USAID jobs at Concern Worldwide RWANU Project

Job Title: Nutritionist

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without on-going support from Concern.

About USAID RWANU Project:

Concern Worldwide Uganda is recruiting for two positions for the USAID-funded PL 480 Title II Development Food Aid programme called “Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture and Nutrition” (RWANU) in Karamoja and for a potential short-term project. RWANU will focus on two strategic objectives to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected sub-counties in 4 districts of Karamoja.

Job Summary: The Nutritionist will actively contribute to the implementation of all health and nutrition related activities. The Nutritionist is responsible for providing coaching, mentoring, training, and technical support; including monitoring and evaluation. They will contribute to the development of nutritional components for social behaviour change and Mother Care Group materials. The Nutritionist will provide technical support to Health Facility Coordinators in monitoring Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services into health facilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, excellent at the English written and spoken language, relevant diplomas and short courses in project management or community development.
  • At least three to five years relevant nutrition-related experience in a challenging environment
  • Past experience in coaching and mentoring colleagues or participants
  • Prior experience in working with local government and local health services, experience in IMAM.
  • Desired experience with working using the care group approach.

How to Apply for the job:

All candidates are encouraged to submit their applications and detailed CV (max 4 pages) with a covering letter, copies of relevant certificates, with day time contacts, names and addresses of three (3) work related referees’. The complete applications should be sent and addressed to: The Human Resources Department, Concern Worldwide Uganda, Kampala, Uganda or email to resourcingug@concern.net.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Concern is an equal opportunities and corruption intolerant employer. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 8th August, 2014 by 5PM

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