2 Nutrition Officer Non-profit Jobs – Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII)

Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII)
Project Name:
The Livestock for Livelihoods Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
Africa Innovations
Institute (AfrII) is an indigenous, not-for-profit non-governmental center of
excellence, established in 2005 with the aim of undertaking research and
innovations development on agriculture and food systems to ensure sustainable
increase in farmers’ income, food and nutrition security and environmental
sustainability in Eastern and Central Africa. AfrII envisions small holder
farmers enjoying increased incomes and assured of food and nutrition security
and the organization’s mission is to undertake agricultural research and
innovations that transform the lives and incomes of small holder farmers while
ensuring food and nutrition security and environmental sustainability.
About Project:
Africa Innovations
Institute and Farm Africa are implementing a four year project by working with
local civil society, SMEs, cooperatives and farmer organizations to develop
market systems that support livestock services and enterprises for 21,000
women, contributing to women’s economic empowerment, reduced poverty and
improved nutrition of women and children. The project will address market
failures in animal health and breeding services to improve livestock
productivity, build capacity and assets of herders, establish trade and
enterprise opportunities and improve household nutrition practices through
behavioral change. It will demonstrate how nutrition interventions can build on
women’s economic empowerment to contribute to both increased income and
improved household nutrition
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that the nutrition activities of the project are implemented
    according to the project manual
  • Work closely with district officials and liaising with local
    government and Non-Governmental Organization partners on issues critical
    to the project
  • Prepare and manage work plans to ensure that all project activities
    are well executed
  • Conduct regular support supervisory visits to communities to ensure
    quality of project activities and support identification and documentation
    of quality success stories
  • Participate in project monitoring activities to provide an overview
    of the situation on the ground in order to estimate the immediate needs of
    the population within the area of operations and select the most
    appropriate intervention strategy;
  • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using
    donor formats; including weekly updates and monthly reports
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other Farm Africa
    staff for the smooth running of the project
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the project coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Nutrition Officer job placement must
    hold a University degree in Human Nutrition, Public Health nutrition or
    any other closely related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Added advantage: Masters ‘degree in Public Health, Nutrition,
    Agricultural sciences or any other closely related discipline or
    additional credentials or certificates in specific sector-related topics
    such as community Nutrition
  • At least three years of experience working in Nutrition
    program/project implementation preferably in a senior position in
    Non-Government Organization.
  • Excellent project management skills and good understanding of the
    project life cycle
  • Excellent understanding of best practice Nutrition approaches in
    community development
  • Experience with development project management tools such as log
    frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.
  • Excellent skills in training, mentoring and supporting communities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including
    report-writing and formal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work
    with a wide range of people from different background
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Karimojong is an advantage.
How to Apply:
Hand deliver 1 page
cover letter, an updated CV (maximum 4 pages), photocopies of relevant academic
credentials, names and contacts for three professional referees to include your
current employer/ supervisor. Applicants must register their applications upon
delivery to;
Head of Human
Africa Innovations
Plot 1544, Koire
Close off Old Kira Road, Bukoto,
P.O.Box 34981
Tel: 0414530288
Deadline: 30th July 2018
AfrII is an equal opportunities employer, so these positions are open to all
who have the legal right to work in Uganda without employer sponsorship. Female
applicants are encouraged to apply.
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