Nutrition Counselor’s Training Officer

Vacancy Number:KVID20180521-53748
Title: Nutrition Counselor’s Training Officer
Duration:1 year (Extendable)
Exp.:2018-05-21-(3 Months Ago)
Jobs no:18
Salary:NTA salary scale


Organization:FHI360/IHSAN |About FHI360/IHSAN
City:Farah, Kunar, Wardak, Nimroz, Nuristan, Samangan, Uruzgan, Zabul


Education:Medical Doctor Advance degree in nutrition is preferred
Work Experience:At least two of work experience in nutrition Years

Job Requirements/Experience and Qualifications

  • Medical Doctor Advance degree in nutrition is preferred
  • At least two years of work experience in nutrition
  • At least two years of experience in similar positions (capacity building)
  • Working knowledge of computer (MS office)
  • Good English language skills (Verbal/Written)
  • Good local languages skills (Dari/Pashto) as required.
  • Female candidates are preferred

Duties & Responsibilities


The Government of Afghanistan has undertaken several measures to bring strong focus on child nutrition including strengthening community based nutrition interventions to address child under-nutrition. Among other measures Public Nutrition Department (PND) of MoPH through support from development partners focused on improving the facility based and community based nutrition specified and Nutrition sensitive interventions via several approaches but recently the MoPH-PND noticed poor nutrition support advocacy and coordination in the country.

In order to improve the nutrition services top to down from Policy makers to the community level it is critical to improve the awareness and enabling environment for involving multi-sectoral organizations such as MAIL MRRD Education on provision of political financial and technical support on nutrition interventions also to provide on time nutrition counselling follow up screening and referring. Therefore the MoPH-PND is looking for an individual consultant to communicate coordination improve and enable the environment for nutrition interventions. This piece of work will enable the Ministry of Public Health to deliver targeted nutrition interventions.


Nutrition counselors are a new cadre approved by Ministry of Public Health to serve the population through BPHS health facilities. They will be based in the BPHS health facilities to institutionalize nutrition interventions based on BPHS guideline. The Nutrition Counselors’ training Officer/Facilitator will be recruited to work at provincial level and they are overall responsible for the management of the nutrition counselors’ training activities at relevant provinces. He/she will be member of the technical team managing the cascading process of the Nutrition Counselors’ training at the provincial level.

Core responsibilities of Nutrition Counselors’ training Officer/Facilitator:

  • To develop Nutrition Counseling training implementation plan with provincial team in consultation with Provincial Nutrition Officer of MoPH Coordinate/facilitate the Nutrition Counselors’ training implementation plan with the respective partners

  • Coordinate/facilitate nutrition counselors’ training in close coordination with IHSAN PND and IHSAN partners.

  • Map and identify key stakeholders for nutrition counseling capacity enhancement Support the training institutions (BPHS-NGOs) to ensure quality training materials and Learning Resources Packages(LRP) are available

  • Accountable for achieving the planned results Lead the trainings in terms of overall management.

  • Assist the training team with facilitation of assigned/relevant sessions.

  • Ensure quality of the training Facilitate the Nutrition Counselors’ trainings at the district and provincial levels where needed.

  • Support post training follow up Monitor the trainings and the implementation of the developed plan Conduct/facilitate training evaluations and provide feedback for improvement

  • Ensure proper reporting of all trainings Supervise and provide technical and management support for the Nutrition Counselors Coordinate with partners on financial management and documentation

  • Attend different meetings with other stakeholders as per need

  • Ensure adequately and timely procurement and supply of training materials and tools to the trainers and trainees

  • Prepare progress and results report in view of project plan

  • Ensure gender equity and gender mainstreaming throughout the project in coordination with partners

  • Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects IHSAN commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

  • Take additional duties and tasks as requested

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