SNV International Non-profit Careers – Nutrition Project Officer

Organization: SNV
Duty Station: Fort
Portal, Uganda
         
About SNV:
SNV is an international
not-for-profit development organisation founded in 1965. SNV has long-term,
local presence in 38 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. SNV
started working in Uganda in 1989. We work with 80 local service providers to
reach 200,000 families in 108 districts. We focus on three sectors:
Agriculture; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. We facilitate
market-oriented services, evidence-based advocacy and promote knowledge
development.
About Project:
Uganda has high rates of malnutrition,
despite its economic growth. The Government of Uganda formulated the Uganda
Nutrition Action Plan (2011 – 2016) as the overarching policy framework to
guide multi-sectorial nutrition interventions in the country. Within this
framework, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), KIT – the Royal
Tropical Institute and the Centre for Development of Wageningen UR (CDI) have
developed an innovative Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) project to be
implemented in Uganda and Zambia. The goal of the project is to improve
nutrition through adoption of agro-biodiversity and improve dietary diversity
at the household level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Technically
    support of district nutritional teams: support the DNT in capacity
    building and upscaling of activities.
  • Induce
    behavioral change campaigns: lead the development of behavioral change
    communication methodologies that will be linked to district planning and
    implementation.
  • Trigger
    demand and supply for nutritious food: build local capacity to produce and
    consume nutritious food.
  • In
    charge of coordinating project activities with Scaling up Nutrition (SUN)
    initiative and other nutrition initiatives at national level.
  • Documentation
    and sharing results and lessons learnt from the project.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Master’s degree in
    a relevant field will be an added advantage. . .
  • At
    least three years’ experience in nutrition programs, with experience in
    behavioral change campaigns, gender, women empowerment and market-led
    approaches.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge on how to improve dietary diversity at intra-household level.
  • Demonstrated
    success in implementing result oriented projects.
  • Past
    experience in providing capacity development services.
  • Interested
    to undertake extensive field work.
  • Demonstrated
    creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and work
    independently.
  • Team
    player and relationship builder, ability to work with, a wide range of
    actors from different backgrounds (smallholder farmers, households,
    private sector companies, government, and NGOs).
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join SNV should send an application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae, names and
contact details of two professional referees to: uganda@snvworld.org.
Deadline: 5th January, 2015 by 17:00 Hours
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