Nutrition Specialist USAID Project Career Jobs – FHI 360

Job Title:   Nutrition Specialist
Organisation: FHI 360
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization
dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally
driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition,
environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and
technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s
interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and
all U.S. states and territories.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 seeks to implement an anticipated USAID Uganda Feed
the Future program that aims to increase incomes and improve livelihoods of
households through agriculture-led economic growth. Activities will increase
the institutional capacity of government institutions, the private sector, and
civil society organizations, and will create incentives for agribusiness to
invest in market systems and be more responsive to changes.
Job Summary: The Nutrition Specialist will oversee
and provide technical leadership to promote the uptake of high impact practices
to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. These practices include
improved nutrition practices address malnutrition and stunting, increased
uptake of family planning, management of postpartum hemorrhage and
hypertension, among others. The Nutrition Advisor will play the lead role in
guiding the implementation of technically sound and innovative approaches, in
close collaboration with Government of Uganda stakeholders, to increase optimal
nutrition and related maternal and child health, improve the quality of
nutrition services, build nutrition capacities of frontline health staff,
strengthen nutrition competencies in maternal child health and health teaching
institutions, and strategically incorporate nutrition objective into
multi-sector policies.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the
    USAID Project Nutrition Specialist job must hold a Masters (MSc) in
    Nutrition or related field, with an emphasis on community nutrition,
    public health nutrition, SBCC, or other relevant sub-specialty.
  • At least five years’
    experience designing and implementing multi-sector nutrition programs.
  • Demonstrated significant
    expertise providing technical assistance to project/host country
    government staff working on nutrition and SBCC activities.
  • Proven ability to work
    effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and
    priorities in the fields of nutrition
  • Prior experience in the
    Ugandan nutrition sector desirable, including experience at the community,
    district, sub-national and national levels.
  • Prior field experience in
    the prevention of malnutrition and under-nutrition and a strong
    understanding of nutrition and related policies, strategies and programs.
  • Excellent inter-personal,
    communication and facilitation skills
  • Written and oral
    proficiency in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their updated CVs and cover letters and the job you are interested in, stated
in the subject line of your email to Ugandafeed@fhi360.org
Deadline: Friday 22nd
June 2018
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