Nutrition officer job at IsraAID
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Vacancy title:
Nutrition officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

IsraAID

Deadline of this Job:
Sunday, July 21 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Uganda, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, July 09 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
About the Position
We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Nutrition officer to join our team to implement our activities in Palorinya and Nakivale Refugee Settlements. The successful candidate will play a key role in planning, implementing, and monitoring Nutrition activities to ensure that Refugees and host communities live healthy lives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Key Responsibilities
• Implementation of the nutrition response at IsraAID Uganda area of operations while ensuring adherence to the stipulated protocols.
• Implement a comprehensive Maternal Infant and Young Child nutrition Program
• Promote the implementation of breastfeeding program.
• Support capacity building for Community Outreach Workers through the identification of capacity gaps and supporting training.
• Prepare and deliver culture-sensitive awareness and educational nutritional messages to the community
• Conduct regular Mass screening for children under five in collaboration with Community Health Volunteers/Community Outreach Workers.
• Recognize, diagnose, and care for individuals suffering from malnutrition.
• Effectively and comprehensively implement appropriate referral pathways for malnutrition cases.
• Monitor the progress of patients who have been referred to nutrition management programs/ feeding programs.
• Develop, implement, and revise nutritional guidelines tailored for specific needs with a bias for cultural sensitivity.
• Compile and submit donor and IsraAID Nutrition program reports on a weekly, biweekly, and monthly basis of all implemented activities.
• Liaise with the Procurement Department in logistical program supplies, procurement, and monitoring of supply control.
• Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipment movements such as deliveries, storage, transport, and utilization at the site level.
• Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:
• Hold a Degree / Diploma in Food Nutrition and dietetics from a recognized institution.
• Minimum 4 years’ experience within an INGO/NGO in implementing community nutrition programs.
• Experience in Maternal infant and young child nutrition.
• Experience in nutrition survey and assessment

SKILLS
• Proven analytical, communication/ negotiation skills and ability to think strategically.
• Experience in report writing and excellent computer skills.
• Confident, flexible and positive personality
• Strong planning and implementation capacity

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS:
• Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage)

LANGUAGES
Essential: English and Kiswahili



Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience to ugandahr@israaid.org  Please include " Nutrition Officer Application" in the subject line.
The deadline for applications is [21st July 2024].
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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Job Info
Job Category: Health/ Medicine jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 21 July 2024
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 09-07-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 09-07-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 09-07-2068
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