Nutrition and Communication Specialist Non-profit Careers – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

 

Job Title:    Nutrition and Communication
Specialist

Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

The International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization
governed by an international board of directors with representation from
developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing
and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries
through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound
crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff
for the Promotion of Nutrition-Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa
(PNSP-UGANDA) project funded by the German Cooperation through GIZ. PNSP is a
five year intervention that will realize productivity and associated income
increases of smallholder potato farmers in Eastern Uganda and simultaneously
improve nutrition through dietary diversification.

 

Job Summary:  Based in Mbale, the Nutrition and
Communication Specialist will take overall responsibility for implementation of
activities in the nutrition sector with a focus on early childhood nutrition,
promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity.
In addition the specialist will be responsible for development of project
communication materials and campaigns.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Leader
of the nutrition component of the project

·       
Update
nutrition strategy for the project

·       
Design
and adapt nutrition training materials for different audiences including farmer
business schools, households and for community dialogue sessions.

·       
Ensure
integration of nutrition approaches with agricultural training program.

·       
Link
with existing nutrition structures at sub county and district level to ensure
coordination and maximum outreach of activities.

·       
Create
synergies with other nutrition programs/project to ensure maximum impact of
activities

·       
Responsibility
for communications tasks

·       
Monitor
the day to day running of the project’s nutrition activities

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate must hold a University degree in nutrition, food science or related
fields

·       
At least
five years of professional experience in implementing projects in the nutrition
sector with a focus on: early childhood nutrition, promotion and inclusion of
enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity

·       
Basic
knowledge on M&E and communication is required

·       
Work
experience in Eastern Uganda is desirable

·       
Proficient
knowledge in English is required (at least C1- level according to the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages)

·       
Knowledge
of local languages (e.g. Masaaba/Lugisu) is an advantage

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 11th January, 2021

 

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