Nutrition Community Worker At GOAL



General Description of the Program: A general description of the program

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the urgent needs of conflict-affected communities. Where GOAL operates in Idlib governorate, either through direct implementation or through partners, in providing food and non-food programs to the most vulnerable population, providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) through supporting water units, as well as emergency support for newly displaced families. .

GOAL has been working in North Aleppo Governate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support for recently displaced household.

GOAL has also been working in North Aleppo Governorate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, providing food and non-food programs to the most vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support to newly displaced families.

Job purpose:

The Nutrition Community Worker is responsible for the direct implementation of activities under GOAL’s nutrition activities in Idleb. The Nutrition Community Worker, together with the Nutrition Officer and other members of the Nutrition team, will provide technical support to beneficiaries to contribute to the reduction of malnutrition and the realisation of positive nutrition outcomes for the projects. The aim is for the Nutrition Community Worker to build capacity in people which will allow them to understand the causes, prevention methods and treatment of malnutrition for children U5s and PLW, at household level. The Nutrition Community Worker will also be responsible for regular nutrition service mapping in GOAL and its partners area of operation and establishing and maintaining a referral mechanism under the direction of the Nutrition Officer between GOAL’s other programmes e.g. food security and nutrition and between GOAL and partners or external actors.

The Nutrition Community Worker will report to the Nutrition Officer and will be responsible for ensuring project activities are achieved within agreed timeframes, budgets and according to GOAL’s standards and donor regulations. He/she will contribute to robust process and impact monitoring and support the adaptive management of the nutrition programme.

the purpose of the job:

The community nutrition worker is responsible for the direct implementation of activities under Gul’s nutrition activities in Idlib. The Community Nutrition Worker, together with the Nutrition Officer and other members of the nutrition team, will provide technical support to beneficiaries to contribute to reducing malnutrition and achieving positive nutrition outcomes for the projects. The aim is for community nutrition workers to build capacity in people that will allow them to understand the causes and methods of prevention and treatment of malnutrition for children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women, at the household level. The Community Nutrition Worker will also be responsible for mapping the regular nutrition service in GOAL and its partners work area and establishing and maintaining a referral mechanism under the supervision of the Nutrition Officer among other GOAL programmes, eg. food security and nutrition and between GOAL and external partners or actors.

The Community Nutrition Worker will report to the Nutrition Officer and will be responsible for ensuring that project activities are implemented within agreed timeframes and budgets and in accordance with GOAL standards and donor regulations. Will contribute to robust process and impact monitoring and support adaptive management of the nutrition programme.

Duties, objectives and competencies:

  • Disseminate key tailored messages that will support improved maternal, infant and young child feeding and care practices in the community.
  • Assist in the development and Distribute communication products (leaflets/SMS messages/community announcements as appropriate) on what the LNS-SQ is, who it is for, and why it is important for children aged 6-59 months to consume it daily and not share it with other members of the household.
  • Provide context specific training to households with U5 and/or PLW, on how to identify acute malnutrition at home and the appropriate actions to take if malnutrition is identified
  • Distribute and monitor the distribution of MUAC tapes to target families, ensuring HH have received and are able to use the tape and identify acute malnutrition correctly.
  • Ensure that HHs are aware of where to access available therapeutic care services when acute malnutrition is identified and monitor if they are successful in receiving access and therapeutic care services, if required.
  • Conduct refresher training as necessary for households
  • Working with GOAL’s field-based Social Workers refer cases of acute malnutrition to local health actors and follow-up on the referred cases.
  • Conduct home visits for problem cases (i.e., absentees, defaulters, non-response to treatment) and encourage return to service.
  • Collect data for the nutrition service mapping in GOAL and partner locations and ensure it is routinely updated so the referral information provided to beneficiaries is accurate.
  • Under the supervision of the Nutrition Officer establish and monitor referrals between GOAL internal programmes, between GOAL and its partners, particularly its partners that provide nutrition services and also referrals between GOAL & its partners and external Nutrition actors.
  • Ensure that all relevant information is collected for reporting purposes on a timely basis, and compile regular monitoring reports, as agreed with the Nutrition Manager
  • Ensure that policies and guidelines as laid down in GOAL manuals and policies are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure adherence to GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy and standards of integrity, as well as uphold GOAL’s whistleblowing mechanisms of guidance, Programme and implementation SOPs and outreach materials as appropriate
  • Other related tasks at the request of the Nutrition Officer.

Duties, Objectives and Competencies:

