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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nutrition Officer MCHN Job at Save the Children - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Nutrition Officer MCHN

Jobs at:
Save the Children

Deadline of this Job:
22nd June 2018 at midnight Uganda time

Duty Station:

About us
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
Role Purpose:
Nutrition Officer MCHN, will support implementing quality Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) activities at the health facilities in one of the 2 targeted settlements. The Nutrition Officer – MCHN will work with Save the Children’s field office to ensure the prevention of stunting among children from 6 to 23 months and pregnant and lactating women in respect to the donors standards and the increase of attendance for MNCH services
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Contractual Status: National
Location: Rhino & Rwamwanja

Qualification and Experience;
  • Diploma in nutrition with minimum two years working experience with NGOs.
  • Working experience of one year in IMAM or Maternal and Child Health program.
  • Experience in nutrition program and community work.
  • Experience in training of volunteers on IMAM program.
  • Good relations with other people
  • Good capacity to work in a team and flexibility.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • English fluency (verbal and written) required and local language (preferred)
  •  Experience working in a refugee context
Job application procedure
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link  indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.
Important to note:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
  • More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices. Application closes on 22nd June 2018 at midnight Uganda time.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents