Programme Officer Nutrition DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Programme Officer Nutrition
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer Nutrition will be responsible for developing and promoting
community-based nutrition initiatives and provide technical advice and guidance
on nutrition strategies, programme design and implementation of all nutrition
related aspects of the programme. He/she will perform the duties under direct
supervision of and in close consultation with the Regional Coordinator, PMU as
well as in cooperation with the Technical Advisor of the DINU Technical
Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assess
    nutritional, food security and livelihoods aspects of in the beneficiary
    region and provide recommendations on appropriate response;
  • Design
    and conduct nutrition and food security assessments and communicate the
    nutrition situation clearly and effectively to implementing partners and
    other stakeholders;
  • Assist
    in aligning nutrition activities with national nutrition strategies and
    programmes and promote coherence of nutrition approaches, in close
    coordination and collaboration with Government institutions and
    implementing partners;
  • Analyze
    and advise in program implementation modalities (targeting criteria,
    mobilization modalities, local partnerships, monitoring systems, staff
    schedules, etc.);
  • Work
    with implementing partners, districts and local NGOs, at the district and
    community to enhance integration of nutrition interventions;
  • Provide
    technical support and guidance to implementing partners, technical working
    groups on nutrition and community mobilization specialists in the
    implementation of nutrition and food security services at community level;
  • Provide
    technical advice to the PMU on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive
    programme and policy issues including assessment and data analysis, the
    choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and commodity choice
    for nutrition specific and food security interventions;
  • Support
    the strengthening of local nutrition initiatives, including the
    development of local policies related to nutrition as well as nutrition
    strategies, action plans, protocols and guidelines in line with the
    current evidence;
  • Contribute
    to program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting;
  • Provide
    support for operational partnerships, including inter‐agency collaboration, to ensure a strong multi‐sectorial response to nutrition in both
    emergency and non‐emergency
  • Support
    interventions and strategies that aim to improve nutrition amongst
    children, adolescents and adults living with HIV in the supported
  • Provide
    coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and
    launch of the call for proposals relating to nutrition interventions and
    their implementation/operational guidance at the district and community
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Postgraduate degree in Agricultural Economics,
    Nutrition or a related field;
  • Bachelors’
    degree in Nutrition or a related field;
  • A
    minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in implementing
    health and community based nutrition interventions;
  • Previous
    experience in a food and nutrition initiative among pastoralist and
    nomadic population will be an added advantage.
  • A
    self-motivated, result-oriented person with impeccable integrity, and the
    ability to work under minimal supervision, with a high sense of duty and
    during long and irregular hours;
  • Excellent
    analytical, participatory and communication skills, both orally and in
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and team-building skills;
  • Fully
    computer literate;
  • Willingness
    to travel widely within the project area;
  • Knowledge
    of the local language(s) will be an added advantage.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
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