Fresher Nutrition Assistant NGO Job Placements – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:    Nutrition Assistant (Fresher
Job Placements)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:

Reports to: Nutrition


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:  Working under the guidance of the Nutrition
Officer; The Nutrition assistant will be responsible for the day to day
implementation of Integrated nutrition interventions .i.e. IMAM done by running
Selective feeding program (SFP), Outpatient therapeutic care (OTC), blanket
supplementary feeding program (BSFP), emergency screening, nutrition
surveillance and assessment including Mass Screening, Promotion of Maternal
infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN through the Community Health
Volunteers. He/she will be responsible for day to day data compilation


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

of the emergency nutrition response in the selected location while ensuring
adherence to the stipulated protocol

of outpatient therapeutic program of severely acute malnourished children

of outpatient therapeutic program of severely acute malnourished children under-fives.

of supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives , pregnant
and Lactating women

comprehensive Maternal Infant and young Child nutrition and Baby friendly
community initiatives (BFCI) approaches

capacity building and OJT for Nutrition refugee staff and VHTs through
identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings

the systematic delivery of health and nutrition education messages to the
community and facility level.

and review nutrition supplies and equipment movements such as deliveries,
storage, transport and utilization at the site level

nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical complications
including comprehensive care clinic clients

Mass screening for children under-fives regularly in collaboration with
community health volunteers.

and submit donor and IRC Nutrition program weekly, biweekly and monthly report
of all activities implemented.

other duties assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistant job
must hold a Diploma in Food Nutrition and dietetics from recognized

At least
two (2) years’ working experience preferably with an NGO in a cross cultural

team experience and knowledge of team dynamics desirable

to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality.

to organize tasks simultaneously, prioritize work and ensure tasks are
completed by deadline

inter-personal and conflict resolution skills, able to work under pressure and
manage personal stress

verbal and written communication skills plus fluency in spoken and written


Please note: This
position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 31st December 2020


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