Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Organization:  International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Location: Bidibidi, Uganda  


Roles and responsibilities:

  •  Participate in screening at the triage of children under the age of five to monitor and ensure early detection of malnutrition cases
  •  Providing guidance on the purchasing of food and planning hospital meals.
  •  Designing special diets for therapeutic purposes.
  •  Participating in community outreach services for adequate nutrition.
  •  Participating in research activities.
  •  Will be supporting the admissions of severe malnutrition cases following properly laid down standards. Prepare and feeding of severely malnourished patients under observation in the inpatient wards.
  •  Will be responsible for case management of malnutrition patients on follow-ups and those on ward and ensure that all routine medications are administered appropriately.
  •  To counsel and advise in-patients/follow-ups/parents/guardians on proper care and nutrition at home.
  •  To carry out home visits as a follow up on discharged patients to ensure adherence of the clients on the nutrition programs.
  •  Support the EPI department through carrying out routine growth monitoring activities and ensuring that all malnourished children have child health cards
  •  Ensure that all the stored food supplements are safe and free from contamination and theft and the store is clean all the time.
  •  Ensure the kitchen for preparation of therapeutic milk for severely malnourished children and the surrounding environment is clean, hygienic and well maintained.
  •  Prepare and submit the nutrition reports for both the in patients and out patients as guided by the nutrition officer.
  •  Imparting knowledge and skills to staff .


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Must have a Diploma in Human nutrition and dietetics.
  •  At least 1 year of work experience, with field experience in a health and nutrition project implementation.


How to apply

Interested applicants should apply online via the link below: Click Here To Apply

Application deadline: April 28th,2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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