Nutrition Project Officer NGO Jobs – Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)

 

Job Title:    Nutrition Project Officer

Organisation: Partners
for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)

Duty Station: Palabek,
Lamwo Uganda

Reports to: Project
Manager

Remuneration: One-year
renewable

 

About US:

Partners for
Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO) founded in 2007 is a
registered NGO in Uganda and currently operational and implements projects in 5
main sectors (Agriculture and Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, WASH and Gender
Based Violence and Emergency interventions) in Northern Uganda- Acholi
sub-region (Amuru, Gulu and Lamwo districts), with the Head office located in
Pece Laaro Division Gulu City.

 

Through one of her
donor BMZ- Johanniter International Assistance PACHEDO, has received funding
for a 36 months’ Nutrition and WASH project to be implemented in Palabek
refugee settlement and surrounding sub-counties in Lamwo district Acholi
sub-region. PACHEDO is therefore seeking to recruit dynamic, highly motivated,
qualified and competent persons to fill the positions indicated below for the
Promotion of Improved Nutrition Project.

Very attractive

 

Job Summary: The
project officer is responsible for the direct implementation of all Nutrition activities
in the entire project area. He/She will work closely with the Nutrition Assistants
to ensure technical standards in PACHEDO health Nutrition programming that will
include support and capacity building of Nutrition Assistant and supervise 04
Nutrition assistants, and will be regularly reporting to the Project
manager/Coordinator.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensuring
timely implementation of the proposed donor activities through Nutrition
Assistants, Positive Deviance (PD) supervisors, Village Health Committees (VHC)
and support from the stakeholders.

·       
Facilitate
training of PD Supervisors and VHC members on PD/Hearth approach.

·       
Ensuring
project/programme activities are implemented according to recognized
international standards with appropriate monitoring and Evaluation plan.

·       
Facilitate
training of Care Group promoters on Positive Deviance/Hearth Approach and Care
Group Model

·       
Ensuring
appropriate Nutrition protocols and data collection tools are available for use
by the Nutrition Assistants.

·       
Oversee
identification and selection of lead mothers

·       
Coordinate
exchange visits between beneficiaries in the refugee settlement and the host
community.

·       
Organize
and conduct radio talk shows that promote IYCF practices

·       
Conduct
nutrition Education sessions at health facilities during ANC visit days

·       
Organize
quarterly dialogue meetings on IYCF at the village level

·       
Organize
dramas and songs with local drama groups to be integrated into the quarterly
community dialogues

·       
Take
part in all Nutrition assessments in both the refuge settlement and host
community

·       
Ensuring
availability and compliance with the Nutrition and health Cluster, Ministry of
Health and international technical guidelines and protocols.

·       
Monitoring
the Health Nutrition and food security situation on the ground and advice the
project Coordinator.

·       
Coordinate
activities with relevant local government offices and partners in Refugee
settlements and sub-county leadership.

·       
Ensure
internal reporting and documentation requirements are on time and accurate by
maintaining comprehensive project documentation, plans and activity reports.

·       
Provide
periodic weekly/monthly and quartile plans and reports to Project Coordinator.

·       
Responsible
for the effective and efficient management of all assets of
theorganizationentrustedstrictlyforonlyofficialworkpurposesinthe project site.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate must hold a University Degree in Nutrition,

·       
At least
2 years or more hands-on experience in community mobilization work, community
development, Nutrition, sanitation, public health related work.

·       
Knowledge
of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition concepts

·       
Experience
in Humanitarian context, implementation with an NGO and conducting Nutrition
surveys and collecting meaningful data is desirable.

·       
Knowledge
in Positive Deviance/Hearth and Care Group Model approaches in managing Acute
Malnutrition are desirable.

·       
Experience
in teaching / training adult learners and training in basic household nutrition
practices will be added advantage.

·       
Experience
in the IYCF practices, principles and operations associated with WASH,
Nutrition and Nutrition sensitive agricultural production.

·       
Team
player with excellent communication, organisation and planning skills and to
communicate in time and work in a team

·       
Ability
to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

·       
Excellent
communications skills both oral and written are desired.

·       
Working
experience in Acholi and lango context and fluency of English and Luo is a MUST

·       
Demonstrated
interpersonal and resource mobilization skills and proactive problem solving
skills.

·       
Ability
to instruct and work with children, families, volunteers and community leaders

·       
Knowledge
and sensitivity to gender equality, ethnic minority issues in confidential
situations.

·       
Good
computer skills with MS office and proven documentation and Excellent/quality
report writing skills.

·       
Ability
to learn new concepts/ideas and willingness to work and live in a rural
community setting

·       
A valid
motor vehicle driving license/permit, including the ability to ride and to
access target communities and care for a motorcycle assigned.

 

NB: PACHEDO
is an equal opportunity employer, Gender sensitive and has policies including
SHEA and a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.

 

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 (max 3
pages)containing contact details including active telephone numbers of three
reference persons of which two must be professional referees, that includes
your supervisor of the most recent/previous employer, and a one-page motivation
letter, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, to the following by
e-mail to recruitment@pachedo.org and hrjohanniter@gmail.com please Indicate clearly
on the application subject line the position applied for.

 

Applications must be
addressed to;

The Human Resources
Director,

PACHEDO P.O Box 692
Gulu. Uganda

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from PACHEDO in
one-month time after the deadline.

 

Deadline: 17th December 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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