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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nutrition Officer Job at Food for the Hungry (FH Uganda) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Nutrition Officer

Jobs at:
Food for the Hungry (FH Uganda)

Deadline of this Job:
June 15, 2018 at 4:30pm

Duty Station:
Palabek, Lamwo

Job details:
FH Uganda is actively seeking for a qualified candidates who are committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings in the WFP Nutritional project in Palabek Lamwo of:
Job Title: Nutrition Officer (1)
Location: Palabek, Lamwo
Reports To: Project Coordinator
Contract Length: One Year- with possibility of extension
Start Date: Immediately
Job Summary:
The Project Officer -Nutrition will lead a team of Nutrition staff in Northern Uganda to scale up and consolidate enrollment of children 5 years, pregnant and lactating Mothers into the various programs of OTC, ITC, TSFP and BSFP while also ensuring a strong linkage among these programs. He/She shall be based at Palabek, Lamwo but shall from time to time be required to travel to other health facilities to support our Supplementary Feeding Program
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide day to day technical oversight for the implementation of the various Nutrition programs and shall effectively guide the team of Nutritionist to achieve desired outcomes
  • Support health workers/Nutrition staff at various health facilities and established outreaches to manage acute malnutrition among children 5yrs and pregnant/ lactating mothers according to IMAM guidelines.
  • Perform regular on-job mentorship and support of health/Nutrition staff and VHTs in management of acute malnutrition.
  • Ensure that the Nutrition team at health facilities and VHTs are equipped with the necessary IMAM equipment’s and tools for screening, management, referral and follow-up of targeted beneficiaries.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of relevant IEC materials on IMAM and IYCF.
  • Bachelor degree in Nutrition or related field. Added Advantage for Persons with previous medical background especially in Clinical Medicine and community Health or Registered Nursing.
  • The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 years extensive work experience in the field of Nutrition with clear demonstration of having worked in a recognized and very busy project implementing IMAM.
Job application procedure
*Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting .

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda
Email:  not later than June 15, 2018 at 4:30pm.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 19th July, 2018. FHU has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign