2 Nutrition Assistants Job at Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO) - Jobs in Uganda

2 Nutrition Assistants

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 02

Deadline: 17 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)


Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation-PACHEDO founded in 2007 is a registered NGO in Uganda and currently operational and implements projects in 5 main sectors (Agriculture and Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, WASH and Gender Based Violence and Emergency interventions) in Northern Uganda- Acholi sub-region (Amuru, Gulu and Lamwo districts), with the Head office located in Pece Laaro Division Gulu City.
Through one of her donor BMZ- Johanniter International Assistance PACHEDO, has received funding for a 36 months’ Nutrition and WASH project to be implemented in Palabek refugee settlement and surrounding sub-counties in Lamwo district Acholi sub-region.
PACHEDO is therefore seeking to recruit dynamic, highly motivated, Qualified and Competent persons to fill the positions indicated below for the Promotion of Improved Nutrition Project.
a) As appropriate, shall be responsible for creating, promoting and maintaining an environment that prevents sexual exploitation and sexual abuse and take appropriate measures for this purpose.
b) Implement an orientation for all staff including an understanding of the code of conduct and consequences.
OUR BELIEVES: PACHEDO's values are very important to us as an employer and they are also very important to our employees. All prospective employees should take some time to carefully consider our values and how they fit with your own personal values before attending interview with PACHEDO. And therefore seeks to employ those who believe, as we do, that vulnerable people themselves can and will play a key role in achieving long-term prosperity and who seek to deliver on those beliefs by: being experts in what we do, being creative with new and old solutions and sharing knowledge with others.
PACHEDO is an equal opportunity employer, Gender sensitiveand has policies including SHEA and a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. .

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant
Position: Two (02)
Duty Station: Palabek, Lamwo Uganda
Reports to: Nutrition Officer
Contract length: One-year renewable
Remuneration: Very attractive
Job Summary: The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for the direct implementation of all Nutrition activities in the designated sub-county He/ She will work closely with the PD supervisors, VHC and lead mothers to ensure technical standards in PACHEDO health Nutrition programming that will include support and capacity building of PD supervisors, VHC and lead mothers and supervise PD supervisors, and VHC’s, and will be regularly reporting to the Nutrition Officer.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Ensuring timely implementation of the proposed donor activities through Positive Deviance (PD) supervisors, Village Health Committees (VHC) and support from the stakeholders.
• Facilitate training of PD Supervisors and VHC members on PD/Hearth and Care Group Model approach.
• Ensuring project/programme activities are implemented according to recognized international standards with appropriate monitoring and Evaluation plan.
• Ensuring appropriate Nutrition protocols and data collection tools are available for use by the PD supervisors, VHC.
• identification and selection of lead mothers
• Mobilise and Coordinate exchange visits between beneficiaries in the refugee settlement and the host communities.
• Mobilize and assist conduct Nutrition Education sessions at health facilities during ANC visit days
• Facilitate training of lead mothers on PD/Hearth approach
• Take lead in organizing and providing formation of PD/Hearth and Care Groups
• Supervise Care Group sessions (by Care Group Promoters) and PD/Hearth sessions (by Lead mothers)
• Conduct monthly follow-up home visits to neighbor women
• Conduct cooking demonstrations in the community
• Hold monthly reporting and review meetings with Care Group Promoters and PD Supervisors
• Submit weekly and monthly project progress reports on all activities to the Nutrition Officer
• Take part in all Nutrition assessments to be carried out in the project area (data collection)
• Assist in mobilizing and organizing quarterly dialogue meetings on IYCF at the village level
• Assist in mobilizing and organizing dramas and songs with local drama groups to be integrated into the quarterly community dialogues
• Responsible for the effective and efficient management of all assets of the organization entrusted strictly for only official work purposes in the project site.

Professional Qualification and Experience
• A diploma or University Degree in Nutrition
• At least 1 year or more hands-on experience in community mobilization work, community development, Nutrition, sanitation and public health
• Knowledge of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition concepts
• Experience in Humanitarian context, implementation with an NGO and conducting Nutrition surveys and collecting meaningful data is desirable.
• Knowledge in Positive Deviance/Hearth and Care Group Model aapproaches in managing Acute Malnutrition are desirable.
• Experience in teaching /training adult learners and training in basic household nutrition practices will be added advantage.
• Experience in the IYCF practices, principles and operations associated with WASH, Nutrition and Nutrition sensitive agricultural production.
• Team player with excellent communication, Organisation and planning skills and to communicate in time and work in a team
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
• Excellent communications skills both oral and written are desired.
• Working experience in Acholi and lango context and fluency of English and Luo is a MUST
• Demonstrated interpersonal and mobilization skills and proactive problem solving skills.
• Ability to instruct and work with children, families, volunteers and community leaders.
• Knowledge and sensitivity to gender equality, ethnic minority issues in confidential situations.
• Good computer skills with MS office and proven documentation and Excellent/quality report writing skills.
• Ability to learn new concepts/ideas and willingness to work and live in a rural community setting
• A valid motor vehicle driving license/permit, including the ability to ride and to access target communities and care for a motorcycle assigned.

Job Education Requirements: A diploma or University Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 1 years

Application procedure

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV (max 3 pages)containing contact details including active telephone numbers of three reference persons of which two must be professional referees, that includes your supervisor of the most recent/previous employer,and a one-page motivation letter, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, to the following by e-mail to recruitment@pachedo.org  and hrjohanniter@gmail.com  please Indicate clearly on the application subject line the position applied for not later than Friday 17th December 2020 by 5:00pm
Applications must be addressed to;
The Human Resources Director,
PACHEDO P.O Box 692 Gulu
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from PACHEDO in one-month time after the deadline.

Date Posted: 2020-12-08