Project Coordinator-Nutrition

at Save the Children
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 11, 2024
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


S/he will provide technical support and capacity building for staff and partners, network with various local government stakeholders in order to achieve the nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive objectives of the project.

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Key areas of accountability include:

Technical support

Work closely with the Project Manager to achieve program objectives and targets on the nutrition components effectively and efficiently.
Provide technical leadership at the district level to assist the district and the program technical teams in developing an approach to guide the implementation of nutrition interventions.
Participate in the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the Nutrition & Livelihood project including IYCF KAP surveys and nutrition service delivery assessment.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the local government, other implementing partners and community groups.
Provide ongoing technical support, capacity building and training for project staff, health workers, community structures and volunteers.
Significantly contribute to the development of technical resource materials, including guidelines, training manuals, curricula and job aids, as necessary.

Provide technical support to the food security and livelihoods team in planning, implementing and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive activities.

Spearhead development, timely submission and tracking of annual, quarterly and monthly reports for the nutrition component.
Programme Support

Lead the nutrition component implementation, and working with the Project Manager supervise nutrition component implementation;
Develop nutrition activity work plans based on the project annual work plan and implement activities in a timely manner
Ensure that implementation of Nutrition activities is well coordinated with the Food Security and Livelihood activities
Coordinate with the MEAL team in compiling monthly and quarterly reports and how to improve quality of reporting
Coordinate with the DHT to improve supply chain management for nutrition commodities.
In consultation with CO technical lead, contribute to development of nutrition project proposals
Provide role cover for the Project Manager in their absence, or as requested by the Area Manager.
Programme Management

Identify institutional capacity building needs for partners and provide training materials to strengthen capacity to implement nutrition activities in line with SCI Common Approaches.
Coordinate all the nutrition component activities in the project sub-counties within Moroto as are provided in the project document, DIP and budget.
Link and work with the district local government with respect to integration of nutrition in district development plans.
Represent SCI in nutrition technical working group meetings at district level to foster collaboration, learning and engagement. eDnj0MK veIL8
Ensure timely provision of quality and accurate updates on progress of nutrition interventions to the designated nutrition focal person on the district health team.
To be a strong supporter and advocate for children in this role you will need to have:

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition; Public Health Nutrition or closely related fields.
TOT qualifications in IYCF, NACS, Nutrition and Food Security would be an added advantage.
A minimum of five years of proven experience in implementing nutrition programs, including CMAM especially IYCF required.
Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
The candidate will also have excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English).
Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media.
Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health & Nutrition and Child Protection program delivery
Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Excellent time management and planning capacity
Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses
Commitment to Save the Children values.
Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 14th February 2024 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve our beneficiaries better. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.

About Us

The Organization We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information: Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Job Info

Job Identification 5962
Job Category Programme Operations
Posting Date 02/07/2024, 03:19 AM
Apply Before 02/14/2024, 08:59 PM
Job Schedule Full time
Locations AO - Moroto
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