IRC Health Assistant Jobs in Uganda

IRC Health Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Scope of Work:

  • The Nutrition Assistant 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.


  • 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 programs.

  • 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


  • Provide regular feedback on nutrition activities of the facility.

  • Assist in preparation of donor reports;

  • Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.



  • Must have a Diploma in Human nutrition and dietetics.


  • At least 1 year of work experience, with field experience in a health and nutrition project implementation.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Concern for quality and standards

  • Communication

  • Ethics and integrity

  • Self-control and stress management

  • Time management

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Health Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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