Nutrition Officer USAID Project Vacancies – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Nutrition Officer
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Nutrition Advisor
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will
contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build
the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
locations.
Job Summary: The
Nutrition Officer will be part of a dynamic, innovative and multi-disciplinary
team of professionals working to improve the quality, utilization and
sustainability of integrated health services. S/he will mainly be responsible
for the integration of nutritional assessment, counseling, and support (NACS)
into HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services. The officer will plan
for and implement improvement interventions aimed at bettering nutritional
outcomes among people living with HIV and AIDS as well as promoting optimal
infant and young child feeding practices as per the national guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Integrate nutrition into on-going project
    activities including capacity building, clinical care, PMTCT, community
    linkages, quality improvement, psychosocial care/counseling, supply chain
    management, and M&E;
  • Support health facilities supported by
    RHITES-N to integrate and implement effective and sustainable NACS
    (Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support) services;
  • The jobholder will explore opportunities
    for partnership with other stakeholders in the area of HIV nutrition
    integration;
  • Oversee and support the integration
    process of NACS into HIV/AIDS programs in ail RHITES-N sites;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N
    Project Nutrition Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    human nutrition, food science and technology or related field
  • At least five years’ experience in
    community nutrition and/or HIV nutrition programming
  • Previous experience with USAID-funded
    projects
  • Strong skills in teamwork, facilitation
    and communications
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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