World Vision International Careers – Nutrition Specialist

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: Associate Director, Health and HIV/AIDS
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and
Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children,
families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts
of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and
does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.
All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our
Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart,
the will to make it so.”  
Job Summary: The Nutrition Specialist will offer subject
matter expertise on Nutrition in Health and WASH programming in line with World
Vision Uganda National Office.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Offer technical
    support during the design, implementation and evaluation of nutrition
    projects and ADP health programs.
  • Design training
    materials and appropriate IEC materials for use in nutrition education and
    Behavior Change Communication for staff, implementing partners and
    community health workers (VHTs) designed, acquired or adapted and
    disseminated to assist in achieving strategy goals and objectives.
  • Build the capacity of
    staff and implementing partners in the use of evidence based technical
    models and methods for nutrition program implementation and monitoring
    developed.
  • Responsible for
    building and nurturing relevant networks, advocacy coalitions and policy
    forums established/ engaged with to inform and influence from WVK’s
    experience and to enhance organizational learning
  • Conduct needs assessments,
    surveys and researches related to nutrition, Health & HIV and WASH
    programming facilitated
  • Render technical
    support in strategy development for new or long-term or additional
    interventions and in preparation of new proposals.
  • Provide guidelines and
    tools for design,  implementation
    and monitoring of health and nutrition interventions developed and
    disseminated to staff and/or partners
  • Responsible for the
    implementation of nutrition interventions closely monitored to ensure
    adherence to WHO standards, National policy guidelines and WVU strategic
    direction
  • Robust internal
    linkages with other sub-sectors/sectors including HIV, WASH,  Food Security, Child Protection and
    Disaster Risk Reduction strengthened so as to foster:
  • Integration in
    planning and implementation of field based programs and projects
  • Integrated responses
    to emergencies and disasters
  • Responsible for
    routine nutrition sector reports compiled and submitted to the Associate
    Director Health and HIV/AIDS on monthly, quarterly and annual basis and ad
    hoc updates on nutrition provided as and when requested
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal NGO
    candidate should possess a good Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and
    Technology or Human Nutrition & Dietetics from a recognized
    University.
  • Possession of a good
    Masters’ degree in Public Health Nutrition is an added advantage.
  • Additional Training of
    Trainers qualification in Nutrition and WASH, Nutrition and HIV, Nutrition
    and Food Security, and Nutrition in Emergencies would be an added advantage.
  • Past exposure and
    experience in implementing Maternal and Child Nutrition related
    interventions within health programs of large NGOs of not less than three
    years
  • Excellent facilitation
    and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy
    skills with ability to write technical reports, concepts and proposals.
  • Mature Christian, able
    to stand above denominational diversities
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with
complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please
address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and
do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Wednesday, 11th June, 2014

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