International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistant Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Requisition ID: req3922
Job Title:
  • Nutrition Assistant
    Sector:
  • Health
    Employment Category:
  • Regular
    Location:
  • Kitgum, Uganda
    Job Description

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters.

    Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

    The IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and development, Health, Economic recovery and Development and women protection and empowerment as well as contributing to the response to the Southern Sudanese Refugee situation.

    IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Kitgum, Karamoja, and West Nile and south western.

    Job Overview/Summary

    Working under the guidance of the Nutrition Officer; The Nutrition assistant will be responsible for the day to day implementation of Integrated nutrition interventions .i.e. IMAM done by running Selective feeding program (SFP), Outpatient therapeutic care (OTC), blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP), emergency screening, nutrition surveillance and assessment including Mass Screening, Promotion of Maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN through the Community Health Volunteers. He/she will be responsible for day to day data compilation

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Implementation of the emergency nutrition response in the selected location while ensuring adherence to the stipulated protocol
  • Implementation of outpatient therapeutic program of severely acute malnourished children under-fives.
  • Implementation of supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives ,pregnant and Lactating women
  • Implement comprehensive Maternal Infant and young Child nutrition and Baby friendly community initiatives(BFCI) approaches
  • Support capacity building and OJT for Nutrition refugee staff and VHTs through identification of
    capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings
  • Support the systematic delivery of health and nutrition education messages to the community and facility level.
  • Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipment movements such as deliveries, storage, transport and utilization at the site level
  • Offer nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical complications including comprehensive care clinic clients
  • Conduct Mass screening for children under-fives regularly in collaboration with community health volunteers.
  • Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition program weekly, biweekly and monthly report of all activities implemented.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications
  • Diploma in Food Nutrition and dietetics from recognized institution.
  • At least two (2) years’ working experience preferably with an NGO in a cross cultural setting
  • Previous team experience and knowledge of team dynamics desirable

    Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously, prioritize work and ensure tasks are completed by deadline
  • Good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills, able to work under pressure and manage personal stress
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus fluency in spoken and written English

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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