3 Nutrition Field Officers – IFDC Uganda

October 6, 2022

Job Title: 3 Nutrition Field Officers

Organization: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Duty Station: Fort Portal(1), Mbale(1), Kabale(1)


Roles and responsibilities

  • Lead the local implementation of nutrition status surveys and disseminate findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Support the Nutrition Lead to develop the nutrition strategy for the project
  • Provide local context to the design and adaptation of nutrition training materials social behavior change communication materials for different audiences including communities, farmer groups, households and subsistence and market-oriented farmers.
  • Conduct the roll out of the nutrition training program through lead farmers and local partners
  • Conduct the roll out of the social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaigns and demonstrations around nutrition and dietary practices, including kitchen gardens, cooking demonstrations, and media messaging
  • Coordinate with other project officers to ensure integration of nutrition approaches with household visioning and planning exercise and climate smart agricultural training program on promoting crop diversification and nutritional values.
  • Link with existing nutrition structures at sub county and district level to ensure coordination and maximum outreach of activities.
  • Create synergies with other nutrition programs/projects including DIETS to ensure maximum impact of activities and better awareness of and access to nutrition services within the project areas.


Minimum Qualifications for this job:

  • Degree in nutrition, food science, household economics or related fields
  • At least 3 years professional experience in implementing projects in the nutrition sector with a focus on: early childhood nutrition, promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading the development and implementation of nutrition strategies to improve dietary diversity and household resilience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with a good working knowledge of the second   language.
  • Good planning skills, honest and reliable.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team.
  • People management skills
  • Willingness to work in the field on a daily basis and travel on a motorcycle
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in small audience and large audience settings.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their applications online via the link below:


Closing Date: 17 October 2022 

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