Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the National Catholic Health Council (NCHC) are implementing a Latter Day Saint-funded project, Sustainable Target, Responsive Approach to Optimize Nutrition and Growth for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (STRONG). The project will be implemented in 2 counties for 5 years, (Bong & Grand Bassa).
The STRONG Project is envisioned as a five-year multi-country, multi-faceted endeavour that will empower AGYW (aged 10–24 years) to protect and promote their own health while, at the same time, strengthening and protecting the future families of participating young people by improving their knowledge of and access to infant and young child nutrition and health support. Beginning with 2 counties (Bong and Grand Bassa), STRONG has the potential to expand to additional counties with a high prevalence of malnutrition and AGYW. CRS and partners will thoughtfully prepare a dynamic and evidence-based project that can address the nutrition challenges of AGYW, as well as their infants and young children, in support of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint assistance priorities.
To reach the project goal of improved nutritional status, the STRONG project will target three avenues of change: service improvement, provision of products and supplements, and behaviour change among AGYW and those in their spheres of influence. Recognizing that AGYW are not a heterogeneous group, activities and approaches are tailored to their age, stage, education status (in school vs. out of school), and other relevant factors to better meet their specific needs and create a positive experience and environment for all participants. Activities and approaches are also tailored to each target group—AGYW without children, AGYW who are pregnant or have young children, household members, communities, service delivery agents, and government—and are based on the goals for their role as they relate to AGYW. By targeting not just the AGYW themselves, but key members of their families, social networks, communities, and the structures and policies that surround them and impact their lives, the project can create change in each group thereby establishing an enabling environment for supporting improvements to AGYW’s health and wellbeing.
AGYW will gain the knowledge, skills, and means to improve their nutrition and health status by:
Summary job description:
The SILC Supervisor will actively be involved with activities of the Saving Internal Lending Community and Gender Transformative Approach (SILC+GTA). The SILC Supervisor will be responsible for supervising SILC Field Agents and ensuring the quality of the SILC groups they form; developing Field Agents skills and certifying them as Private Service Providers (PSPs); overseeing their work as PSPs and organizing them into networks.
Specific duties and responsibilities: