Fresher Project Officer Nutrition Job Opportunities – Save the Children

Job Title:     Project Officer Nutrition
Organization: Save
the Children
Duty Station:
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent
organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the
world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children
envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale
Job Summary:  The Nutrition Project Officer will be
responsible for implementation of the day to day activities of the nutrition
component of a Nutrition and Livelihood project in assigned sub counties within
Kasese district
The project aims to improve child and maternal nutrition in
Kasese district through improvement of IYCF practices at household level and
delivery of nutrition services in the target areas. Role involves working
through existing structures to deliver information, education and services at
various levels; good relationship management skills and the ability to work
closely with local partners and community members; requires attention to
detail, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition or
Bachelor degree in Community Health
Motorcycle Riding skills are a must.
Minimum of two years work experience in
Nutrition programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
Sound written and oral presentation skills.
Computer literacy skills are a must. Sound
skills in use of Microsoft office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Knowledge and experience in application of
behaviour change programming and use of participatory tools and methodologies.
Proven skills in community development
(including community participation).
Experience of working with local partners and
District Local Government in Child Rights Governance is an added advantage.
Ability to speak the local language is of added
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
A high level of initiative and creativity
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply
online at the link below.
NB: Please apply
using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also
include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
Deadline: midday,
Friday 28th February 2020
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