Food for the Hungry Health and Nutrition Officer – Jobs in Uganda

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide.

FH promotes practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience(TFE)” re-imagination initiative. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.

FH Culture:
All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.

Vacancy Announcement
FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings below on a rolling basis;

Position Type: Full Time National Staff

Location: Kitgum

Reports to: Program Area Manager

Contract Length: 24 months

Start Date: October 2022

Position Summary:
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Program Area Manager (PAM), Supervise all health and Nutrition project activities to ensure the project stays on budget, scope and time; Ensure the Health and Nutrition project is implemented in line with FH’s H&N technical program and strategy. Provide training and technical assistance to Care groups, VHTs, and exhaustively monitor project implementation.

This includes conducting surveys and assessments to determine training needs, mobilizing and sensitizing communities and stakeholders, forming participants’ groups, designing and conducting training of project participants in Essential Nutrition Actions, Essential Hygiene, Health Systems strengthening, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights(ASRHR) to ensure successful implementation of the project according to project design document and result framework.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result area #1: Project planning and implementation

Key Result area #2: Stakeholders Engagement, networking and collaboration

Key Result area #3: Monitoring, reporting and documentation

Key Result area #3: Child, Adolescent and youth participation

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, Health related sector, Food science, and relevant work experience
A post graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.
Typically, 4+ years of experience in program management, compliance, financial management experience.
Experience with working with private and institutional donors.
Non-profit ministry experience is a plus. Program leadership experience that includes risk and compliance management, financial, and opportunity development
Knowledge in value chain development, income generating activities and VSLA is desirable.
Ability to speak Luo and any other local language of the area is an added advantage.
How to apply

NOTE:

*Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting ckisakye@fh.org

Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes; a good salary commensurate to one’s role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements.

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org not later than Thursday 18th August, 2022 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 15th September, 2022

Safeguarding & Protection Clause:
FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud.

FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy.

In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Disclaimer: It has come to our attention that several agencies or persons, are claiming to be acting on Food for the Hungry’s (FH)behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel. FH does not outsource its recruitment process to any organization or agency which, through website postings, mass e-mail messages or otherwise claims to be doing recruitment on its behalf.

FH does not solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. FH will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

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