Nutritionist USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Job Title:          Nutritionist
Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Nutrition
Programmes Manager
About US:
Caritas International is a
confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service
organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a
better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas
organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable
rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and
Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126
households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the
activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The
Nutritionist will actively contribute to the implementation of all health and
nutrition related activities. S/he will provide technical support to nutrition
activities as needed, especially during nutrition trainings as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible
    for providing coaching, mentoring, training, and technical support; including
    monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute
    to the development of nutritional components for social behavior change
    and Mother Care Group materials.
  • Provide
    technical support to Health Facility Coordinators in monitoring Integrated
    Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services into health facilities.
  • Represent
    the project and organisation on relevant forums at all levels in the NUYOK
    program area.
  • Develop
    work plans and reports as per reporting schedule.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics
  • At
    least three to five years relevant nutrition-related experience in a
    challenging environment and preferably with NGOs/ FBOs
  • Past
    experience in coaching and mentoring colleagues or participants
  • Excellent
    at written and spoken English language, relevant diplomas and short courses
    in project management or community development.
  • Prior
    experience in working with local government and local health services and experience
    in IMAM.
  • Desired
    experience with working using the care group approach.
  • Ability
    to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit is an added advantage.
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Good
    writing and reporting skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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