2 Non-profit Fresher Employment Placements – Community Health Officer at Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organization: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an international humanitarian NGO. For
over thirty years it has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods,
Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in Lira, Apac, Oyam, Otuke,
Gulu, Kaabong, Napak, Moroto, Adjumani and Kiryandongo Districts.
Job Summary: The Community Health Officer will be responsible
for supporting Village Health Teams and communities to ensure early identification,
referral and follow-up of acutely malnourished children < 5yrs and pregnant/
lactating women among south Sudanese refugees and the host communities. In
addition, they will ensure promotion of good health and nutrition practices
amongst displaced populations and host communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Regularly sensitize communities, community
    leaders and local government leaders about the project, mobilize community
    support for the activities and facilitate information sharing with the
    target communities
  • Actively facilitate the identification of
    Village Health Teams among displaced populations and participate in the
    regular mentorship and support on active case finding, referral and
    follow-up to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee the community health and nutrition
    education on key essential nutrition actions, infant and young child
    feeding and prevention of hygiene related diseases in refugee settlements
    and host communities
  • Actively participate in baseline and
    routine nutrition screening within the refugee settlements and host
    communities.
  • Works in consultation with the nutrition
    officer to develop activity plans for the community nutrition activities
    and complete the activities within project time frame.
  • Manage reporting on project progress,
    success stories and lessons learned during project implementation
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports in
    standard reporting format
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from
    time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor Degree in health, social work, nutrition, community development
    or any other related discipline
  • At least two years’ experience working
    with district health teams, VHTs/ Community Health workers.
  • Prior experience in community nutrition
    programs will be an added advantage
  • Proven ability to engage communities and
    local leaders in development initiatives
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
    skills
  • Possession of a valid riding permit
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of Dinka/Nuer/
    Arabic/Acholi
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications
including an updated CV, cover letter and academic transcripts with three
professional referees and send them to: Recruitment.ug@acf-international.org
mentioning Community Health Officer – Adjumani or Kiryandongo in the Subject
line
NB: Application package should not be more than
3 MBs.
Deadline: Friday 10th April 2015 by 5:30pm

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