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:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Nutrition Officer –Yumbe” in
the subject line.
Deadline: 21st July
2017

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