visitor/Leady Health Worker/Community Resource Person)
  3. Build the capacity of Outreach supervisor and Community Resource Persons on the IYCF counselling techniques and ensure the appropriate techniques are applied all the time
  4. Ensure formation of the mother support group at the community level(in each village) and community IYCF counselling conducted for the group members regularly
  5. Identify model mothers and explore their best experience and replicate the best experience to improve IYCF practice within the community
  6. Ensure setting up of breastfeeding corners at each OTP/SFP site established or supported at Health facilities.
  7. Provide appropriate counselling for PLW, caretakers of OTP/SFP beneficiaries and mother groups on breastfeeding, complementary feeding and maternal and child nutrition
  8. Identify/develop appropriate IEC materials and flashcards in local language and ensure that the materials are used during each counselling
  9. Develop monthly and weekly plans towards the accomplishment of the work plan and monitor the plan accordingly.
  10. Document case studies regularly and shares with the team member and for Nutrition Officer.
  11. Produce weekly and monthly report regarding IYCF activities and submit to Nutrition Officer on time

Any other duty related to the Nutrition program as required by supervisor

Job Requirements:

  • Diploma in Nursing, Nutrition or Medical Assistant, Midwife with experience in Nutrition programs.
  • Experience IYCF Projects, Preferably in International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO)/NGO
  • Ability to work in an insecure environment.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
  • Enthusiasm for nutrition, public health, and community development work

Professional Standards

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link:


Deadline for Applying: September 17, 2020 .Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Lahij
  • Posted on: 3 September 2020
  • Deadline: 17 September 2020