Health and Nutrition Officer job at Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry

Health and Nutrition Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 18 August 2022

Hiring Organization: Food for the Hungry

Job Details:

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia. Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH's primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction, with the Head office located in Kampala.

External vacancy announcement FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings below on a rolling basis:
Job Title: Health & Nutrition Officer
Position Type: Full Time National Staff
Location: Amudat
Number of Positions: 01
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Contract Length: 2 years (Fixed)
Start Date: January, 2023

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Health & Nutrition Officer will be primarily responsible for Promoting and strengthening health system management (HR, supply chain, information, leadership, governance, and accountability) structures to improve coordination and quality of service provision within the facility. The Health & Nutrition officer will implement and s port strategies and approaches that improve the organizational performance of targeted nation facilities with emphasis of the above. Support will be strongly focused on working closely with other partners and stakeholders supporting Health Systems Strengthen components that is to say. Health Information Systems, health workforce, service delivery, essential medicines and financing in order to serve and empower Health Facility workers and Village Health Teams. This will include a focus on capacity building on service delivery, advocacy for accountability of health resources and improving the communication between the facility and the community. In close collaboration with the District Health Office's office, he/she will be responsible for the development of systems strengthening plans, monitoring and evaluating performance of these systems. He/she will ensure accurate documentation and reporting on District activities including training

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordination and reporting
• Finance management and Budgeting:

Education & Experience
• University Bachelor's degree/Diploma in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Food science and relevant work experience
• A minimum of three (3) years' practical field experience working in communities with agricultural and livelihoods practices and experience
• Knowledge in value chain development, income generating activities and VSLA is desirable
• Experience in teaching training adult learners. Training in basic household nutrition practices will be added advantage
• Experience in the practices, principles and operations associated with modern agricultural production including knowledge of agronomic principles and practices, including crops, soils and nutrients

Language Skills
• Proficiency in spoken and written English
• . Knowledge of the local language (POKOT) is necessary.
Note: A valid motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle is a Must for this job

Application procedure

NOTE: Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes a good salary commensurate to one's role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements.
FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MR of an application letter a detailed CV
FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB 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 Thursday 18th August, 2022 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don't hear from us by 15th September, 2022
Safeguarding & Protection Clause: FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud, FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti-Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants' previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Disclaimer: t has come to our attention that several agencies or persons, are claiming to be acting on Food for the Hungry's (FH)behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel. FH does not outsource its recruitment process to any organization or agency which, through website postings, mass e-mail messages or otherwise claims to be doing recruitment on its behalf. FH does not solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing. interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. FH will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

Date Posted: 2022-08-06