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Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Consultancy - Save the Children

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Christine Fernandes

IYCF-E Advisor

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3 Aug 2015, 15:32

Save the Children is looking for an IYCF-E expert to provide technical expertise on IYCF-E to build capacity within the nutrition cluster and to design a comprehensive response strategy on IYCF-E, with specific emphasis on appropriate and code-compliant Breast Milk Substitute (BMS) support. LOCATION: Antakya, Turkey KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: • Design an IYCF-E comprehensive response strategy based on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance, including a component on how infant formula can be distributed in a controlled and safe manner to infants who are exclusively infant formula fed; with continued advocacy built into a longer term strategy that reaches national, regional and local stakeholders. • Assess the IYCF-E situation in the emergency-affected areas by way of secondary data analysis and key informants; • Work with the IFE Core Group, GNC, and key nutrition cluster members for input in order to establish a mechanism(s) that ensures appropriate support for targeted infants who cannot be breastfed in the various locations inside Syria (this should follow international guidance and be feasible, pragmatic and context driven); • Play a lead role in ensuring that all humanitarian actors understand best practice and subscribe to the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E, Sphere Standards 2011, and the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; • Provide technical support and guidance on IYCF-E to cluster members to promote consistent good practice; • Identify standardised training packages for cluster members. E.g. 3-5 day technical training package in Arabic, 1 day orientation session, etc; • Working together with the Nutrition Cluster Information Management Officer to advise on standard cluster monitoring and reporting tools and indicators for IYCF-E; • Working together with the IMO and the IYCF-E TWG, give technical input to the design of a tracking system to document any violations of targeted BMS distributions based on the Operational Guidance, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, and subsequent relevant resolutions; • Organize and take the lead in the IYCF-E Technical Working Group, mobilizing all partners involved in IYCF-E, or other related, activities and handover duties to the designated lead by end of contract QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Essential • At least 5-7 years of experience working in the field of nutrition, humanitarian/emergency and infant feeding; • Extensive knowledge and understanding of IYCF-E, Operational Guidance on IYCF-E and The Code; • Experience in developing and implementing IYCF-E programs; • Master’s degree in Nutrition or Public Health; • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions; • Assessment skills in IYCF practices; • Experience working within the humanitarian environment in crises and managing complexity; • Established excellence in written communication, including the preparation of documents to meet strict deadlines; • Strong personal communication skills and ability to facilitate liaison between different sectors; • Good training skills, with a proven ability to build capacity of others; • Fluency in written and spoken English; Desirable • Ability to communicate effectively in Arabic. HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a 1 page cover letter addressing how you meet the specific qualifications and your CV to c.fernandes@savethechildren.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 12 August 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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