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Nutrition Counselor (Local Recruitment)

Action Against Hunger
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Position Title: Nutrition Counselor (Local Recruitment)

2024-07-11        Helmand       Full Time        87

Job Location: Helmand
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: AAH Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: AAH/AFG-2024-071
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Washir - Lar Pasaw
Organization: Action Against Hunger
Years of Experience: 2 years of experience in the field of health and nutrition. Previous experiences working in nutrition activities (MHTs, TFUs)
Contract Duration: 29 Oct 2024
Gender: Female
Education: Completed higher secondary level education with
Close date: 2024-07-11

About Action Against Hunger:

Action Against Hunger/Action Contre La Faim (AAH/ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. AAH/ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.  AAH/ACF improved access to health and nutrition services for the most vulnerable people, who live in remote areas without a local health system. In particular, the country team supported pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five, who are at greater risk of malnutrition. Nutrition programmes rely on an integrated approach, addressing both primary and underlying causes, in order to have a lasting impact on nutritional status.  The country team worked at community level, in villages and at provincial level, strengthening the public health system. It also worked at national level to ensure reliable information about the nutritional situation reached the wider humanitarian community. Covid-19 prevention was integrated into all interventions and additional response activities were implemented, such as the disinfection of health facilities and public places, cash assistance, psychosocial support and the distribution of hygiene kits to affected populations.

Job Descriptions:

Job Responsibilities

Objective 1:   Ensuring the provision of MIYCN and MHPSS counseling services for the SHC MIYCN target clients that include caregivers so under two years of children, pregnant, and lactating women:

  • Helps to identify needs for breastfeeding counseling and provide adequate counseling
  • Facilitates sessions on nutrition health and hygiene good practices for pregnant and lactating women and caregivers of malnourished children attending the IYCF-E at the Health Sub Center- HSC.
  • Providing individual To train community outreach officers and volunteers on best practices for infant and young child feeding
  • Conducting group sessions on MIYCF topics at the HSCs s
  • Referring children and PLWs for required nutritional/medical care within the HSC
  • Prepare daily/weekly reports on activities and any necessary reports as requested by the HSC Supervisor
  • Conduct psychoeducation and child care practices awareness sessions for beneficiaries and identify appropriate IEC materials and ensure the use of it during each session
  • Provide 1:1/ group psychosocial support (PSS) and psychological first aid (PFA) for beneficiaries in psychosocial distress
  • Register clients and fill in the logbook; MHPSS register, and carry out initial assessments & screenings using validated tools, and fill out client forms/tools/ tools during and after sessions


Objective 2: Provide technical support for community outreach officers, and community health workers on MIYCN and MHPSS counseling services at the community level.

  • Facilitate the scheduling of outreach workers/volunteers for follow-up of caregivers of children with breastfeeding difficulties at home.
  • Identify mothers to become peer educators in their home villages and to support them to undertake sensitization and referral to the HSC
  • To train community outreach officers and volunteers on best practices for infant and young child  feeding.
  • Responsible for MIYCN program activities record keeping and reporting


Objective 3: Represent ACF

  • The professional image of his/her ACF program
  • Respect for the principles and values of ACF in the framework of the partnership
  • Respect the ACF charter
  • Explain to stakeholders and to populations the activities and the objectives of the programs;


Objective 4: any other tasks which may be given by the Supervisor

  • Support other team members with basic HSC tasks (screening, registration of patients, crowd control, health education etc. …)
  • Support team in ensuring timely and high-quality reports

Job Requirements:


  • Completed higher secondary level education with at least 2 years of experience in the field of health and nutrition.
  • Previous experiences working in nutrition activities (MHTs, TFUs) 
  • Patience, good relations with other people, good capacity to work in a team, precision, and under stressful situations.
  • Ability to manage staff according to local culture
  • Fluent in Dari, Pashto some English knowledge
  • High flexibility on the location are
  •  Good team management and positive attitude

Submission Guidelines:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and full CV with three Referees indicating the vacancy announcement to the address:

Human Resources Department AAH office

or can also be emailed to:

vacancies-hl@af-actionagainsthunger.org indicating the job tile and vacancy number of the position in the email subject line.

Eligible candidates are invited to apply by the earliest possible, until 11 Jul 2024. 

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These will be requested if the candidate is selected. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.  

Action Against Hunger/Action Conter La Faim is an equal opportunity employer.  We strongly encourage women and people with disabilities to apply.  ACF/AAH has zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and abuse (SEA).

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