Save The Children Uganda Nutrition specialist Jobs

Save The Children Uganda Nutrition specialist Jobs


  • This position will oversee the implementation of the nutrition components of the project within selected sub-counties. The Nutrition specialist will work in close collaboration with local government as well as project technical and administrative staff to ensure that technical approaches for scaling up nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions build on existing capacity to ensure sustainability of services. The nutrition specialist will direct all nutrition and quality improvement technical assistance to project staff, community-based trainers and facilitators, care groups and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Reporting to the Program Manager, the Nutrition Specialist will provide subject matter expertise on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming interventions in line with the project design and SC strategy. The jobholder will provide technical support and capacity building for staff and partners in the project area and other SC Country office areas of operation. Role involves working with existing government structures, districts and partners; analysis, interpretation, and communication of information to multiple audiences; capacity building; resource mobilization; working with others and building networks; taking initiative, working independently and proactively and working to high pressure and tight deadlines while at the same time working as an effective team member.

    Experience and Skills

    Essential:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from a recognized University, Msc. in Public Health Nutrition is an added advantage.

  • TOT qualifications in IYCF/IYCF-E, IMAM, CMAM, Nutrition care groups,
    nutrition-sensitive programming and training in Nutrition in Emergencies would be an added advantage.

  • Experience in implementing nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions within integrated programs of large NGOs of not less than three years.

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save The Children Uganda Nutrition specialist Jobs


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