Community Nutrition Officer Job Vacancies – Action Against Hunger-USA

Job Title:    Community Nutrition Officer

Organization:
Action Against Hunger-USA

Duty Station:
Uganda

About US:

Action Against
Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which
provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of
nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against
Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 9 countries: Kenya,
South Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Cambodia, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti and Somalia.
Action Against Hunger-USA has over $92 million in programs, and approximately
2000 staff based in in the various country offices and the three Head Quarter
Locations of New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi.

About the Project:

Additional growth is
anticipated Action Against Hunger looking for a highly competent and vibrant
person for a Community Nutrition Officer role in our Kyangwali Base to provide
technical support in the implementation and supervision of Targeted
Supplementary Feeding Program, MCHN programs and other nutrition programs under
the UN WFP funded project.

Job Summary:  The Community Nutrition Officer will be
responsible for supporting all community activities at the field level, which
include identification and sensitization of fresh food voucher beneficiaries,
establishment of maternal child health outreaches among others in liaison with
the community based facilitators for community mobilization and sensitization.
Other key deliverables include supporting capacity-building activities for community
structures (VHTs and Lead mothers)

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Provide
technical support in the sensitization of targeted beneficiaries on maternal,
infant and young
child feeding
(MIYCF) & prevention of hygiene related diseases and other nutrition
programs as required by the supervisor, compile reports, learning documents,
case studies that inform key project indicators as required by the grant.

·       The officer
shall
directly work under the
Assistant Program Manager as the direct supervisor for technical support &
Information sharing.

·       In addition, he/she
will work with governmental and non-governmental partners in the exchange of
information, coordination and representation

·       Other NGOs:
technical relationship at field level, coordination of activities at field
level.

·       Contribute to
positive nutrition outcomes through implementation of community led nutrition
programs. Support the supervision of
community based facilitators for the care group approach.

·       Prepare weekly, monthly and donor reports as
per the standard reporting format.

·       Identify and
sensitize Fresh food voucher beneficiaries with emphasis on the rationale and
their
appropriate entitlements
at community level, health facilities and established maternal and child health
outreaches particularly pregnant and lactating mothers and children U2.

·       Mobilize and
sensitize Vendors and other stakeholders for effective FFV activities and
awareness.

·       Participate in
beneficiary profiling, beneficiary registration, and base line-end line
assessments in FSL
activities
through technical review and guidance on data collection tools.

·       Ensure that
targeted beneficiaries are sensitized on key Essential Nutrition Actions,
maternal, infant
and young child
feeding (MIYCF) and prevention of hygiene related diseases through cooking
lessons/ demonstrations, trainings, pre-distribution messages that include
individual and group education sessions, community dialogues to identify
bottlenecks and solutions, promoting production of micro-nutrient rich
vegetables among beneficiaries and other innovative activities.

·       Ensure active
participation of the various categories of stakeholders in project
implementation,
monitoring and
evaluation for effective programming.

·       Support in
development of relevant project IEC materials and also ensure tha
t such materials are effectively disseminated
to targeted beneficiaries.

·       Oversee and
advise on activities implemented by Village Health Teams and the care group
Members
including mentoring and
reporting follow-up

·       Prepare weekly
and monthly individual w
ork
plans and submit to the supervisors.

·       Identify Nutrition
related training needs for VHTs, and community based facilitators (CBF) on
nutrition and health and organize the
necessary trainings

·       Render support
in the development and dissemination of rele
vant IEC materials on Prevention of stunting, micronutrient deficiencies,
Management of Acute Malnutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

·       Provide
Nutrition education to project staff and other support personnel

·       Assist in
regular on-job mentorship and support of Village Health Teams and CBFs in nutrition
promotion at community level

·       Directly
organize for community feedback meetings on a monthly basis and in addition to
sharing
achievements, challenges
and solutions, Ensure VHTs are oriented on active case finding referral and
follow-up of malnourished clients.

·       Participate in
all project review assessments, surveys and studies and ensure these are
conducted
according to protocol.

·       Participate in
FFV beneficia
ry profiling,
beneficiary identification and registration, and base line-end line assessments
in nutrition-FSL activities through technical review and guidance on data
collection tools.

·       Collect quality
data, utilize and also timely and accurately report
the data.

·       Ensure regular
and timely monthly reporting among the VHTs and Community based facilitators on
the project activities in the catchment
areas.

·       Support the
establishment of a database for all project activities to regularly monitor and
evaluate
their activities.

·       Oversee
reporting on project progress, success stories and lessons learned during
project
implementation.

·       Ensure that
staff/persons under your supervision (Community Based
Facilitators) are effectively engaged in
their tasks and perform their duties in accordance with Action Against Hunger
expectation.

·       Ensure that
staff under your supervision develop weekly and quarterly activity work plans
and adhere
to them.

·       Identify training needs of staff under your supervision
and suggest an appropriate training plan.

·       Actively
participate in internal and external meetings according to the Assistant
Program Manager
guidance with
support of the Field Manager.

·       Actively
participate in events organized in the refugee and host community setting

·       Coordinate with
other sections of Action Against Hunger and all other stakeholders in the
response

·       Perform any other
duties as assigned from time to time

·       Foster an
environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to
information.

·       Provide a work
environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on
their skills and performance.

·       Respect
beneficiari
es’ women, men,
children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability,
religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.

·       Value and
respect all cultures.

·       Work closely
with the progr
am Manager in updating
the project BFU in relation to the activity implementation plan on regular
basis, ensuring that relevant documentation on Nutritional activities is filed
and archived.

·       While performing
the duties of this job, th
e
employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work,
including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short
time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy
office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately
so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

·       The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee
to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       The duties of the job require regular job
attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside
normal office hours or on the weekends as required. Must be able to travel as
required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While
performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to
precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living
conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal
applicant must hold a Bachelor degree in Nutrition,
Public Health or related field with 2 years’
experience in implementation of community nutrition approach in IMAM and the
care group approach

·       Extensive
knowledge and experience in implementatio
n of community nutrition and health programs, cash based interventions/
vouchers, WASH programmes and ideally FSL programmes

·       Previous work in
a credible NGO/INGO preferably in emergency setting is desirable.

·       Previous work in
a supervisory position will
be
an added advantage.

·       Knowledge of the
local Area, local context, language is an added advantage

·       Strong
communication skills (written and oral) in English

·       Knowledge of
word processor, spreadsheet and software us
e like ENA, SPSS plus other programs advantageous

·       Excellent
facilitation skills

·       Ability to
exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

·       Extremely
flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations

·       Excellent
reporting skills wit
h good oral
and written communication skills

·       Diplomatic and
culturally sensitive

·       Fluency in
written and spoken English

·       Ability to ride
Motorcycles and possession of a valid riding permit is a must

 How to Apply:

All Interested
applicants should submit their CV and cover letter by filling in the
application form on the link below

Click Here

Cover letter should
be addressed to; The Head of Human Resources, Action Against Hunger with the
title Community Nutrition Officer-Kyangwali as the subject. Please note that
the link is case sensitive.

We provide equal
employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national
origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran.
Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination
in employment.

Deadline: 16th July 2020

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