03 Nutrition Field Officers jobs at IFDC UG


03 Nutrition Field Officers jobs

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 03

Deadline: 17 October 2022

Hiring Organization: IFDC UG

Job Details:

Position summary
The Nutrition Field Officer will be responsible for rolling out training components and behavior change campaign materials related to nutrition at the household and community level, including hygienic food preparation and storage and the importance of dietary diversity. He/she will also participate in the development and refinement of training modules and SBCC materials based on learnings and developments in the local context under the leadership of the Nutrition lead. The Nutrition Field Officer will also be responsible for carry out nutrition situational assessments in the inception phase of the project.

Main tasks and responsibilities
1. Lead the local implementation of nutrition status surveys and disseminate findings to relevant stakeholders
2. Support the Nutrition Lead to develop the nutrition strategy for the project
3. Provide local context to the design and adaptation of nutrition training materials social behavior change communication materials for different audiences including communities, farmer groups, households and subsistence and market-oriented farmers.
4. Conduct the roll out of the nutrition training program through lead farmers and local partners
5. Conduct the roll out of the social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaigns and demonstrations around nutrition and dietary practices, including kitchen gardens, cooking demonstrations, and media messaging
6. Coordinate with other project officers to ensure integration of nutrition approaches with household visioning and planning exercise and climate smart agricultural training program on promoting crop diversification and nutritional values.
7. Link with existing nutrition structures at sub county and district level to ensure coordination and maximum outreach of activities.
8. Create synergies with other nutrition programs/projects including DIETS to ensure maximum impact of activities and better awareness of and access to nutrition services within the project areas.

Position and duty station
The Nutrition Field Officer is a national position with a duty in the IFDC main project office in Fort Portal (1), the field offices of Mbale(1) & Kabale(1).
The position requires intensive field travels (up to 90% of the time) in the target region in Uganda.

Required Skills
• Ability to work independently under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
• Act in accordance with and defend the best interests of IFDC
• Ability to work independently, under pressure to meet tight deadlines with quality output.
• Strong network in local and national communications and ability to find cost-effective means of promoting the projects achievements
• Strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to the achievement of goals.
• Consistently maintains focus and perseveres in the face of obstacles, inspiring others to do the same.
• Strong interpersonal and team working skills with ability to maintain effective work relationships
• Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, logically and effectively
• Anticipates key issues in work and identify creative and practical solutions.
• Great organizational skills and attention to detail in operationalization of administrative and finance tasks.
• Honors all commitments made to colleagues and partners.
• Have the ability to work in a multicultural environment, be open-minded and seek to understand

Required Experience
• Degree in nutrition, food science, household economics or related fields
• At least 3 years professional experience in implementing projects in the nutrition sector with a focus on: early childhood nutrition, promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading the development and implementation of nutrition strategies to improve dietary diversity and household resilience.
• Fluency in written and spoken English, with a good working knowledge of the second language.
• Good planning skills, honest and reliable.
• Ability to work alone and in a team.
• People management skills
• Willingness to work in the field on a daily basis and travel on a motorcycle
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in small audience and large audience settings.
• Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset.


Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-10-08