Nutrition Assistant NGO Job Careers – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

 

Job Title:    Nutrition Assistant

Organisation: Food
for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:
Project Coordinator

 

About US:

Food for the Hungry
(FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization
currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support
offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and
Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani,
Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat implementing programs
in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition
and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala. FH’s
primary goal is to end all forms of poverty worldwide.

 

Job Summary: The
Nutrition Assistant will support the management of nutrition related health
activities and cases through supporting patients, advising mothers on nutrition
and working with the Nutritionist to ensure improved awareness and proper
management of malnutrition cases.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
admission and discharge of malnutrition cases following properly laid down
standards

·       
Actively
participate in the community outreach activities for sensitization, nutritional
awareness, screening and enrolment into various programs of children < 5
years, pregnant and lactating mothers.

·       
Prepare
and support the feeding of malnutrition patients under observation in the
paediatric wards.

·       
Responsible
for case management of malnourished patients and ensure that all routine
medication is administered appropriately

·       
Build
capacity and advise in-patients/parents/guardians on proper care and nutrition
at home.

·       
Build
the Capacity of VHTs and CNVs in Nutritional screening, case detection and
referral.

·       
Weigh
and take height of children under the age of five to monitor and ensure early
detection of malnutrition cases

·       
Ensure
all malnourished children have child health cards and that their immunization
is up to date.

·       
Conduct
cooking demonstrations for preparing balanced, hygienic and nutritionally rich
foods for children below 5 years.

·       
Prepare
and submit malnutrition reports from both in- patient and out- patient
departments.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Diploma
Nutrition/Food Science Technology degree; Public Health or Human Nutrition.

·       
Experience
in Nutritional Assessments and working in a humanitarian context.

·       
Minimum
of three years of experience required.

·       
Must
have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

·       
Must
have motorcycle riding skills with a valid and clean permit and be willing to
access communities by motorcycle

 

Note: Employment
with FH offers an attractive package which include a good salary commensurate
to one’s role, hardship allowance depending on location, a good medical
insurance package for the staff and dependents, Provident fund, GPA and
provision for other statutory requirements. FHU is an equal opportunity
employer.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position
applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not
more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone
numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of
three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry
Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org. Please note that only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case
you do not hear from FH by 25th March, 2021.

 

Deadline: Monday 8th March, 2021 by 4:30pm

 

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