Nutrition Technical Advisor USAID Project Careers – IntraHealth International

Job Title:      Nutrition Technical Advisor
Organisation: IntraHealth
International
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more
than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve
communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care
challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health
systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration
with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector
organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions
of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health
facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies,
information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve
with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which
supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase
availability and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in
Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving
the quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to
equity and underserved populations.
Job Summary: The Nutrition
Technical Advisor will provide both strategic and technical direction to
nutrition programming in the region with the exception of the two Karamoja
districts of Moroto and Kotido; and will be responsible for the development and
implementation of the RHITES-E facility and community based nutrition
activities. The Advisor will liaise with the nutrition division of the Ministry
of Health, District Nutrition Coordination Committees, District Health Teams
and health facility in-charges/facility nutrition focal persons in the
supported districts to establish and/ or strengthen health facilities and
community capacity for management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and
Severe Acute Malnutrition, as well as promotion of appropriate nutrition and
WASH practices and behaviors.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID RHITES-E
    Project Nutrition Technical Advisor job placement must hold a postgraduate
    degree in nutrition, public health or related field.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in
    developing, implementing, and monitoring successful nutrition programs,
    managing malnutrition among vulnerable groups, and promoting behavioral
    change for prevention of malnutrition.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    USAID-funded nutrition initiatives and the positive deviance methodology
    is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form
1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three
professional references to this E-mail address: mbalejobs@intrahealth.org
Deadline: 31st July 2017

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