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Nutrition Counselor


Position Title: Nutrition Counselor

2024-07-13        Paktia       Full Time        176

Job Location: Paktia
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: CARE-AF-0945
No. Of Jobs: 2
City: Paktia (Gardez & Zazi Aryub Districts)
Years of Experience: The Candidate must have at least one-years’ relevant work experience in BPHS related health facilities or similar working context.
Contract Duration: 20 Months
Gender: Female
Education: Graduated from 12 grad or A diploma in nutrition counselling or certification of receiving nutrition counselling initial training from a recognized institute or entity within the country or from abroad.
Close date: 2024-07-13


CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world's largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.

Job Descriptions:

  1. Summary of Key Functions

At HF level:



  • Register and undertake growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) including measuring weight, height, age and check oedema of all children under two years of age.
  • Conduct GMP based counselling of mothers/caregivers of all children under two years of age on appropriate Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and infection prevention.
  • If the child is normal, encourage and counsel the mother to reinforce and promote age appropriate MIYCN practices.
  • If a child is suffering from SAM, refer to the doctor of the clinic for adequate treatment and counselling.
  • Counsel mothers/ caregiver to bring they’re under two children for the continues monthly GMP visit.
  • Check whether child has received Vitamin A supplementation during the previous NID, if not then refer to the   administrator of Vitamin A in clinic
  • Conduct complementary feeding demonstration once per month.


Counselling on Maternal Nutrition:


  • Measure lactating mothers MUAC, weight, height and find BMI and categories as normal, underweight, overweight, and obese after the first PNC till the mother breastfeed her child.
  • Provide individualized nutrition counselling on appropriate practices, based on the BMI findings.
  • Check whether lactating mother receives adequate IFA tablets within three months after delivery.


At the Community level:


  • Work and coordinate with social mobilizer during the monthly meetings (as much as possible) to:
  • To Share the GMP defaulter cases list with social mobilizer and follow up.
  • Mentoring social mobilier on topics such as GMP, counselling skills, proper home visit


Recording and Reporting:


  • Maintain regular reports to monitor and track delivery of nutrition services.
  • Using MCH handbook reporting in provinces the MCH handbook apply.
  • Identify beneficiaries which require follow-up visits and share information with social mobilizer within the catchment area of the BHC.


The incumbent of the position is responsible for


Key relations 



  • Reports to health facility In-Charge and field supervisor
  • Coordinate with Members of the basic health centre (BHC), and the Provision of Essential Life-Saving Healthcare Services to Underserved Populations Affected in target HF.
  • Duty Locations Herat Province (Gulran and Kushk/Robat-e -Sangi districts)
  1. Key Results Expected


  • To work as part of the CARE International BHC Teams.
  • To accurately growth monitoring of children under two years old conducted, and appropriately consoled adhering to national and international guidelines and organizational procedures.
  • Nutrition health and hygiene education and MIYCN counselling provided to pregnant and lactating women and care takers of children.
  • Support provided to the health and nutrition nurse in performing OPD-SAM, OPD-MAM, and screening.
  • Support provided to the health and nutrition nurse in the process of service delivery and coordination.
  • Give appropriate nutrition health and hygiene education to the beneficiaries and care takers in individual and group sessions.


Safeguarding Responsibilities:



Safety and Security Responsibility:

We all have a responsibility to promote a safe and secure work environment, foster a safety and security culture, and ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Afghanistan safety and security policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:

Core Competencies:


  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of health and hygiene education and infection prevention
  • Able to listen well, accurately communicate ideas, and to work well in a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a range of individuals and groups.
  • Work enthusiastically and with patient
  • Culturally flexible and respect the multi-cultural environment.


Skills and Experience:


  • Excellent skills of problem-solving and decision making
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patient counselling and advice
  • Willingness to work in COVID-19 situation but will be having PPE and IPC measurements provided.
  • Good teamwork spirit
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Experience of ministry of public health/HMIS reporting system/formats



  • Graduated from 12 grad or A diploma in nutrition counselling or certification of receiving nutrition counselling initial training from a recognized institute or entity within the country or from abroad.

Work Experience:

  • The Candidate must have at least one-years’ relevant work experience in BPHS related health facilities or similar working context.

Languages Skills:

Fluency in spoken and written Dari and Pashtu is a requirement. English Language skills is a plus point.



CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and of vulnerable adults and children, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel

CARE Afghanistan  participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Afghanistan’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (ACBAR: Application Form) to afg.vacancies@care.org.
  • Applications after the closing date (12:00 AM) and without CARE Application form will not be accepted.
  • Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Nutrition Counselor CARE-AF-0945 Paktia) otherwise your application will not be considered.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Background Check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
  • People with Physical Disabilities and Women are highly encourage to apply.
  • CARE IS COMMITTED TO CODE OF CONDUCT (Available at: CARE Afg Code of Conduct (updated).pdf)

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