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Nutrition Advisor

Job Description

World Vision Uganda is a Christian community based and child focused organization and is part of the World Vision International partnership. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision is currently recruiting for the following positions for a five-year, USAID program. The activity is expected to support the delivery of integrated services and health system strengthening in 23 districts in Eastern Uganda with an estimated total population of 5.3 million people. Key aims of the activity include increased availability of health services, increased accessibility to health services, improved quality of health services, enhanced enabling environment for health care delivery and increased health seeking behavior and practices supported by district-led health system strengthening interventions. We are now seeking for qualified persons willing to share in our vision to join the team in the following position.

(Please note that all jobs are open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Title: Nutrition Advisor.

Location: Mbale District

Reporting to: Community Mobilization & Accountability Advisor

Purpose of the position:

This position will oversee the implementation of the facility and community based nutrition within selected districts. The Nutrition Advisor will work in close collaboration with local government as well as program technical and administrative staff to ensure that technical approaches for scaling up nutrition services build on in-country capacity to ensure sustainability of services. The Nutrition Advisor will directs all nutrition and quality improvement technical assistance to project staff, implementing partners, districts, health facilities and other relevant stakeholders

Major responsibilities;

  • Provide technical leadership at the district level to assist the districts and the program technical teams in developing an approach to guide the implementation of nutrition interventions

  • Develop and sustain relevant partner relationships, including with technical institutions working in nutrition.

  • Significantly contribute to the development of technical resource materials, including guidelines, training manuals, curricula and job aids, as necessary.

  • Work in liaison with the Community Mobilization & Accountability Advisor in planning, implementing and monitoring of nutrition activities in behaviour change communication, community mobilization and advocacy efforts.

  • Work in liaison with the Strategic Information team to monitor performance against set indicators and document best practices.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a Masters degree in Human Nutrition; Public Health Nutrition or closely related fields.

  • A minimum of five years of proven experience in implementing community and facility based maternal and child health nutrition, HIV and AIDS, or other health-related work required.

  • Experience working in health and nutrition quality improvement programs including NACS and MIYCF. The candidate will also have excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English).

  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media.

  • Past experience working across multiple sub-agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels. Must be authorized to work in Uganda.