Nutritionist Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: Principal Nutritionist
Reference: HRM 72/173/01/HQ
Salary Scale: U2
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Child Health Services

Must have a Bachelor's Degree in one of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Applied Human Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Dietetics, or Education majoring in Home Economics
B.Sc. degree in Agriculture with post-graduate Diploma in Nutrition.
Diploma in Health Services Management or General Management will be an added advantage.

Experience: Must Have working experience of Health Services Management of at least six (6) years, three (3) of which should have been served at the level of Senior Nutritionist or equivalent.

Other Requirements: Must have well developed interpersonal skills as well as competences in leadership, teamwork, advocacy and negotiation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provides overall management and operation of National Nutrition Programmes.
•Ensures planning, budgeting, directing and coordinating all Nutrition Interventions (Micro-nutrients, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Nutrition in HIV, Growth Promotion and Monitoring, Management of severe malnutrition).
• Advocates for nutrition programmes and provides standards and guidelines related to Nutrition.
• Supervises capacity building, and researches in Nutrition related fields.
• Collaborates and coordinates with other partners and agencies both in public and private sectors as well as resource mobilization for Nutrition Programmes.
• Monitors and evaluates Nutrition Programmes and compiles and submits periodic reports.
• Carries out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Apply for this job

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacant posts as specified hereunder. The details of job descriptions, where not indicated, or any other details, can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices located at Workers House, 3rd Floor (Northern Wing), Plot No.1 Pilkington Road. Applications should be filled in triplicate on PSC Form 3 (Revised 2008) and submitted to the Secretary, Health Service Commission, P.O. Box 7452, Kampala, to be received not later than 27-09-2010

The Forms can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices, Ministry of Health Headquarters, Mulago and Butabika National Referral Hospitals and Regional Referral Hospitals. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Applicant may apply for a maximum of two (2) relevant posts which must be filled in two separate sets and by labeling the 1st choice as No.1 and the 2nd choice as No. 2.

All applications should bear the title of the post as well as its reference number and the name of the Institution where it is tenable.

Applicants who are Serving Public Officers must route their applications through their Heads of Department, who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Head of Department refers to the Head of the respective Institution of the Applicant. Applications found to be in contravention of this requirement will not be short listed.

Candidates who are not serving Public Officers should indicate two Referees with their telephone numbers.

Applicants who will be short listed shall be required to bring originals of their certificates unlaminated. Applicants must also fulfill the following conditions:

I. Attach three (3) of their recent passport-size photographs and copies of their academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
II. Attach copies of the letter (s) of appointment, confirmation and promotion in case of promotional posts. This includes Applicants from non Public Health Service.

Health Workers who are required by law to register with the relevant councils; attach copies of certificates of registration. All candidates who are required by law to possess practicing license should attach copies of valid practicing licenses.


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