Fresher UN Project Jobs – Nutrition Officer at Plan International

Job Title:       Nutrition Officer
Organization: Plan
Project Name: Reaching Every
Mother and Child in Emergency (REMAC-NiE) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator – REMAC – NiE
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About REMAC-NiE Project:
Plan International will collaborate with the Office of the
Prime-minister (OPM) – Refugee Department, United Nations Human Rights
Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the District Local Governments working closely
with United Nations (UN), other United Nations (UN) Agencies (FAO, IOM, UNDP,
UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WFP, and WHO) and NGO partners supplementing
governmental efforts to implement the Reaching Every Mother and Child in
Emergency (REMAC-NiE) Project. In addition, Ministry of Health will provide
technical guidance and support in relation to life-saving nutrition
interventions focusing on Maternal, New-born & Child Health (MNCH). 
Job Summary: The Nutrition
Officer will guide the actual implementation of the activities – Nutrition
Response Project in Adjumani district in collaboration with key partners. S/he
will provide guidance at the field level to ensure effective implementation of
timely and effective work-planning, budget management and reporting according
to the grant agreement / donor requirements and Plan International’s policies.
Key Duties and
Support to Project team:
  • Actively participates in developing a
    project outline and quarterly and monthly project work-plans and budgeting
    for the project.
  • Manages the project budget to support
    delivery of MCH with much emphasis on nutrition in Adjumani district.
  • Coordinates health promotion and demand
    creation interventions for Nutrition, MCH, HIV prevention/EMTCT and safe
    motherhood both at facility and community levels.
  • The incumbent organises and coordinates
    capacity building interventions for the district-based health workforce so
    as to ensure quality delivery of services.
  • Organises awareness raising activities on
    health promotion and health services, including MCHN and EMTCT
  • Organises participatory project monitoring
    and evaluation sessions at community and facility level
  • Takes part in the collection of data and
    documentation for project, including compiling activity reports.
  • Maintains the project resources, assets
    and documents
Sponsorship Commitments Responsibilities:
  • Understands the sponsorship commitments
    and supports Plan International Uganda team at all times to work with them
    and meet the commitment to Sponsored Children and sponsors
  • Carries out mandatory Sponsored Child
    family visits
Communications and Working Relationships:
  • Project Coordinator for the REMAC-NiE
    Project: who is the direct line-supervisor for the nutrition Officer.
  • Emergency Response Manager: who is
    responsible for overall programme management at the Programme Unit
  • District and health facility teams:
    Technical support in planning and budgeting, implementation and monitoring
    of project supported MCHN, including HIV/EMTCT services.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Plan International
    Nutrition Officer job placement should preferably hold a degree/diploma in
    a suitable health discipline.
  • A minimum of two years of hands-on
    experience implementing Community-based Health projects, especially
    Nutrition, MCH, HIV prevention/EMTCT.
  • Broad knowledge on nutrition, MCH and safe
    motherhood and HIV prevention and EMTCT is a MUST.
  • Extensive knowledge of WASH will be an
    added advantage
  • Hands-on experience of working in
    emergency and rural settings.
  • Practical experience in working with
    district and community health systems, including Village Health Teams
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    current policy developments in Nutrition, MCH and HIV/AIDS/EMTCT.
  • Knowing the language spoken in the
    district is an added advantage.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office
    programmes, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral).
  • Excellent skills in documentation and
    report writing
  • Excellent budget management skills is a
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing
    skills in multi-cultural contexts
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th November 2017.
Deadline: 25th August

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