Nutrition Program Officer at Ministry of Health


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  • Company: Ministry of Health
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare Jobs in Uganda
Job Description

Organization Name: Ministry of Health – Uganda Location: Kampala, Uganda Eligible Citizenship: Uganda Role Code: G05-Nat

Role Overview The Nutrition Program Officer is responsible for coordinating high level meetings, writing concept notes for external stakeholders, preparing monthly reports, and writing proposals for possible fundable projects/research that promote nutrition in Uganda.

Responsibilities Strategic learning, monitoring & evaluation • Explore and document best practices to promote nutrition in line with existing standards • Explore and document nutritional guidance in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) • Monitor and evaluate the impact of nutrition interventions in various health programs • Prepare monthly and other regular reports of nutrition activities in line with departmental guidelines Stakeholder engagement, knowledge management • Map all partners working on nutrition in Uganda • Network with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote nutrition at the policy and implementation levels • Support the coordination of stakeholder meetings with implementing partners, MOH staff, and other key partners Research • Develop fundable research proposals for nutrition programs and activities • Develop proposals on the link between nutrition and NCDs

Skills and Experience Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required • Experience facilitating workshops, training, or health education sessions within communities* • Experience drafting external-facing documents, including concept notes, reports, articles, and/or correspondence* • Prior experience conducting research, including a literature review and report writing* • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications* • Experience planning and organizing conferences and/or high-level meetings • Experience with partnership management, especially acting as the lead point of contact for high-level stakeholders like donors or government officials • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project • Good analytical and decision-making skills • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Ability to multitask with flexibility and prioritize across multiple activities • Ability to collaborate and coordinate with high-level multiple partners • Willingness to travel to remote areas

About the Organization The Ministry of Health (MOH) Uganda is responsible for policy formulation and dialogue with health development partners, resource mobilization and budgeting, strategic planning, regulation, and advising other ministries on matters related to health, setting standards and quality assurance, capacity development and technical support, provision of nationally coordinated services such as epidemic control, coordination of health research, and monitoring and evaluation of overall sector performance. The MOH is committed to providing the highest possible level of health services to all people in Uganda through the delivery and promotion of preventive, curative, palliative, and rehabilitative health services at all levels.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 27th Dec. 2021
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