Health and Nutrition Advisor job at Embassy of Ireland


Health and Nutrition Advisor job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 02 September 2022

Hiring Organization: Ireland

Job Details:

Health and Nutrition Advisor
Our mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people. We do this under the political direction of our Ministers, through our staff at home and through our Embassy network abroad.
The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda aims to make a distinctive and principled foreign policy contribution benefitting the citizens of Ireland, Uganda, and Rwanda, and to ensure that Ireland's development efforts reach the furthest behind first and result in improvements in the lives of the most vulnerable people in Uganda. The Embassy manages Ireland's development cooperation programme, Irish Aid, in Uganda.
The Embassy is seeking to recruit a Health and Nutrition Advisor to provide technical advice and manage Irish Aid's health and nutrition programme in Uganda. The Health and Nutrition Advisor will support Embassy senior management in strategic planning, policy dialogue, and development of partnerships in health and nutrition in Uganda.

Position details:
Health and Nutrition Advisor Full time position Based at the Embassy of Ireland in Kampala, with travel within Uganda, particularly Karamoja. Occasional international travel may arise. Contract will be offered on a 12 month fixed term Reporting to Reporting to Deputy Head of Cooperation

Essential requirements candidates must be able to demonstrate:
• Master's degree in a relevant field (public health, behavioural science or other related fields).
• At least five (5) years of specific post qualification experience working in Health and Nutrition with a bi-lateral, multi-lateral organisation, Government or NGO.
• At least five (5) years' experience in programme/project design, monitoring/evaluation/learning, grant management and strategic planning Relevant experience (at least 3 years) engaging in policy dialogue and advocacy at a similar level to the advertised position.
• An excellent understanding of the national, regional and global health and nutrition context Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, writing and reporting skills including fluent written and verbal English. Applicants may be contacted in advance to establish language proficiency and a short written language test may be required;
• The candidate must demonstrate, using work based examples, excellent interpersonal & communications skills, being persuasive, working in a team but also engaging effectively with people in external organisations;
• Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven capacity for delivering timely results and taking responsibility for quality outcomes;
• Proficient with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; additional IT applications would be beneficial (e.g. working with datasets); A legal entitlement to live and work in Uganda prior to recruitment
• At least two years working at a senior level with a national or international organisation in Uganda. Experience and knowledge of the Karamoja sub-region Specific expertise in reproductive, maternal, new-born, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH)
The Health and Nutrition Advisor will report to the Deputy Head of Cooperation. The Advisor is expected to work with considerable independence, working within the scope of the programme, policies and procedures of the Embassy and wider Department.
Terms and conditions of employment: The successful candidates will be hired on an initial 1 year fixed contract and will be based at the Embassy office. The salary for the position is €31,959 per annum, paid locally on a monthly basis. Salaries are paid direct to a bank account therefore the successful candidate must have a bank account. The positions will have an annual leave allowance of 21 days per annum, exclusive of public holidays, adjusted pro rata. The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Uganda prior to recruitment.


Application procedure

The Job Description and Application Form for this position are available on our website Completed application forms should be sent via e-mail only to with the subject line Health and Nutrition Advisor.
Applications must be received by 02 September at 17hrs EAT. No CVs will be accepted. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Selection Process: A short-listing of candidates to be called for a competency-based interview will be undertaken based on the Essential/Key Requirements above. A test may be administered for those who progress to the second and final interview stage. It is planned that first interview will be held by video-conference the second or third week of September 2022 and the second/final round (including test) will be conducted in person. A panel may be set up depending on the calibre of candidates.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.
Security Clearance for Local Staff: Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.
Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants. The Embassy of Ireland is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.

Date Posted: 2022-08-26