13 Community Nutrition Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Action Against Hunger

Organisation: Action
Against Hunger
Duty Station: Uganda
Starting gross
UGX 1,785,000
About US:
Action Against
Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against
the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children.
We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We
enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 6,500 staff in
over 45 countries, our programs reached 14.9 million people in 2015.
About the Programme
Action Against
Hunger began its work in Uganda since 1980 in response to famine conditions in
the Karamoja Region where we saved the lives of undernourished children while
building the capacities of the community. We have been continuously operating
in Uganda for the last 22 years delivering interventions in nutrition, WASH and
Food Security and Livelihoods. For the last three years and with the same aim
of saving lives and empowering the community, we have been working in the Northern
part of Uganda to save lives of refugees and host communities while providing
long term solutions to hunger. We are currently operating in and around
Bidibidi, Kyangwali, Adjumani and Kyriandongo refugee settlements. Some of the
major donors we have
worked with include but not omitted to, ECHO, DFID, SIDA, WFP, UNCICEF, EUTF
and French Embassy.
Job Summary: The Community Nutrition Officer will support
implementation of community lead nutrition activities under World Food
You’ll contribute to
ending world hunger by…
implementation of the Nutrition activities, supervision and management of the
staff under their supervision line with donor requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Support
  • Strengthen the linkages between
    community based health structures for early case identification,
    referral and management of Moderate
    Acute Malnutrition.
  • Liaise with the Health Assistants to
    ensure that VHTs are selected in all project locations in with
    the recommended MOH guidelines
  • Liaise with the district local
    government and other partners to organize and conduct VHT monthly and
    quarterly meetings
  • Implement the mother care groups
    approach in the areas of operation by supporting the community
    Based Facilitators in the
    identification of care groups, selection of house hold support groups and behavior
    change promotion among the communities.
  • Organize a capacity development action
    plan for VHTs
  • Monitor VHT knowledge gap and build
    their capacities
    the needs identified
  • Facilitate beneficiary identification
    of children 24-59 months in the targeted settlements
  • Supervise operations of VHTs during
    distribution, and carry out on job support on IYCF
  • Provide relevant information in the
    opment and dissemination
    of relevant IEC materials on nutrition activities such as IYCF, ENA
  • Develop concept notes for the drama
    groups and community dialogues for community sensitization
  • Provide care groups with the necessary
    working tools that they n
    for the implementation of activities such as meetings, modular trainings
    and conducting food demonstrations.
  • Participate in the periodic Weight for
    Height nutrition screening to assess for GAM level in the
  • Prepare project progress reports, success stories and lessons learned
    during project implementation.
  • Liaise with the district VHT
    coordinator to ensure active engagement of VHTs in the catchment area
  • Actively participate in events
    organized in both the refugee and host community sett
    ing and with other sections of Action
    Against Hunger and all other stakeholders in the response Gender Equality
  • Foster an environment that supports
    values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and
    promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men,
    children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation,
    disability, religion, race, color,
    ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.
Fiscal Responsibility
  • Work closely with the program Manager
    in updating the project BFU in relation to the activity
    implementation plan on regular basis,
    ensuring that relevant documentation on agricultural activities is filed
    and archived.
Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this
    job, the employee is required to have field travels up to 60%
    interfacing with beneficiaries and
    partly the district agricultural officer/extension staff. 40% of the time
    will be spent sitting for long hours to concentrate on office work,
    including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within
    short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a
    moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread
    own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an
    infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are
    representative of
    those that
    must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions
    of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
    with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working Conditions, Travel and Environment
The duties of the
job require regular job attendance five days per week. Must be available to
work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
Must be able to
travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes.
Whileperforming the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed
to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living
conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor
    degree in Nutrition or related field from a recognized institute
  • At least 3 years’ experience in
    implementing a project on Community Based Supplementary Programs and
    Maternal Child Health Program.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in
    implementation of Community Nutrition and health programs
  • Effective communication skills (written
    and oral) in English
  • Knowledge of word processor, spreadsheet and software use like ENA,
    SPSS plus other programs advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience and/or personal
    commitment to promoting gender equality within the work
  • 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
Our Core values
In this position,
you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values
Respect- we work
with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to
treat us.
we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work.
conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency
is imperative.
encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for
meaningful and
exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations
we serve.
we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our
stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities
where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about
What we offer
Action Against
Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and
benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –
  • Health Insurance for you and your
  • Resettlement allowance (One off
  • Hardship allowance (Context Based )
  • Starting gross salary UGX 1,785,000
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • 13th month pay
  • Group Personal Accident
  • Training opportunities
How to Apply:
applicants should send their CV and cover letter to the following email
Adjuman: hrofficer-adj@ug-actionagainsthunger.org
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Deadline: 6th December 2019.
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