Jobs in Uganda - Nutrition and Communication Specialist Job at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Nutrition and Communication Specialist Vacancy

Location:  Uganda


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 January 2021

Hiring Organization  International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

JOB DETAILS:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff for the Promotion of Nutrition-Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa (PNSP-UGANDA) project funded by the German Cooperation through GIZ. PNSP is a five year intervention that will realize productivity and associated income increases of smallholder potato farmers in Eastern Uganda and simultaneously improve nutrition through dietary diversification, Position: Nutrition and Communication Specialist
Reports to : Team leader
Duty Post: Mbale
Grade: IFDC BG 7 .

OVERVIEW
Based in Mbale, the Nutrition and Communication Specialist will take overall responsibility for implementation of activities in the nutrition sector with a focus on early childhood nutrition, promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity. In addition the specialist will be responsible for development of project communication materials and campaigns.


Role and Responsibilities
• Leader of the nutrition component of the project
• Update nutrition strategy for the project
• Design and adapt nutrition training materials for different audiences including farmer business schools, households and for community dialogue sessions.
• Ensure integration of nutrition approaches with agricultural training program.
• Link with existing nutrition structures at sub county and district level to ensure coordination and maximum outreach of Activities.
• Create synergies with other nutrition programs/project to ensure maximum impact of activities
• Responsibility for communications tasks
• Monitor the day to day running of the project's nutrition activities


Qualifications and skills required:
• University degree in nutrition, food science or related fields
• At least 5 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
• Basic knowledge on M&E and communication is required
• Work experience in Eastern Uganda is desirable
• Proficient knowledge in English is required (at least C1-level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
• Knowledge of local languages (e.g. Masaaba/Lugishu) is an advantage


Job Education: Not Specified


Job Experience: Not Specified

Application procedure

Submission: Interested candidates should apply online, only through the IFDC website as applications from other websites will not be considered. Complete position description and application procedures can be found at https://ifdc-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm  
Deadline for submission is 11th January, 2021

Date Posted: 2020-12-24

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