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Nutrition Nurse

Palabek Kal

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Palabek Kal
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala
The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. 

Job Overview:
Working under the guidance of the Nutrition Officer; The Nutrition assistant will be responsible for the day to day implementation of Integrated nutrition interventions .i.e. IMAM done by running Selective feeding program (SFP), Outpatient therapeutic care (OTC), blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP), emergency screening, nutrition surveillance and assessment including Mass Screening, Promotion of Maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN through the Community Health Volunteers. He/she will be responsible for day-to-day data compilation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provide nursing care to all patients with severe acute malnutrition within the stabilization unit at the health facility.
•Actively participate in the provision of therapeutic feeds to the admitted patients in the stabilization unit
•Dispense drugs and other medical items to clients where necessary
•Provide information to clients to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education
•Participate in client referral and transfer process as need arises 
•Train community health workers and village health teams in providing of basic health services, health promotion and client follow-up and referrals.
•Participate in the drawing and implementation of work plans/ duty rosters for  the nutrition department
•Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organisation. 
•Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation
•Undertake any other duties that may be reasonably expected from   your supervisors

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