Program Officer-Nutrition

Program Officer-Nutrition

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 3849

Job Title: Program Officer-Nutrition

Application deadline: 13-10-2020

Other Information’s:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CVs should be in English Language and in Word or PDF format.

Job Requirements:


  • A female with nutrition background (or background related to care for infants and young children)
  • Knowledge of child nutrition, with focus on infant and young child feeding practices, like breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and a willingness to learn;
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
  • Excellent communication and counselling skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Capacity to keep accurate records of activities and report in a timely manner
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Highly motivated, active, self-starter who can take initiative.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and presentation skills, and capacity to maintain relations with community leaders, community member members, children and youth.
  • Strong understanding of the situation of children (girls and boys) in rural and urban communities.
  • Excellent understanding of the complexity of local governance structures in NE Syria and other local stakeholders
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and willingness to change work practices and hours and spend time in the field, sometimes in difficult conditions and with limited resources.
  • Strong Kurdish/Arabic skills, written and spoken, English knowledge is a plus.


  • Proven experience in counselling or community awareness raising
  • Qualification as a trainer of trainers in breastfeeding counselling.
  • Familiarity with the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E and SPHERE standards


Job Description:

  • The Program Officer-Nutrition will deliver counselling on infant and young child nutrition and ensure that caregivers receive appropriate feeding support and key Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies messages are conveyed appropriately to affected communities through Mother-Baby Areas in the community.
  • The Programme Officer – Nutrition will be responsible for all the daily activities in the Mother-Baby Area in addition to community outreach and mobilization activities.
  • The post-holder will protect, promote and support recommended infant and young child feeding practices (like breastfeeding) to mothers and caregivers of children under 2 years of age in emergencies and minimize the risks of artificial feeding in accordance with agency policy, national policy and international guidance (such as the Sphere Standards and the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E).

Advertiser : Confidential غير معلن

Duty Station: Derek

How to Apply:
Please send your CV to the following email/Link:

Applicants may submit their CVs with their address; telephone number and contact information to – Subject of the email must clearly state ” Program Officer-Nutrition

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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.

INGO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

The application period closes on 13th of October 2020

Female applicant are encouraged to apply

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