IRC - Senior Nutrition Officer – Imvepi Jobs in Uganda

IRC - Senior Nutrition Officer – Imvepi Jobs in Uganda


Scope of Work:

  • Working under the mentorship and supervision of the Deputy Health Manager, The Senior Nutrition Officer will be responsible for the implementation of all nutrition related activities at the IRC run health facilities and communities in the refugee settlement and the surrounding host communities in Imvepi and Rhino Camp Refugee Camp.

  • The Senior Nutrition Officer will be responsible for providing training (nutrition), coaching, mentorship and technical support, including M&E for the nutrition program. Key areas will include, but not limited to the detection and treatment of acute cases of malnutrition; implementation of the prevention package of IMAM, COMPASS, IYCF, Maternal Child Health and Nutrition; supporting outreach activities that include surveillance and patient follow up; and preparing and submission of donor reports as the need arises

    Responsibilities

    Programming

  • Provide overall technical leadership and direction to nutrition activities being implemented in line with the UNHCR,ECHO technical narrative, work plans and targets.

  • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC/OTP/SFP.

  • Give and advise on the drug regimen for children in the SC, OTP and SFP programs.

  • Participate in daily ward rounds in the SC ward with the medical team.

  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedure are accurately carried out and documented in the patients’ cards

  • Mentor the Nutrition Assistant staff and Auxiliary Nurses to handle patients with acute malnutrition as per protocol.

  • Train and mentor IRC nutrition staff and other key partners in GMP, IYCF and IMAM; especially the OTP and SC staff.

  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.

  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.

  • Monthly submission of CMAM report to the Nutrition manager.

  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital SC and Comprehensive care Clinic (CCC) and other entry points in the health programme in liaison with relevant IRC sectors.

  • Plan and conduct continuous monitoring
    of the OTP, SFP and SC patient.

  • Participate in program planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with key cooperating partners

  • Uphold IRC code of conduct at respective work area.

    Supervision and Leadership

  • Directly supervise 2 Nutrition Officers and oversea the 5 nutrition Assistants in Imvepi and Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements.

  • Supervise and work in strict collaboration with the nutrition team in the screening activities of severely malnourished children.

  • Identify training gaps for the incentive staff and beneficiaries within nutrition program and communicate the same to the program manager.

    Networking and Coordination

  • Ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different partners involved in food/nutrition activities.

  • Develop and coordinate the adherence and reporting of nutrition education sessions as per developed annual plan.

  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of essential nutrition therapeutic feeds such as F100, F75, RUTF.RUSF, CSB++and Resomal to avoid stock outs.

  • Create appropriate linkages and referral for nutrition activities.

  • Work closely with other health programs in spirit of integration for maximum output.

  • Attend all program implementation meetings.

    Qualifications

  • Addition nutrition training in CMAM/IMAM/COMPASS and MIYCN is an added advantage.

  • Strong communication skills, oral, written and presentation.

  • Previous experience working in insecure contexts.

  • Very flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

  • Strong background in humanitarian projects.

  • Validated strength in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, E- mail, out look

  • Should be an outstanding teammate and culturally sensitive.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC - Senior Nutrition Officer – Imvepi Jobs in Uganda




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