Individual Consultant – Review The Existing Behavior Change Intervention (BCI) Strategy for Iron Folic Acid (IFA) Supplementation for Pregnant Women, Vitamin A Supplementation for Children under five and Zinc and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in the treatment of childhood diarrhea programs.
The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to ensuring that the world’s most vulnerable – especially women and children in developing countries – get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada MI maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and Dakar, Senegal that manages our country offices in Asia and Africa.
MI is implementing a project entitled “Reducing Iron Deficiency Anaemia in pregnant women and reducing mortality and morbidity in children under five in Indonesia” which is funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia. To improve the uptake of key interventions in East Java and East Nusa Tenggara Province, MI proposes to develop a BCI strategy on the basis of its experience in the demonstration districts. A BCI plan will be developed and appropriate messages and channels identified for creating awareness amongst pregnant mothers and caregivers. In consultation with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders the development/modification of existing communication materials will also be undertaken that can be used by the health service providers for counseling and problem solving. It is expected that use of an appropriate BCI strategy and supporting BCI interventions will build capacity of health staff, midwives and cadres for creating awareness on the benefits of these interventions to care givers and consumers on the one hand and to health workers on the other including the need for effective counselling to caregivers and proper administration of the interventions.
The specific responsibilities are described in website: HERE
- Post graduate degree in public health, nutrition or related fields.
- At least 5-10 years of experience in the field of public health and behavior change intervention program.
- Experience in the mentioned programs - IFA supplementation for pregnant women, Vitamin A for children under five, Zinc and ORS for children under five with diarrhea is prefered.
- Competent in written and spoken English.
- Previous experience working with MI is an asset.
Interested and competent applicants are requested to submit i) application letter with expected fee/budget; ii) recent Curriculum Vitae (CV); and iii) address of two referees. Application can be submitted through email to email@example.com, post or hand delivered to the address: MI Indonesia Office, Gedung Wirausaha Lt. 2, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. C-5, Jakarta 12940.
The last date for receiving application is 1 January 2016. Only short listed candidate will be called for further interview.
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