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Nutrition Manager job at IsraAID

Nutrition Manager Job at IsraAID Uganda

Job Title: Nutrition Manager

Job Details: IsraAID Uganda is seeking a dedicated and skilled Nutrition Manager to join our team in Palorinya and Nakivale Refugee Settlements. The successful candidate will play a key role in planning, implementing, and monitoring nutrition activities to ensure that refugees and host communities live healthy lives.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  1. Programme Implementation, Monitoring, and Delivery of Results:
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of IsraAID Uganda’s nutrition-related programming.
    • Ensure effective collaboration with other partners and stakeholders in the field.
    • Plan and conduct promotional activities for exclusive breastfeeding in host communities and refugee settlements.
    • Mobilize community members to participate in these initiatives.
    • Lead and supervise the promotion of dietary practices that address malnutrition, including training healthcare workers.
    • Improve nutrition support in healthcare settings and support policy development.
    • Develop nutrition materials, including IEC materials and training manuals, in consultation with IsraAID HQ Health Department.
    • Lead and supervise malnutrition screening at all levels, ensuring compliance with local regulations and quality standards.
    • Establish mother-to-mother groups through local authority engagement and training of group leaders.
    • Monitor, report, and certify the use of programme resources, ensuring compliance with approved allocations, rules, and donor commitments.
    • Prepare quality and timely nutrition progress reports for the Country Office management, donors, and partners.
  2. Networking and Partnership Building:
    • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with government counterparts, UN agencies, donor agencies, health institutions, NGOs, research institutes, and the private sector.
    • Produce nutrition IEC materials to promote awareness at the community level.
    • Establish partnerships and support fundraising efforts.
    • Participate in inter-agency discussions at both national and settlement levels.
    • Ensure IsraAID’s position, interests, and priorities are fully considered and integrated into planning and agenda setting.
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies:

Essential Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is a must.
  • A degree in Food Nutrition or a similar field is required. A master’s/postgraduate degree in any of these fields is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in promoting community-led nutrition programs in similar contexts is required.
  • Previous experience working in refugee settlements is an advantage.

Specific Skills:

  • Nutrition Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, exclusive breastfeeding, MUAC, M2M, and hygiene promotion.
  • Adaptability and Problem-Solving: Capacity to adapt to rapidly changing situations and find innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Cultural Sensitiveness and Cross-Cultural Communication: Proficiency in communicating effectively across different cultures and languages.


  • Attention to Detail: Ability to meticulously follow procedures and maintain high standards of performance.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational abilities to manage inventory, schedules, and documentation effectively.
  • Safety Awareness: Commitment to following safety protocols and guidelines.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with team members to achieve common goals.
  • Commitment to IsraAID’s Values: Professionalism, Humanity, Collaboration, Flexibility and Adaptability, and Resilience.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience to Please include “Nutrition Manager Application” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is [21st July 2024]. We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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