Earn Over 9m monthly as Senior Nutritionist RWANU at Concern WorldWide

Organisation: Concern WorldWide
Project: RWANU
Duty Station: Moroto
Town, Karamoja, Uganda
Reports To:  Health and Nutrition Director RWANU
Salary: €31,853
to €38,944 with benefits
About Concern:
Concern Worldwide is an
Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation
dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate
elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Concern implements RWANU
which takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the
first 1,000 days of life. The health and nutrition component of the program
strengthens provision of basic health care for women and children, implements
social and behavior change (SBC) activities for key health, nutrition, and
hygiene behaviors, as well as preventative food rations for pregnant and
lactating women and children 6-23 months of age. The behaviour change approach
is implemented primarily through the mother caregroup approach.
The Senior
Nutritionist is responsible for technical oversight of all nutrition components
of RWANU, implemented by Concern. The Senior Nutritionist manages and builds
the capacity of the local technical team and designs nutritional and behaviour
change modules and supports the implementation of all nutrition related
technical inputs.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Management and Quality
Control of Technical components:
  • Manage,
    supervise, provide ongoing technical support and leadership to nutrition
    staff located across the Karamoja region
  • Line
    management and mentoring  of
    Nutrition Counterpart, Programme Support Officer  and Social and Behaviour Change Specialist.
  • Ensure
    that line reports have regularly set and reviewed personal performance objectives that contribute to the delivery of RWANU.
  • Strategising
    and sequencing nutrition components of Concern implemented nutrition
    components of the RWANU project.  This includes planning and developing
    technical components for timely delivery in line with the RWANU Detailed
    Implementation Plan.
  • Supervising
    technical components of the project including all nutrition related
    training, food basket monitoring process, community level nutrition
    training and surveillance and technical support to Integrated Management
    of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services. This will include mentoring and
    training of project staff (8 Health Educators and approximately 26 Health
    Promotors) and health facility staff.
  • Ensure
    that RWANU incorporates best practice in caregroup and nutrition
    programming and contribute to learning through contributing to analysis
    and research.
  • Deputise
    for Health and Nutrition Director- MYAP in their absence from project
2. Materials and Curriculum
  • Responsible
    for the delivery of Nutrition and Behaviour Change related project
    components in line with RWANU technical narrative and quarterly and annual
    workplans &  targets
  • Develop
    Curriculum and Behaviour Change messages for project components. This
    includes core modules for mother care groups and nutrition related
    messaging to key project stakeholders.
  • Liaising
    with Nutrition Advisor (US based) and technical staff of partner agencies
    in developing curriculum, materilas and IEC products .
  • Coordinating
    photography, graphic and printing inputs for materials production.
  • Leads
    on the operational research, in conjuntion with the Health and Nutrition
    Director, including developing ToRs, supervising the consultants and
    ensuring the report findings are disseminated and adopted in the programme
3. Training& Capacity
  • Participate
    in recruitment, induction and capacity building of technical staff
  • Lead
    on developing all Nutrition and Caregroup related training and support
    national technical staff in delivering training.
  • Keeping
    the team and project partners  up to
    date with new innovations in the delivery of nutrition programmes
4. Advocacy:
  • Advocate
    and liase with local government,District Health Teams  and nutrition stakeholders for the
    smooth implementation of nutrition related project components.
  • Participate
    in regional nutrition advocacy initiatives and represent Concern at
    Nutrition related meetings/events in Karamoja region.
  • Negotiating
    with stakeholders’ adjustments to programme plans or new interventions as
5. M&E and Reporting:
  • Oversight
    of Project Census Database and ensure Mother Care Groups are updated
  • Manage
    the compilation and analysis of nutritional or other related data analyis
  • Lead
    on all nutrition related reporting.
  • As
    required attends partner and other stakeholders meetings and undertakes
    joint project supervision with relevant stakeholders
Qualifications, Skills
& Experience:
  • The candidate should
    hold a
    Masters’ degree
    in Nutrition.
  • At
    least five years experience in nutrition field with minimum 2 years
    working on applied nutrition issues including household-level consumption,
    nutrition related behaviour change & care group models;
  • Good
    understanding of the first 1000 days approach for the prevention of
  • Two
    years experience in programme/team management and building capacity of
    diverse teams.
  • Good
    participatory planning skills and excellent communication and relationship
    building skills.
  • Strong
    IT and understanding database software skills;
  • Ability
    to analyse data and write project reports to a high standard.
  • Experience
    in clinical supportive supervision for CMAM/IMAM
  • Experience
    in implementing components of behaviour change into a programme
  • Experience
    in implementing large projects in challenging environments.
  • Medical
    Nursing/ Public Health Background is desirable
  • Prior
    Experience with USAID projects.
to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications our website at https://jobs.concern.net
Additional Instructions:
  • All
    CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
  • All
    candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be
    notified via email after the application deadline.
Deadline: 16th
December, 2013

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