3 Fresher Health and Nutrition Project Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Caritas Switzerland

Organization: Caritas
Reports to: Technical
Advisor(TA)/Programme Manager(PM)
Switzerland has been engaged in Uganda since 1994. Its program targets
vulnerable groups, namely youth (adolescent mothers, vulnerable girls, and young
prisoners), women and extremely poor community members, with a regional focus
particularly but not exclusively on the greater north of Uganda.
About the project:
Switzerland and its partners AFARD, Advance Afrika, and GWED-G are about to
the Action for Livelihood Enhancement in Northern Uganda (ALENU) in the districts
of Zombo, Nebbi, Pakwach, Amuru, Omoro and Agago. The project is part of the
Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda
programme supported by the European Union (EU) under the 11th EDF. The purpose
of ALENU is,” To consolidate stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty
and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for sustainable and
inclusive socio-economic development” and its specific objective is,  “To increase food security, improve maternal
and child nutrition, and enhance household incomes through support to
diversified food production and commercial agriculture and through improving
household resilience (notably to climate change) and women empowerment.”
Job Summary:  Purpose Developing and promoting
community-based nutrition initiatives including micro nutrient supplementation
& deworming, promotion of maternal and young child feeding practices, hygiene,
sanitation, and childcare
 In addition to increasing the use of effective
family planning methods with the aim of decreasing the number of teenage
pregnancies and increasing child spacing which address both nutrition and
population growth issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support the development of project training/facilitation guides and reproduce IEC materials.
·       Train VHTs and sub-county Health Workers on good nutrition practices,
child health, family

planning and WASH
·       Coordinate and supervise planned VHT activities under the ALENU
·       Empower cultural and religious leaders to conduct community
·       Sensitize targeted project beneficiaries at the household and
community level on good nutrition
practices, with a special focus on the most
vulnerable groups (children 0-59 months, PLW, and adolescents).
·       Conduct nutrition training through cooking demonstration as well as
sensitization in the community, health facilities and in schools
·       Organize household hygiene and sanitation campaigns
·       Support nutrition governance activities
·       Train VHTs on family planning and provision of community-based
family planning services
·       Conduct follow up trainings to pregnant and lactating mothers on
balanced diet, food preparation and
·       Build capacity of ALENU staff in management of nutrition, family
planning and WASH activities
·       Provide
trainings/orientation/technical inputs to staff, community structure members,
school management committee, school clubs on nutrition and hygiene practices
·       Conduct annual couple’s conference on family planning and GBV
·       Conduct community dialogues on family planning and GBV
·       Conduct community dialogues for out-of-school adolescents on sexuality
and family planning
·       Advocate for adequate supplies of family planning commodities in the
community and project catchment
health facilities
·       Promote adolescent
friendly services at schools, and health centres
·       Facilitate debating clubs and youth peer groups in public and private
secondary schools
·       Collaborate with faith-based medical bureaus for the promotion of natural
family planning methods.
·       Work with
district, sub-county, health facilities and other health-implementing partners
in planning and implementing the nutrition and health component of the project
·       Conduct monitoring visits to targeted Farmer Groups (FG), households
and schools
·       Producemonthly,quarterly and annual progress report(s)
·       Coordinate with nutrition partners for common messaging and promotion
of nutrition sensitive
·       Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Holder of
degree in BSc Human Nutrition& Dietetics and Pubic Health
·        At least two years’ work
experience in nutrition, family planning and health programing and
management, and
nutrition survey and assessments
·       Fluency in English and a relevant local (Alur, Jonam and Acholi) language
·       Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
·       Demonstrable ability at report writing
·       Basic computer skill i.e. MS Office
·       Excellent communication skills
·       Experience in adult learning education
·       Experience
working on complex and high level donor projects
·       Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
·       A valid motorcycle-riding permit is a must
·       Female applicants are encouraged to apply
How to apply:
interested and qualified candidates please send your CV and cover letter with 3
work-related referees ONLY by e-mail to jobs@gwed-g.org.Please mark your
application with your preferred location/Cluster.
we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
Deadline: 31st
January 2020 by 5:00pm
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