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Nutrition Counselor


Position Title: Nutrition Counselor

2024-07-13        Ghazni       Full Time        198

Job Location: Ghazni
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: CARE-AF-0961
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Ghazni (Zana Khan District)
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years’ experience in a similar role with INGOs or NNGOs
Contract Duration: 11 Months
Gender: Female
Education: A good understanding of MIYCN practices within the target community
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

The incumbent of the position is responsible for:


Overall responsible for under two children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) nutrition status, MIYCN counselling and documentation of the clients (PLW) based on Ministry of Public Health/Nutrition standards anthropometric tools and registration formats.

  • Reports to
  • Report to Health facility In-charge.


  • Duty Locations

 Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar


  1. Key Results Expected


Objective 1: Register and undertake Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) including measure 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 Mother to reinforce and promote age appropriate MIYCN practices.
      •  If child is suffering from Acute Malnutrition, refer to the doctor of the health centre for giving adequate treatment and counselling.
      •  Counsel Mothers/ caregivers to bring under two children for the continues monthly GMP visits.


  • Check whether child has received Vitamin A supplementation during the previous NID, if no then refer to the doctor of the health centre in order to obtain Vit A.
  • Providing health and nutrition education to mothers in health centres on a daily basis.
  • Conduct complementary feeding demonstration session once per month.


Objective 2: Counselling on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)


  • Provide individual Nutrition counselling on appropriate practices, based on the BMI and MUAC findings.
  • Check whether lactating mothers receive adequate IFA tablets during three months after delivery.
  • f apparently the mother's health and nutrition are not suitable, refer to the doctor of the health centre for diagnosis and treatment.


Objective 3: At the Community level:


  • Work and coordinate with Community Health Supervisors (CHSs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) during the CHW monthly meetings to:
  • Share the GMP defaulter cases list with CHW and follow up.
  • Ensure that the GPM sessions conducted in community by CHWs regularly.
  • Mentoring CHWs on topics such as GMP, counselling skills, proper home visit


Objective 4: Recording and Reporting:


  • Maintain regular reports to monitor and track delivery of nutrition services.
  • Using MCH handbook in those provinces where MCH handbook is applied.
  • Identify beneficiaries who require follow-up visits and share information with CHSs/CHWs.


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:


         Completed higher secondary level education (Midwifery or Nursing)

Work Experience:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a similar role with INGOs or NNGOs.
  • A good understanding of MIYCN practices within the target community.

Languages Skills:

Fluency in spoken and written in Dari, and Pashtu is a requirement.



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-0961 Ghazni) 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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