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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2023
    Deadline: Aug 28, 2023
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    MIYCN Counsellor


    • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of IYCF-E activities in the assigned assigned location of implementation in MMC, Jere and Kwaya-Kusar LGAs of Borno Potiskum LGA of Yobe State Northeast Nigeria,
    • Provide technical guidance on IYCF to staff at nutrition services sites, and community levels,
    • Ensure staff at the nutrition services sites understand and implement the national IYCF protocol.
    • Ensure appropriate and consistent IYCF messaging to mothers and other carers at nutrition services sites.
    • Ensure inclusion of IYCF activities during outreach and community-based sensitizations for nutrition activities
    • Prepare field visit plans and supervision checklist in advance of trips (find example of supervision checklist in toolkit).
    • Compile monthly activity reports and assist with stock consumption/distribution plans for each of the mother-baby areas as required.
    • Provide supportive supervision to Mother-to-Mother Support Groups.
    • Conduct orientations and trainings to build the capacity of volunteers, Ministry of Health staff and the community at large.
    • Plan and facilitate to MTMSG and lead mothers in coordination with IYCF promoters.
    • Facilitate quarterly community sensitizations on IYCF.
    • Ensure availability and distribution of IYCF IEC materials to nutrition services sites, and catchment health facilities.


    • Demonstrate compliance and leadership with Life at best Development Initiative policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.


    • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
    • widely shares their personal vision for LABDI, engages and motivates others.
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


    • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members, and supporters.
    • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


    • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.


    • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


    • Diploma in Health, Nutrition, Nursing, or related field with a minimum of one-to-two-year relevant experiences.
    • Understanding of community management of acute malnutrition
    • Experience in facilitating community-based trainings,
    • Computer skills knowledge and applications especially Ms Word and Excel.
    • Strong communications skills, and a good team player,
    • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with children and their careers.
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field.
    • Strong report writing and computer skills.
    • Commitment to and understanding of LABDI aims, values and principles.
    • Understanding of local language and culture is mandatory.
    • Understanding of English language (Listening, speaking, reading, writing).


    • Qualified nutritionist with nutrition education/IYCF experience



    • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ethical sensitivity, and ability to empathise with children, youth, and their carers.

    Additional job responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities

    The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the LABDI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety

    The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with LABDI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (Letter of motivation and CV in a single PDF file) to: or . using the position as subject of email.

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