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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Community Nutrition Specialist Job at Iowa State University-Uganda (ISU-Uganda) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Community Nutrition Specialist

Jobs at:
Iowa State University-Uganda (ISU-Uganda)

Deadline of this Job:
7th July 2017

Duty Station:
Kamuli, Uganda

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Job details:
Iowa State University-Uganda Program (ISU-UP) is a foreign NGO based in Kamuli District. ISU-UP is rooted in the land grant mission of Iowa State University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL). The ISU-UP envisions higher quality of life of the rural Ugandans in which rural people have access to sufficient food, sustainable income, good health and wellbeing. Every program is envisioned with an eye towards the future vitality of rural Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage the Nutrition Education Centers (NECs) committed to the first 1000 days of a child’s life.
• Establish and manage a supplementary School Lunch Program at rural primary schools in Kamuli District in coordination with school and local education officials.
• Formulate appropriate monitoring and evaluation frameworks and key indicators for nutrition education programs that support qualitative and quantitative performance tracking and reporting.
• Take a leading role in developing and adapting innovations in nutrition and health, which might include appropriate technology, approaches to manage moderate to severe malnutrition, WASH related technologies and enhancement of household food and nutrition security and incomes
• Participate in program meetings and other staff development activities
• Participate in grant writing when needed
• Develop annual budgets in collaboration with CSRL Associate Director for Nutrition Education. Follow all established procedures in regards to cash advances and accountability for all purchases.
• Prepare annual, monthly and weekly workplans and reports. Develop annual program goals and objectives and set targets.
• Supervise Iowa State University (ISU) and Makerere University interns and volunteers attached to the Nutrition Education program. This includes participation in the selection process as well as in defining the interns/volunteers roles and responsibilities.
• Perform any other duties as requested by the ISU-UP National Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Community Nutrition Specialist job placement must hold a Master’s degree in: Nutrition, community Nutrition, applied human nutrition or dietetics or a bachelor’s degree in these field with at least eight years of implementing community nutrition programs in the field
• At least two years of field experience in community nutrition service delivery
• The individual should have interest, expertise, and practical experience in community nutrition
• Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer skills.
Compensation: A competitive package of salary and health benefits will be offered to the successful applicant. Salary will be based on the salary history of the successful candidate.
Job application procedure
If you are interested in joining ISU-UP should email their application letters with updated resume/CV (maximum 3 pages) to bjelland@iastate.edu and masinde@iastate.edu with copies to gnadiope@iastate.edu  with REF: CNS in the subject line.