10 Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Assistant Job Opportunities – Food for the Hungry (FH)

Organization: Food for the Hungry (FH)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports To:     Nutrition Officer
About US:
Food
for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development
organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently
operating programs in 26 countries including Canada, Switzerland, Sweden,
United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to respond to human
suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. In Uganda, FH is
operational in the communities ofAdjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale,
Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of
Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk
Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.
Job Summary: The IYCF Assistant will
support the Nutrition Officer in conducting rapid/detailed assessment of infant
and young child feeding practices in mothers/care givers at mobile clinics.
He/she
will support the Nutrition Officer in providing personalized IYCF counseling
sessions to pregnant women for the preparation of breastfeeding and colostrum
feeding and all mothers with children under 24 months.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Directly implement the activities defined in the program in close
collaboration with the Nutrition officer
·      
Facilitate community mobilization, sensitization meetings and trainings
during community led IYCF activities.
·      
Support the formation of Mother to Mother Support groups in the
implementing communities.
·      
Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation
of Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities with support from the nutrition
officer.
·      
Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about IYCF
with support from MOH, community leaders and other key stakeholders at cluster
level.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal candidate must at least hold a Diploma in Health, Nutrition,
Nursing or related field.
·      
Have related working experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure
contexts) preferably
·      
Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and
stay at the field
·      
Have the ability to work in an environment where there are physical
discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with
noise, dust or dirt
·      
Be professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible
and, culturally sensitive.
·      
Must have motorcycle riding skills with a valid and clean permit and be
willing to access communities by motorcycle
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic
copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact
telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact
details of three referees, addressed to:
The
Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda
Email to:  recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org
Deadline:   10th December 2019
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