2 Community Health Officer –Nutrition NGO Job Placements – 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, ACF  has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Community
Health Officer –Nutrition will be responsible for supporting Implementation of
Micro Nutrient Powder (MNP) activities through Village Health Teams and health
assistants to ensure beneficiary identification, community mobilization and
sensitisation, training Village Health Teams, organising district and community
sensitisation meetings on Micro Nutrients Powder (MNP), ensure distribution,
beneficiary follow up and ensure proper utilisation of the MNPs at household
level among South Sudanese refugees with children 6-59 months.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
Technical Support:
  • Facilitate
    beneficiary identification of children 6-59 months in the targeted
    settlements
  • Facilitate
    sensitisation meetings at the settlement level for all settlement leaders,
    community members and the OPM officials on proper utilisation of
    MNPs and increase awareness on access points and distribution cycle.
Capacity Building:
  • Organise
    district and settlement stakeholder sensitisation meetings on MNPs
  • Mentor
    and train VHTs on MNPs.
Assessment and Reporting:
  • Participate
    in the end line survey to evaluate MNP adherence, acceptability, coverage
    and beneficiary experience.
  • Ensure
    regular collection of household nutrition data, compilation and reporting.
Staff Management &
Supervision:
  • Organise
    and facilitate regular meetings with VHT and provide regular feedback on
    the matters discussed
  • Conduct
    on the job mentorship and supervision for the VHTs.
Coordination &
Representation:
  • Mobilise
    communities and community leaders to participate in ACF project in
    community activities and organise regular community meetings to address
    areas for program improvement
  • Participate
    in internal and external meetings according to the PM guidance.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the Action Against Hunger
    ACF Community Health Officer –Nutrition job placement should preferably
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Nutrition from a recognized university
  • A
    minimum of three years of field related experience in implementing
    a project of Micro Nutrient Powder supplementation in an emergency context.
  • Extensive
    knowledge and experience in implementation of MNPs, Community Nutrition
    and health programs
  • Excellent
    communication skills (written and oral) in English.
  • Knowledge
    of word processor, spreadsheet and software use like ENA, SPSS plus other
    programs advantageous
  • Previous
    experience working in emergency context will be an added advantage
  • Excellent
    facilitation skills
  • Ability
    to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely
    flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Excellent
    reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge
    of the local language is an added advantage
  • Diplomatic
    and culturally sensitive
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English
  • Fluency
    in the local language is a must
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at
least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications
please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Community Health Officer” in the subject line.
Deadline: 31st January
2017 by 5:00pm

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