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Medical Teams International

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 17, 2022.

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# Job Description

Job Location: Kyaka – Southwest, Uganda
Job Summary: Responsible for supporting the Nutrition Officer in case
management of malnourished clients in the inpatient and outpatient
departments. Ensures improved nutrition awareness and proper management of
malnutrition cases by participating in outreach activities and providing
technical support to community health teams.

Job Responsibilities
• Provide nutrition education and nutrition assessments at the health
facility and in community outreach activities; enrol beneficiaries in
nutrition programs as per project guidelines
• Responsible for case management of malnourished patients and ensure that all
routine medication and food is administered appropriately for patients in
treatment programs
• Prepare food and support the feeding of malnourished patients under
observation in the inpatient wards
• Build capacity of inpatients and caregivers by advising on proper care and
nutrition at home
• Carry out home visits to follow up on discharged patients to ensure
adherence to advice
• Build the capacity of community health staff in nutritional screening, case
detection and referral
• Ensure all malnourished children have child health cards and up to date
immunizations; Perform routine growth monitoring activities
• Prepare weekly, monthly and activity reports for inpatient and outpatient
• Ensure the security of food and related nutrition supplies, including taking
precautions to avoid contamination
• Ensure the kitchen and surrounding environment is hygienic and well
• Ensure that nutrition practices are conducted with the highest level of
integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Licenses and certifications
• Diploma in Human Nutrition, Dietetics or related field is required
• Minimum 1 year of nutrition field experience with a busy project
implementing IMAM is required
• Experience in clinical medicine or community health is an added advantage
• Experience working in emergency operations is an added advantage

Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition principles and management of acute
Demonstrated knowledge of infant and young child feeding practices

• Skilled in conducting nutritional assessments and managing cases
• Skilled in presenting complex information at an appropriate level to an
individual or group
• Skilled in using behaviour change strategies to mobilize community members
to take ownership of healthcare needs
• Skilled in report writing
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook to write reports
• A good command of both written and spoken English

• Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
• Keen desire to build capacity of staff
• Ability to be flexible and manage stress, especially in situations which
require a high degree of diplomacy
• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

Physical conditions:
This position requires work at health facilities and in communities located
in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

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**Closing Date** : 30th March. 2022

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