6 Entry Level Nutritionist NGO Jobs - Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Organisation: Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM was the first non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the field of healthcare to be officially recognised in Italy.  Doctors with Africa Cuamm is the largest Italian body working to improve and safeguard the health of African populations.

About Project:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is due to implement a district health systems strengthening project in West Nile with a similar intervention already running in Karamoja in partnership with UNICEF. The purpose of the project is to support the district health systems in service planning, implementation, support supervision, quality improvement and information management and reporting leading to sustainable increase in access to health services especially maternal, neonatal, adolescent, nutrition and EMTCT services and stronger district health systems. The project will focus on strategies and delivery platforms that have potential to reach the most vulnerable children in both host communities and refugee settlements. Districts with refugees will receive support in line with the Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) strategy, in order to deliver government-led, multi sector actions directed to both host communities and refugees.

Job Summary: The Nutritionist will support the district to improve the quality of IMAM reporting, planning for and distribution of nutrition supplies and monitoring and supervision of nutrition activities in the district. The incumbent will provide capacity building for health facility staff to manage acute malnutrition. The jobholder will also ensure availability of job aides and reference materials. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the Nutritionist jobs should possess Degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics/ Food Science and Technology or equivalent nutrition qualifications.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in nutrition (IMAM/IYCF) programming and management with demonstrated supervisory function.
  • Extensive knowledge of the nutrition landscape in West Nile and in working with district local governments will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate with clarity in speaking and writing; knowledge of the Uganda national health policies, national nutrition policies, strategies and structures. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they have sound experience working in the region and/or in a closely related project
  • Demonstrated ability to work in difficult environments of scarcity and with minimum supervision. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with telephone contacts and contactable referees addressed or delivered to: The Human Resource Officer, Doctors with Africa CUAMM P.O. Box 7214 Kampala, Email uganda@cuamm.org. The Email subject of the applications should include the title of the job advert. Emails and attachments (only CV and Application letter) must not exceed 2MB otherwise they will be rejected by server. Hard copies can also be delivered to the CUAMM Country Offfice in Kansanga.

Deadline: 30th June 2017 by 5:00pm.


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