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Fresher Nutrition Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Nutrition Officer – Karamoja
Locusts Response Project 

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to:  Project
Coordinator

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

 

Job Summary: The Nutrition Officer – Karamoja Locusts
Response Project will be working closely with the health sector in the district
and the community health workers to conduct food demonstration, growth
monitoring and promotion within the community groups. Oversee establishment and
utilization of basic hygiene practices: especially Hand washing equipment.
Support developing and dissemination of Information and Education Communication
materials on nutrition and hygiene practices. Supervision to community groups
to ensure nutrition and food security interventions are routinely implemented

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Training & capacity building

·        
Provide
trainings/orientation/technical inputs to staff, community structure members on
nutrition and health monitoring and promotion at community level.

·        
Capacity
building of Staff (WV & co-applicant) in nutrition and hygiene knowledge
and skills such as; hand washing, waste disposal, dry rack establishment and
compost pit.

·        
Conduct
nutrition and hygiene training through cooking demonstration as well as
sensitization

·        
Build
the capacity of the community groups to adopt and replicated nutrition and
hygiene practices

·        
Conduct
follow up trainings to pregnant and lactating mothers on balanced diet, food
preparation and handling

·        
Coordinates
with the technical staff coming from across Sectors for planning and
implementations of the nutrition components within the programme.

Implementation of Nutrition component

·        
Lead in
sensitization of beneficiaries on Nutrition and hygiene practices.

·        
Map out
the local staple food and sensitize the community on utilization such
alternatives while upholding the nutritional composition (balanced diet)

·        
Working
closely with the district and community representatives to map out the target
groups and beneficiaries

·        
Working
closely with the health sector in the district and the community health workers
to conduct food demonstration, growth monitoring and promotion within the
community groups

·        
Oversee
establishment and utilization of basic hygiene practices: especially Hand
washing equipment

·        
Work
closely with the Community structure members to ensure adherence to nutrition
and hygiene practices: waste disposal, dry rack, compost pits, hand washing
equipment

·        
Support
in development of key nutrition and hygiene messages for dissemination during
sensitization campaigns

·        
Ensure
appropriate management, referral and linkage to care of the malnourished
identified during growth monitoring and promotion

Accounting and reporting

·        
Ensure
all the planned nutrition activities are executed and reported on

·        
Conduct
monitoring visits to community groups and programme beneficiaries and compile
monitoring reports for onward consolidation

·        
Consolidate,
compile and submit quality reports to Project Coordinator as directed.

·        
Ensure
that all reports are highly accurate, comprehensive, well documented and will
guarantee the credibility of the program.

·        
Ensure
monthly progress report is completed and submitted for onward compilation

Networking & external engagements

·        
Actively
engage the health facility, the beneficiaries and the technical team from the
District Local Government and sub-county to participate on nutrition and
hygiene interventions within the communities

·        
Support
developing and dissemination of Information and Education Communication
materials on nutrition and hygiene practices.

·        
Supervision
to community groups to ensure nutrition and food security interventions are
routinely implemented

·        
Coordination
with Nutrition partner for common messaging and promotion of nutrition
sensitive programming.

·        
Coordination
and networking with nutrition partners in the region to support implementation
of the nutrition interventions

·        
Other
duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant for the World Vision Nutrition Officer – Karamoja Locusts Response
Project job must hold a degree in Nutrition studies

·        
At least
two years’ experience in community nutrition programming & management, and
Nutrition survey and assessments.

·        
NGO back
ground and experience in the Karamoja sub region would be an added advantage

·        
Willing
to work under extreme hardship with limited resources.

·        
Must
possess excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language
and knowledge of the local language is an added advantage

·        
Must
have at least one year experience working in the Karamoja region

·        
Must
have experience in establishment and functionalization of community support
group for health, food and nutrition security

·        
Track
record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

·        
Ability
to work with minimal supervision

·        
Computer
literate

·        
Writing
and reporting skills

·        
Networking
and influencing skills

·        
The
position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 60% of
the time.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 6th November 2020

 

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