3 Nutrition Nurse Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Reports To: Nutrition Officer
International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian
crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at
the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and
life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At
work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity
and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads
the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998
supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country
notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and
the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health,
peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and
children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in
Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict
outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee
settlement to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district.
Job Summary: Under the supervision
and guidance of the Nutrition Officer, the Nutrition Nurse will be responsible
for direct delivery of high quality and efficient nursing services to clients
at the attached health facility and in the community ensuring that high standards
are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies, treatment and
administration of medicines. S/he will be expected to work within the health
facility and also offer services in the community in the catchment area. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Provide nursing care to
all patients with severe acute malnutrition within the stabilization unit at
the health facility.
·       Actively participate in
the provision of therapeutic feeds to the admitted patients in the
stabilization unit
·       Dispense drugs and other
medical items to clients where necessary
·       Provide information to
clients to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health
·       Participate in client
referral and transfer process as need arises
·       Train community health
workers and village health teams in providing of basic health services, health
promotion and client follow-up and referrals.
·       Participate in the
drawing and implementation of work plans/ duty rosters for the nutrition
·       Promote the vision,
mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations &
guidelines of the Organization.
·       Ensure health, safety,
and security in your area of operation
·       Undertake any other
duties that may be reasonably expected from your supervisors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
have a certificate of enrollment of nursing from a recognized institution.
·       Must be registered and
licensed with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
·       At least 2 years of work
experience in a nutrition department/unit handling cases of acute malnutrition.
·       Planning and organizing
·       Concern for quality and
·       Communication
·       Ethics and integrity
·       Self-control and stress
·       Time management
How to Apply:
send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF
attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to: UA
IRCJobs@rescue.org or hands
deliver to Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission
road, Palabek Kal.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be
automatically disqualified.
all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits,
qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal
opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 27th
January 2020
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