No Experience Nutrition Assistant US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:   Nutrition Assistant (No Experience US NGO Jobs)

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:   Uganda

 

About US:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power.

 

Job Summary: The Nutrition Assistant will be reporting to the Nutrition officer and will be based in Imvepi/Rhino refugee settlement and 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:

  • 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.
  • Designing of special diets for therapeutic purposes.
  • Participate in community outreaches and research activities.
  • Plan and prepare mentorship sessions/CMEs for health workers.
  • To carry out home visits as a follow up on discharged patients to ensure adherence of the clients on the nutrition programme.
  • Participate in screening at the triage of children under the age of five to monitor and ensure early detection of malnutrition cases.
  • 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.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Diploma in human nutrition and dietetics from recognized institution.
  • Relevant working experience of two years.
  • Must be registered with relevant profession body.
  • Having concern for quality and standards, and ethics and integrity.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to enhance good interpersonal relationship.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good knowledge and application of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 31st May 2022

 

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