FHI 360 Senior Technical Advisor -Nutrition Jobs in Uganda

FHI 360 Senior Technical Advisor -Nutrition Jobs in Uganda


Description:

  • FHI 360 is seeking to recruit for a Senior Technical Advisor-Nutrition under the USAID MCHN Activity. The purpose of the position is to provide ongoing strategic level technical and coordination support to Uganda’s nutrition programming at national (Ministry of Health and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Multisectoral Nutrition platform) and subnational levels (through regional implementing partners and regional referral hospitals).

  • The Advisor will also lead implementation of MCHN’S nutrition interventions at service delivery level in Kampala City. The position holder will be supervised by and report to the Activity’s Technical Director for Nutrition.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), UNAP Secretariat:

  • Provide ongoing strategic level assistance to the OPM’s UNAP secretariat (Department of Strategic Coordination and Implementation) to advance implementation of UNAPII at central and local government levels. This will include working with the Secretariat, related Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and nutrition technical working groups and committees to roll out agreed upon priorities, work plans and activities

  • Assist with deepening of institutionalization of use of multisectoral nutrition programming data to drive implementation of UNAP II priorities across MDAs and at district level

    Ministry of Health (MOH), Nutrition Division

  • Provide technical support to the Division and its Nutrition Technical Working Group (TWG) and related platforms to advance a shared vision of purpose, responsibilities and core functions, relationships, and approaches a to harness actions and resources within and across the sector, MDAs and non-state actors for effective implementation of strategies

  • Support MOH to identify and engage high level officials to champion nutrition coordination platforms and drive engagement with other coordination platforms within and

  • Provide technical Assistance in national and subnational level roll out (review/updating, dissemination, and use/tracking utilization) of priority nutrition policies guidelines, training packages and tools, including Maternal Infant Young Child and Adolescent Nutrition (MIYCAN), Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative (BFHI), Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS). Nutrition Quality Service Assessment (NSQA) tool.

    Implementation of nutrition interventions in Kampala

  • Provide strategic level leadership for implementation of UNAP II priorities in Kampala

  • Support Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to cascade nutrition policies, guidelines, tools, proven high-impact practices to and through sub-national structures to service delivery level at facility and community levels

  • Lead and coordinate with public and private actors in Kampala to deepen integration of nutrition interventions at healthcare facility (public and private) and community levels (as per national guidelines) through data-driven site-level capacity building interventions, including use of the quality improvement approach.

  • Closely work with the Activity team and other actors in the nutrition programming space in Kampala to advance a structured approach to improving nutrition health management information systems at healthcare facilities in Kampala, including the quality of records and data and reporting for nutrition indicators

    Cross-cutting:

  • Actively identify, generate, and participate in operational research/implementation science related to nutrition

  • Make technical presentations, lead development of technical briefs, technical reference materials, and reports, based on evidence, as necessary

  • Contribute to the USAID MCHN Activity Collaborating, Learning and Adapting and knowledge management agenda, specifically on MIYCAN and UNAP II

  • Represent USAID MCHN leadership at national and subnational high-level engagements as may be requested

  • Closely work with the rest of Activity team to generate and manage learning ideas, knowledge products, and a dynamic agenda for nutrition communities of practice

  • Participate in USAID MCHN Activity work planning and strategy development, monthly reporting, quarterly and annual reporting

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ensures appropriate and timely technical support for field projects.

  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

  • Conducts routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.

  • Strong knowledge and skills in a specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.

  • Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures,
    work, and task flow.

  • Has the ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

  • Ability to manage their own work to job and performance standards.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English fluent in host country language.

    Competencies:

    There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives /goals /measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resources efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.

  • People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/ decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.

  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.

  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for the development of these three fundamental competencies.

    Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of technical area to solve a range of problems.

  • Demonstrates the ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.

  • Faulty decisions/ recommendations /failures to complete assignments will normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, resources, and funds.

  • Decisions and actions impact primarily workflow, project processes and timeframes.

  • Problems encountered are varied, requiring review of practices and precedents to resolve.

  • Problem solving involves evaluating and resolving discrepancies with data, analyses, processes, etc. within prescribed guidelines.

  • Policies or guidelines exist for most problems; others must be referred to by a supervisor or more senior professional.

    Supervision Given/Received:

  • May supervise junior staff members.

  • Coordinates own workflow and sets individual priorities.

  • Works under general guidelines for completion and accuracy as determined by the supervisor.

  • Accomplishes results through lower-level staff managers or through experienced staff who exercise independence in their assignments.

  • May manage a centralized functional area of activity.

  • Serves as mentor to more inexperienced technical staff.

  • Typically reports to a Director.

    Required Experience & Qualifications

    Education:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following or related fields: Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Public Health is required.

  • A minimum of 8 years of related work experience in the same field, preferably in Uganda.

  • Experience in technical and programming in Multisectoral Nutrition, Health Systems Strengthening and Integrated MIYCAN approaches, with additional expertise in community health and nutrition activities, including IMCI/ICCM, essential nutrition

    Working experience

  • Documented experience providing technical assistance, capacity building and business development in the specific technical domain.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Senior Technical Advisor -Nutrition Jobs in Uganda


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