Fresher Nutrition Officer NGO Jobs - Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:     Nutrition Officer
Organisation: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which has been in existence for over thirty years. ACF has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions of Northern Uganda.

Job Summary: The Nutrition Officer will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of the district health systems to provide preventive services against malnutrition among South Sudanese refugee communities and host communities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Technical Support:
  • Streamline and ensure implementation of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI)policies at all health facilities
  • Make sure that all health facilities implementing BFHI achieve certification from the Ministry of health
  • Strengthen the linkages between Village Health Teams (VHT) screening, follow up and referrals from community to the health facilities.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify training needs for health workers and VHTs related to nutrition and primary health care and facilitate Continued Medical Educations (CME)for health workers on nutrition and health.
  • Provide support in the development of capacity building plan for program supported facilities in the areas of operations.
  • Organize/Arrange health workers trainings on IYCF/IMAM/BFHI/Essential Nutrition Action (ENA) Vitamins and Mineral Powders (VMP)
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of relevant Information Education Materials (IEC) materials on IMAM, BFHI and IYCF.
Assessment and Reporting:
  • Ensure that health facilities are supplied with data collection tools for regular data collection
  • Ensure health facilities receive the necessary available logistical support (equipment, pallets, therapeutic feeds
Staff Management & Supervision:
  • Ensure attendance and active engagement of staff under your supervision in their duties and tasks.
  • Coordinate the staff under your supervision.
  • Ensure technical and managerial support for staff under your supervision
Coordination & Representation:
  • Mobilize communities and community leaders to participate in Action Against Hunger project community activities organize regular community meetings to address areas for program improvement
  • Participate in internal and external meetings according to the DPM guidance
  • Work closely with the district VHT coordinator to ensure active engagement of VHTs in the catchment area
  • Actively participate in events organized in the refugee and host community settings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against Hunger (ACF) Nutrition Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, Public Health, Environmental Health or related field
  • At least two years’ experience in community nutrition programs preferably in a refugee setting
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in community nutrition implementation
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Excellent reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in the local language is a must
  • Knowledge of word processor, spreadsheet and software use like ENA, SPSS plus other programs
  • Ability to ride with valid riding permit

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which should include ONLY a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not be considered. Please send your email application to: mentioning “Nutrition Officer –Yumbe” in the subject line.

Deadline: 21st July 2017

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