World Vision Charity Careers – Nutrition Officer

Organisation: World
Reports to:  Program Manager
Duty Station: Kiboga,
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The
Nutrition Officer will guide, facilitate and provide technical support to
staffs and other implementing partners on MNCH monitoring and implementation in
ADPs in line with approved programme plans.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the staff training programmes and implementing partners in MNCH models
    especially ttc, PD Heath and IYCF
  • Actively
    monitoring of progress and achievements of MNCH implementation ADPs.
  • Guide
    ADP staff during planning and budgeting for effective integration of MNCH
  • Ensure
    quality implementation of MNCH activities within the ADPs.
  • Work
    in liaison with the district health to strengthen the capacity of CBOs and
    other local institutions, FBIs to promote maternal and child health and
  • Mobilize
    CBOs, FBIs and parent support groups to monitor maternal and child health
    and nutrition interventions within communities.
  • Work
    with existing Health centres to conduct quarterly monitoring of children,
    their mothers and communities to establish their health status.
  • Actively
    facilitate networking with government institutions and other development
    partners within the ADP in planning and implementation of MNCH activities.
  • Identify
    and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society
    organizations, Churches and sub county government to spearhead maternal
    and child health and nutrition interventions.
  • Facilitate
    growth of strong local to national level movements on specific MNCH
    advocacy issues.
  • Strengthen
    the capacity of parent support groups to implement MNCH activities at
    Household level
  • Work
    closely with VHTs and parents support (care) groups to establish model
    household (with focus on nutrition and WASH activities) at every
    Parish/Sub county
  • Organize
    ADP level forum to assess progress of implementation of planned MNCH
  • Monitor
    progress of implementation of maternal and child health activities in the
    area of operation.
  • Organize
    quarterly review, reflection and learning forum for ADP staff, community,
    local organizations and CSOs on implementation of MNCH activities.
  • Document
    best practices, lesson learned and success stories about MNCH models (ttc,
    PD Hearth, IYCF and UWASH) and disseminate them to respective
  • Produce
    and share quality and timely monthly reports to keep track of progress of
    planned MNCH activities within the area of operation.
  • Produce
    and share timely and quality bi-annual and annual reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a University Degree in Human Nutrition
    Dietetics, Food science and technology or any relevant field.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience working with communities or an
    institution in promotion of nutrition and maternal health.
  • Possess
    experience in implementation of key health models like PD Hearth, ttc,
    ICCM A and IYCF
  • The
    applicant must be highly reliable and independent.
  • Possess
    the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Be
    a mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.”
NB: Please
follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 9th January, 2015. 
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