Nutrition Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Nutrition Specialist with the Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO) in Uganda. PACHEDO’s mission is to contribute to community health, social protection, and community development by direct service provision to empower children, women and youth in impoverished, conflict, and disaster affected areas to live up to their full potential. PACHEDO is committed to improving health and nutritional wellbeing, livelihoods, and social protection of the vulnerable children, women, youth, adults and elderly in conflict and disaster affected and impoverished communities. The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to help work closely with the Program Manager and the entire Health and Nutrition team on nutrition improvement projects.

A PCRV, with a master’s degree in Public Health or Nutrition, monitoring and evaluation experience, and any other health-related community experience, is needed to support the PACHEDO Health and Nutrition Program Officer in providing nutrition-specific technical trainings to PACHEDO staff. The Nutrition Specialist will provide training sessions, take a core role in designing and writing proposals, and support the M&E team to establish an M&E system to help in documentation and dissemination of information. The overall goal of this assignment is to improve maternal child health and nutrition and reduce the rate of malnutrition among children.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Uganda together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master’s degree in Public Health or Nutrition
• Monitoring and Evaluation experience, preferably in a health/nutrition background
• Any other health-related community experience.

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Uganda

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Medical Considerations

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