Nutrition Officer EU Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:    Nutrition Officer  

Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Director

 

About US:

In 2021, the European Union approved Phase 2 of the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) to specifically consolidate and institutionalize it in Uganda by strengthening its strategic and analytical capacity to produce disaggregated information for more effective decision-making.

 

The Office of the Prime Minister plans to recruit critical staff to support the implementation of the second phase of NIPN as well as the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan.

 

Job Summary:  The Officer will support and strengthen the capacity of the UNAP secretariat to coordinate the overall implementation of the Second Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP II).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Support OPM to organize and keep record of regular meetings of technical, strategic and political nutrition coordination structures.
  • Organize and support the UNAP Secretariat to conduct field supervision and mentorship in the area of nutrition governance to the national coordination structures and SUN networks
  • Support the functionality of SUN NETWORKS including preparing their annual implementation plans, support supervision




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Health Nutrition or a related discipline degree obtained from a recognized University/ Institution.
  • At least five years of professional experience in the multi-sectoral nutrition field, a good knowledge and understanding of multi-sector nutrition approach is an asset.
  • At least three years of professional experience in planning and implementing national nutrition or other multi-sectoral programmes in Government or non-governmental organizations/ development partners.
  • Field experience at national and sub-national level work environments with good working knowledge of UNAP implementation at de-centralized and National Level being an added advantage.
  • Experience in guiding policy processes and advocacy at national / subnational level;
  • Experience in facilitating multi-partner and multi-sector working groups in national settings
  • Proven ability to write policy briefs, technical reports and documents
  • Clear understanding of the Scaling up Nutrition roadmap and strategy 2022-2025
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and have the initiative to work independently to meet deadlines.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer, passport photo, contacts both Mobile and Email, and should be addressed to

 

The Permanent Secretary

Office of the Prime Minister

New Government Block

Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road

P.O. Box 341, Kampala.

 

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to the disqualification of a candidate.

 

Deadline: 4th October 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

 

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