Health and Nutrition Officer Job Vacancy at Plan International in Uganda


Job Title: Health and Nutrition Officer – NU-HITES Project (3 )
Plan International , Uganda

Plan International Inc. in Uganda was awarded a 5-year Cooperative Agreement under the Northern Uganda- Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) project to continue providing technical assistance and capacity building support for Northern Uganda in Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis, integrate additional support in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning (FP) and nutrition; while prioritizing the strengthening of district-level health facilities. Under the NU-HITES project, Plan Uganda would like to recruit competent candidates for the following positions:

Health and Nutrition Officer – NU-HITES Project (3 Positions)

Department & Location: Gulu/Lira/Kitgum Reports to: Sub-Regional Project Coordinator

Purpose:

This position reports to the Sub-Regional Project Coordinator and the successful candidate will be a member of the Sub-Region-based technical team and will specifically be responsible for coordinating planning, implementation and monitoring of integration of nutrition interventions in the mainstream health services at facility and community level in the NU-HITES project districts. It is a full-time position a five-year term, with frequent travel to districts through the Northern Region of Uganda.

Dimensions of Role:

    Member of the Sub-Regional Technical Team of the NU-HITES project reporting to the Sub-Regional Project Coordinator.
    Supports the Sub-regional Coordinator in designing, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of facility and community-level nutrition interventions and ensuring effective integration of nutrition interventions within the mainstream health service package to achieve project targets related to health service delivery i.e. increased availability of health services, increased accessibility to services, improved quality of services, creating enabling environments for health care delivery, and improving health-seeking behavior and practices.
    Supports the Sub-regional coordinator to ensure effective delivery of the project in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, Plan policies and procedures as well as the national and other relevant international policies and guidelines.


How to apply:

Closing date is 5PM on Friday October 19, 2012 While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala – Uganda E-maii:appiication@ppg.co.ug As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.



Deadline: 19th Oct 2012


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