Action Against Hunger (ACF) Non-profit Jobs – Nutrition Officer

Organization: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an international humanitarian NGO (non-profit organization). 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 Nutrition Officers will be responsible for
supporting health workers, Village Health Teams and communities to ensure early
identification, referral and management of acute malnutrition among south
Sudanese refugees and the host communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support health workers at
    selected health facilities and established outreaches to manage acute
    malnutrition among children < 5yrs and pregnant/ lactating mothers
    according to IMAM guidelines.
  • Support in regular on-job mentorship and
    support of health workers, Village Health Teams and District Health Teams
    in management of acute malnutrition
  • Ensure that health facilities and VHTs are
    equipped with necessary IMAM equipments and tools for screening,
    management, referral and follow-up of targeted beneficiaries.
  • Actively participate in rapid nutrition
    assessment and nutrition surveillance conducted within the catchment area.
  • Render support in the development and
    dissemination of relevant IEC materials on IMAM and IYCF
  • Provide health and nutrition education to
    project staff and other support personnel.
  • Oversee community and health facility
    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
  • Manage the collection, handling, analysis
    and reporting of data related to nutrition screening, client follow up and
    NFIs.
  • 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’s degree in Nutrition or related field
  • At least three years’ experience in IMAM.
  • Detailed working knowledge and experience
    in implementation of IMAM
  • Strong communication skills (written and
    oral) in English
  • Knowledge of word processor , spreadsheet
    and software use like ENA, SPSS plus other programs advantageous
  • Possess excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and
    make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to
    cope with stressful situations
  • Possess excellent reporting skills with
    good oral and written communication skills
  • Highly diplomatic and culturally sensitive
  • Possession of a valid riding permit
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in English and Madi local language
    of Adjumani
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 Nutrition 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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