  • Disseminate key messages specifically designed to support improved maternal, infant and young child feeding and care practices in the community.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of communication products (leaflets/SMS messages/community announcements as appropriate) about what the LNS-SQ nutritional supplement is, who it is for, and why it is important for children aged 6-59 months to consume it daily and not share it with other family members.
  • Provide context-specific training to families with children under five and/or pregnant and lactating women on how to identify acute malnutrition at home and the appropriate actions to take if malnutrition is identified
  • Distribute and monitor the distribution of MWAK (mid arm circumference) strips to targeted families, ensuring that the family has received and is able to use the strip and correctly identify acute malnutrition.
  • Ensure that families are aware of where to access available therapeutic care services when acute malnutrition is identified and monitor whether they are successful in receiving access and therapeutic care services, if necessary.
  • Conduct refresher training as necessary for families
  • Work with field social workers affiliated with GOAL to refer acute malnutrition cases to local health authorities and follow up on referred cases.
  • Conducting home visits for problem cases (ie absentees, defaulters, non-response to treatment) and encouraging return to service.
  • Collect data for nutrition service mapping in GOAL and partner sites and ensure this is routinely updated so that referral information provided to beneficiaries is accurate.
  • Under the direction of the Nutrition Officer, establish and monitor referrals between GOAL’s internal programmes, between GOAL and its partners, in particular its partners providing nutrition services and also referrals between GOAL and its partners and external actors in the field of nutrition.
  • Ensure that all relevant information is collected for reporting purposes in a timely manner, and compile regular monitoring reports, as agreed with the Nutrition Manager
  • Ensure adherence to policies and guidelines as set out in GOL Guides and Policies at all times
  • Ensure adherence to GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy and Integrity Standards, as well as support GOAL’s whistleblowing mechanisms to direct, program and implement SOPs and outreach materials as appropriate.
  • Any other related tasks as requested by the Nutrition Officer.

Requirements (essential):

  • At least third year university student or institute Certificate in relevant field (nutrition, health, biomedical science, general science, or other related relevant degrees)
  • Minimum 2-year experience of working in community health or nutrition interventions related to Pregnant and Lactating Women and children Under 5. The candidate should have this experience as team member or any relevant position.
  • Maximum 6 years’ experience of working in community health or nutrition interventions.
  • Female only.
  • Good communication skills (written, spoken), including writing skills in Arabic.
  • Confident presentation and facilitation skills, proven record in provision of trainings.

Requirements (essential):

  • An institute or university student’s degree in at least the third year in a related field (nutrition, health, biomedical sciences, general sciences, or other related degrees)
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in community health or nutrition interventions for pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age. The candidate must have this experience as a team member or a related position.
  • Maximum 6 years working experience in community health or nutrition interventions.
  • female only.
  • Good communication skills (written, spoken), including writing skills in Arabic.
  • Confident in presentation and facilitation skills, and a proven record of providing trainings.

Requirements (desired):

  • Experience of working in field visits within community.
  • Experience conducting trainings, awareness sessions, or distribution of messages.
  • Experience of working in Syria, knowledge of Aleppo and Idleb a distinct advantage
  • Preferred to have previously used COMM Care application or similar data collection applications.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible about working long hours and keen to work hard to achieve the objectives of the programme.
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure.

Requirements (desirable):

  • Experience working on field visits within the community.
  • Experience conducting trainings, awareness sessions or distributing messages.
  • Experience working in Syria, knowledge of Aleppo and Idlib is a clear advantage
  • COMM Care or similar data collection applications are preferred.
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility in working long hours and keenness to work hard to achieve the objectives of the program.
  • Ability to work well and accurately under pressure.

How to apply

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Then apply for this position by clicking on the “apply now” button and filling out the application form. All applicants must send an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Applications in Arabic are accepted.

You can then apply for this job by clicking on the “Apply Now” button and filling in the application form. All applicants must submit an updated CV (no more than four pages). Applications are accepted in Arabic.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

GOAL has the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with GOAL at the same grade level and with similar job descriptions, experience, and educational requirements.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Joule has the right to choose one or more candidates for this position. We may keep the CVs of the applicants for this position and consider them for other positions with the same degree, requirements and similar job description.

The application deadline is 09 May 2023 however, you are encouraged to apply immediately as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, therefore we may withdraw the position before the advertisement’s closing date if a suitable candidate/s is identified.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 09, 2023. However, we encourage you to apply immediately because we will review CVs based on the date they arrive, meaning that applications and CVs that arrive first are reviewed first.

Please note that GOAL does not charge a fee of any kind or any other financial obligation at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, induction) or other fees, or request information on applicants’ bank accounts. GOAL does not work with intermediary institutions and individuals or employment agencies during the recruitment process. If any fee or payment is requested from you at the application or any stage of the recruitment process, please do not respond.

Please note that GOAL does not charge any fee of any kind or other financial obligation at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, induction) or other fees, and does not ask for any bank account information. For vacancies applicants. GOAL does not work with intermediary institutions, individuals or recruitment agencies during the recruitment process. In the event that any fees or dues are requested from you during the process of applying for vacancies or at any stage of the recruitment process, please report not responding

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Joule assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, errors or omissions of any of the information contained in advertisements translated by an independent party on other websites or through other channels.

General terms and conditions General terms and conditions

Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Children and vulnerable adults must be protected to the greatest extent possible from intentional or unintentional actions and errors that put them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury or other harm. One of the ways Gul demonstrates this ongoing commitment to safeguarding is by including rigorous background checks and references in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

In addition to our Safeguarding Policy, GOAL is an equal opportunity employer and follows a range of integrity policies. Any candidate for a job offer with GOAL is expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures regarding security, code of conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do-no-harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report any concerns about children or vulnerable adults or any wrongdoing in our program area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior by an employee of GOAL or its partners.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Thank you.

This job description is to be used only as a guide to the position available. Goal reserves the right to change this document. Any published expiry dates are appreciated. Due to the nature of Goal’s work, we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will remove ads as soon as we find a suitable candidate, possibly before the advertised end date. We therefore advise interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

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