Nutrition Counselor – Afghan Nationals Only

Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee

  • Screen all children and pregnant and lactating women for acute malnutrition using MUAC and refer those who meet the referral criteria for health care services
  • Take height and weight measurements
  • Lead individual and group nutrition counseling sessions tailored to the needs of clients and caregivers
  • Ensure adherence to infection prevention and control measures.
  • Ensure accurate recording of nutrition information in the clinic registers, and timely completion of summary reports.
  • Identify mothers to become peer educators in their villages, and to support them to undertake sensitization and work closely with CHWs
  • Train and work with CHWs to ensure consistent messaging regarding best practices for IYCF and CMAM

Work with CHWs to Providing ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing, and goal setting with patients/families


Staff Coordination

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and provide guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Provide nutrition support and mentorship to other mobile clinic staff, providing on-the-job training where needed.


Other Duties

  • Ensure non-disclosure of any information whatsoever about practices and IRC activities to any other person or organization without permission, except in the normal performance of the service.
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

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