International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistants Jobs in Uganda
International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistants Jobs in UgandaJob Overview/Summary The Nutrition Assistant will be based in Yumbe and shall be responsible for providing health education talks, screening to children, women and their partners in the health facility and in the community on nutrition related issues.
S/he will provide anthropometric assessment, recording, referral and linking clients to respective service points and shall maintain environment friendly working space hence adhering to infection control and prevention practices.
S/he will provide nutrition services including but not limited to counseling, linkage and preparing treatment for the clients.
Guidance on food values given.
Patients with nutritional problems advised.
Community outreach services for provision of adequate nutrition carried out.
Accountability for financial and other resources carried out.
Staff performance appraisal done.
Periodic reports submitted.
Participate in screening at the triage of children under the age of five to monitor and ensure early detection of malnutrition cases
Providing guidance on the purchasing of food and planning hospital meals.
Designing special diets for therapeutic purposes.
Participating in community outreach services for adequate nutrition.
Participating in research activities.
Will be supporting the admissions of severe malnutrition cases following properly laid down standards.
Prepare and feeding of severely malnourished patients under observation in the inpatient wards.
Will be responsible for case management of malnutrition patients on follow-ups and those on ward and ensure that all routine medications are administered appropriately.
To counsel and advise in-patients/follow-ups/parents/guardians on proper care and nutrition at home.
To carry out home visits as a follow up on discharged patients to ensure adherence of the clients on the nutrition programmes.
Support the EPI department through carrying out routine growth monitoring activities and ensuring that all malnourished children have child health cards
Ensure that all the stored food supplements are safe and free from contamination and theft and the store is clean all the time.
Ensure the kitchen for preparation of therapeutic milk for severely malnourished children and the surrounding environment is clean, hygienic and well maintained.
Prepare and submit the nutrition reports for both the in patients and out patients as guided by the nutrition officer.
Imparting knowledge and skills to staff.
Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline for receiving applications is Monday July 13th,2020
Diploma in Human Nutrition and dietetics
Should be registered with the related Institution
2 years working experience in Nutrition
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Nutrition Assistants Jobs in Uganda
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