Several Entry Level Job Opportunities – Nutrition Assistants – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:        Nutrition Assistants (Several
Entry Level Job Opportunities)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary: The
Nutrition Assistant shall be responsible for providing health education talks,
screening to children, women and their partners in the health facility and in
the community on nutrition related issues. S/he will provide anthropometric
assessment, recording, referral and linking clients to respective service
points and shall maintain environment friendly working space hence adhering to
infection control and prevention practices. S/he will provide nutrition
services including but not limited to counseling, linkage and preparing
treatment for the clients.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·       
Participate
in screening at the triage of children under the age of five to monitor and
ensure early detection of malnutrition cases

·       
Providing
guidance on the purchasing of food and planning hospital meals. • Designing
special diets for therapeutic purposes.

·       
Participating
in community outreach services for adequate nutrition.

·       
Participating
in research activities.

·       
Will be
supporting the admissions of severe malnutrition cases following properly laid
down standards. Prepare and feeding of severely malnourished patients under
observation in the inpatient wards.

·       
Will be
responsible for case management of malnutrition patients on follow-ups and
those on ward and ensure that all routine medications are administered
appropriately.

·       
To
counsel and advise in-patients/follow-ups/parents/guardians on proper care and
nutrition at home.

·       
To carry
out home visits as a follow up on discharged patients to ensure adherence of
the clients on the nutrition programs.

·       
Support
the EPI department through carrying out routine growth monitoring activities
and ensuring that all malnourished children have child health cards

·       
Ensure
that all the stored food supplements are safe and free from contamination and
theft and the store is clean all the time.

·       
Ensure
the kitchen for preparation of therapeutic milk for severely malnourished
children and the surrounding environment is clean, hygienic and well
maintained.

·       
Prepare
and submit the nutrition reports for both the in patients and out patients as
guided by the nutrition officer.

·       
Imparting
knowledge and skills to staff.

·       
Adhering
to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.

·       
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Communication/Reporting

·       
Provide
regular feedback on nutrition activities of the facility

·       
Assist
in preparation of donor reports

·       
Participate
in the development and implementation of program work plans.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Nutrition
Assistant job must hold a Diploma in Human nutrition and dietetics.

·       
One year
of work experience, with field experience in a health and nutrition project
implementation

·       
Concern
for quality and standards

·       
Communication

·       
Ethics
and integrity

·       
Self-control
and stress management

·       
Time
management

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants should apply online at the link below.

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Here

Deadline: 16th May 2020

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