Infant and Young Child Feeding-IYCF Specialist - BISA Project

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Application deadline: Kam 30 Mei 2019

Infant and Young Child Feeding-IYCF Specialist - BISA Project

2 (Two) positions based in West Java & East Nusa Tenggara




BISA – Better Investment for Stunting Alleviation ¬– is an integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programme in 2019-2023. The name ‘BISA’ reflects the broad context of nutrition in Indonesia: whilst the level of national and political commitment is high, and resources have been committed to addressing the high rates of stunting and undernutrition, the operationalisation and application of these plans and funds at sub national level is challenging. What is needed is ‘better investment’: using resources better, developing and operationalising policies more effectively, and delivering evidence-based, cost-effective, and sustainable interventions at the household and community levels. BISA aims to reduce stunting by improving the nutritional status of adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, and children under the age of two (CU2) across two Provinces –East Nusa Tenggara and West Java.

Save the Children and Nutrition International are in strategic partnership to deliver this programme, building on our experience and evidence, existing networks and relationships at the community, District, Provincial, and National levels in Indonesia to implement key intervention for the first 1000 Day HH as well as adolescent nutrition. BISA supports the Government of Indonesia (GoI) commitments for stunting reduction, as stated in National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction 2018-2024, as well as the follow up guidelines (Technical Guidance for Integrated Interventions for Stunting Reduction for district down to village level).

The IYCF-Specialist will provide technical guidance and ensure quality implementation of the BISA project in in each province (West Java and East Nusa Tenggara), develop/use recommended training modules and facilitate training/coordinate support from national trainers and support field staff and implementing partner staff on the IYCF-adolescent nutrition related content. In line with guidance provided by Provincial Manager, the post holder will contribute to building the most positive and affirming work environment possible and promoting culture of the organisation that is aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions.



  • Bachelor degree in nutrition, health, public health or equivalent fields or other relevant degree. Master’s will be preferable, or equivalent experience
  • At least 5+ year work experience in the field of nutrition, health, specifically in Social Behaviour Change and Communication-SBCC on MIYCN and adolescent nutrition
  • Knowledge of international best practice guidelines on infant and young child nutrition adolescence
  • Familiar with MIYCN programming in Indonesia, modules and monitoring tools used, including the supportive supervision
  • Understanding the local system, experiences working with high level government agencies at national and provincial level, civil societies/NGOs and academics on issues related to nutrition
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and experience in project design and development
  • Ability to work both in an advisory/secondment capacity and also in a hands-on manner
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian and English
  • Willingness to travel to the field regularly
  • Experience in doing assessment/research and relevant policy advocacy in the area
  • Computer literate and excellent skills in database, spreadsheet and presentational software, also the use of WHO Anthropometry software
  • Proven ability to build capacity of others on MIYCN programming
  • Knowledge of local language and culture
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Experience of and ability to represent Save the Children in our health/nutrition work in external meetings
  • Experience of nutrition work in emergencies


To apply for this position, please click the link :

Here (West Java)


Here (East Nusa Tenggara)


Closing date for application is up to May 30th , 2019

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