Jobs in Uganda - 6 Nutrition Intern Jobs at John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

06 Nutrition Intern Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 06

Deadline: 22 February 2021

Hiring Organization: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

JOB DETAILS:
Usaid Regional Health Integration To Enhance Services –N, Lango
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Available Internship Position- (Medical Clinical Officers, Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Enrolled Comprehensive Nurse, Enrolled Midwives, Nutrition interns, Family Planning Interns, Child Health Interns)

Background:
The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services (RHITES)-North, Lango project is a Five-year contract funded by USAID and implemented by a Team of partners with JSI as the prime. The JSI team includes, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, AMREF Health Africa, Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). RHITES-N, Lango is aimed at improving the use of integrated health services in the Lango Sub-region of Northern Uganda’s, strengthening the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects, improving key population-based national health indicators and building the capacity of the district local government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, Malaria, Nutrition, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (MNCAH), and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes through strengthening of existing structures and processes, improving access to and strategic use of health and nutrition information, strengthening community-health facility systems and expanding innovation through integrated health and nutrition services. Improved health services utilization at all levels of the health care system requires strong intrafacility, inter-facility and bi-directional community-facility linkages and referrals for demand creation.
Internship Overview:
USAID-RHITES-N, L Project offers internship in an effort to provide current university students, recent graduates and new professionals, from various academic fields, the opportunity to apply their knowledge to actual work experience. USAID RHITES-N, Lango Project strongly believe that Internship is an important tool in developing and retaining new and innovative talents to assist us in our continuous goal of improving health systems to empower communities. Interns will be provided with clearly defined roles and scopes of work and will be supervised by USAID RHITES-N, L staff members, health facility In-charges or in the case of external placements, a suitable member of the staff within the organization in which the intern is assigned. Supervisors of interns will be responsible for monitoring the progress of their assigned intern(s) to ensure effective learning and a positive experience for internship participants. The RHITES-N Lango youth internship program will offer internship opportunities in public/private health facilities and with CSOs implementing public health programs within Lango sub-region.
These opportunities will:
1. To enhance youth professional development and employability by creating linkages between education, training, and work and thus contributing to an improved number of human resources for health, particularly in hard-to-reach areas;
2. To provide hands-on experience to build upon skills learned in school;
3. To fulfil academic or professional registration requirements, as necessary;
4. To instill a culture of high quality life-long learning, research, positive work habits and attitudes;
5. To establish a supply mechanism of skilled staff to the public and private health sector services and programs. .

Position: Nutrition Interns
Duty Station: Selected health facility in Lango sub region
Supervision Line: Facility Manager
Duration: 6 months (Fixed) with no Extension
Available Number: 6


The key roles and responsibilities of the interns will include:
• Routine technical support to facilities to provide quality Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) services in health facilities
• Support Maternity, ANC and PNC in provision and documentation of quality Maternal Nutrition Counseling and Infant Feeding Counseling services using the right job aides and information and education and communication materials
• Support mentorship of district-based mentors and health facility workers to provide quality nutrition services
• Support follow up of nutrition QI projects in CQI Family health sites
• Support data entry in registers and reporting in the DHIS2 from all departments
• Support facilities in administration, reporting, accountability and taking stock of: Vitamin A supplements, Deworming drugs, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) supplements and Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) and ensure monthly RUTF reports are submitted
• Support in scaling up of OTC sites with high SAM/MAM cases
• Follow up community nutrition programmes in Care groups, HIV groups, DREAMS, OVC groups, Key Population groups
• Contribute towards scale up implementation and reporting of community nutrition programming in targeted sub-counties for Feed the Future standard indicators.


Qualifications and skills:
• Degree or awaits graduation in Human Nutrition and Dietetics or Human Nutrition or Nutrition
• From Lango region and speaks Langi fluently
• Good team work and Communication skills
• Willingness to learn
• High level of integrity
• Highly committed and proactive
• Must have graduated within the previous 24 months. No candidates over 24 months’ post-graduation are eligible for the internship program.


Job Education Requirements: Bachelor's


Job Experience Requirements: None

Application procedure

Address Application Letter and CV to the Internship Coordinator USAID RHITES-N Lango, with the subject – “Applications USAID-RHITES-N L Internship Position batch 4 round 2 February 2021”. Application should be submitted in hard copy and must contain only 2 documents within 1 envelope (Application letter and your CV) and hand delivered to the USAID RHITES-N Lango Offices directly in Citadel Towers, 2nd floor of the building with security officer at office entrance. Mark on the envelop the Internship position applied for with either Internship-Clinical Officer February 2021 or Internship- Laboratory Assistant Etc. Deadline for receiving application is February 22nd 2021
Those who have already benefitted from the RHITES NORTH LANGO internship program should not apply

Date Posted: 2021-02-15

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