Programme Officer-Nutrition

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For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Program Officer Nutrition provides ongoing, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Emergency Nutrition activities. The Program Officer Nutrition leads on the nutrition intervention with focus on managing the IYCF-E Program and to ensure that the all components of the program are functioning properly, providing quality care to all the beneficiaries while respecting guidelines and principles of good practice e.g. the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E, the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant resolutions, and SPHERE 2011.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Contractual Status: National

Location: Multiple Locations

Qualification and Experience;
Essential
  • Minimum Bachelors' Degree in Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health or any equivalent accrued working experience in a related position;

  • At least two years relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating field based nutrition projects with an NGO, focusing on children's rights, preferably in an emergency setting;

  • Good understanding of child rights issues and child rights instruments.

  • Specific familiarity with child rights issues in the NGO world or work.

  • Ability to interact with communities (refugees and host); children and adults as well as other stakeholders at sub-county and district levels.

Desirable
  • At least 1 years' experience in financial, planning and budget management.

  • Effective interpersonal skills - oral and written communication skills

  • Facilitation and presentation skills

  • Strong documentation and reporting skills.

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Monday 1 April 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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