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Nutrition Officer MCHN - (Rhino)

  • Diploma, Associate's degree
  • Food, nutrition
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

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:
Nutrition Officer MCHN will support implementing quality Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) activities at the health facilities in one of the 2 targeted settlements. The Nutrition Officer - MCHN will work with Save the Children's field office to ensure the prevention of stunting among children from 6 to 23 months and pregnant and lactating women in respect to the donor standards and the increase of attendance for MNCH services.


Smooth and accurate running of TSFP:
  • Ensure that protocols are strictly followed and implemented.
  • Support and supervise the VHT to take accurate anthropometrics measurements.
  • Ensure the registration of new beneficiaries for MCHN program by following strictly the protocols and provide individual nutrition counselling based on the nutrition status, age of the child/pregnancy stage, provide information on the MCHN activities, the use of the ration.
  • Ensure the nutrition follow-up of each beneficiary based on the strict admission and exit criteria, identify potential discrepancy and correct them accordingly; refer the case to the health facility or TSFP in case of need.
  • Ensure the smooth flow of the beneficiaries from the triage to the exit of the MCHN.
  • Participate to the forecasting and provision of the nutrition products and other supplies for each site in a timely manner.
  • Ensure proper, clear and accurate data recording on registration books and MCHN cards.
  • Demonstrate the preparation of the ration for each new admission.
  • Ensure that all program materials are well maintained.
  • Check the hygiene at each stage of the MCHN distribution.

  • Complete and submit to the Field Nutrition Coordinator the relevant weekly and monthly reports for the MNCH activities.
  • Check the coherence between the stock report and the attendance of MCHN beneficiaries.
  • Make sure reports are accurate and complete.
  • Report problems encountered to the Field Nutrition Coordinator.

Team work and collaboration other partners at health facility and VHT:
  • Work in close collaboration with the VHT and health staff in terms of identification of the beneficiaries, screening and referral, community case follow-up.
  • Propose solution to solve any problem faced and report them to the Field Nutrition Coordinator.
  • Participate actively to the weekly internal technical meetings.
  • Ensure technical nutrition support to the VHT.

  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding policy, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and level of responsibility.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Food, nutrition
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Hygienics; Nutrition and metabolism; Reporting; Stock taking and inventory accounting; File management and data back-up; Counseling; Programme management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Save the Children (Uganda)

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Save the Children has been operating in Uganda since 1959. The organisation’s work is guided by the National Development Plan and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Save the Children works with key stakeholders that include children, civil society organisations, communities, donors, the Government and the media in contributing to the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children strives to create impact for children by delivering programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in both development and humanitarian contexts.

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