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Nutrition Communication Officer

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Kabul, AfghanistanKabulAfghanistan

The objective of this consultancy is to enhance the coordination mechanism and enable the environment for nutrition and design innovative approaches for Advocacy programs and events; As well as provide technical advices to the public nutrition department for further enhancement of the technical and managerial capacities to address this important issue through a systematic manner in the future. 

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • To finalize Nutrition promotion strategy.
  • To map all availibe resources for Nutrition communication.
  • To plan Nutrition advocacy and communication programs and event.
  • To conduct nutrition advocacy events according to the PND`s nutrition strategic plan.
  • To establish, lead and organize the communication working group within the frame of MoPH-PND.
  • To ensure the existing of nutrition resources and to assure it`s effective utilization by partners.
  • To perform monitoring and supportive supervision of nutrition activities and to provide appropriate inputs.
  • To collect nutrition and health data from different sources including HMIS, nutrition database, nutrition surveillance, Nutrition cluster and any assessment reports.
  • To provide recommendations for key indicators and information that should be assessed as part of nutrition assessment/ monitoring and supervision. 
  • To keep abreast of relevant nutrition policies and guidelines and communicate necessary updates to all PND`s staff, PNOs and the NGOs focal points. 
  • To participate in assessments of nutrition activities that include travel in highly insecure provinces.
  • To develop working relationships with the MoPH-HP department and all stakeholders who are involved in the area of nutrition advocacy and communciation activities.
  • To attend nutrition and HP meetings and other relevant events in-side and out-side the country and to represent MoPH-PND.
  • To collaborate with other nutrition component`s representatives (including IYCF, micronutrients, IMAM, growth monitoring, and surveillance) for strengthening all nutrition interventions.
  • To explore several approaches for increasing the coverage of facility and community based nutrition activities.
  • To explore several approaches on strengthening sustainable nutrition implementation mechanism.
  • To promote domestically produced food for prevention and treatment of malnutrition among population.
  • To undertake other related activities as requested by the PND director, as required to ensure an overall efficient implementation of community based nutrition activities.
Educational Background: 
MD, prefer having Degree in nutrition and/or public health with focus on nutrition 
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the field of public nutrition
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in English, Pashtu and Dari

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Post Date: 
Jan 10 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 10 2019
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