This position will oversee the implementation of the nutrition components of the project within selected sub-counties. The Nutrition specialist will work in close collaboration with local government as well as project technical and administrative staff to ensure that technical approaches for scaling up nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions build on existing capacity to ensure sustainability of services.  The nutrition specialist will direct all nutrition and quality improvement technical assistance to project staff, community-based trainers and facilitators, care groups and other relevant stakeholders.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Nutrition Specialist will provide subject matter expertise on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming interventions in line with the project design and SC strategy.  The jobholder will provide technical support and capacity building for staff and partners in the project area and other SC Country office areas of operation. Role involves working with existing government structures, districts and partners; analysis, interpretation, and communication of information to multiple audiences; capacity building; resource mobilization; working with others and building networks; taking initiative, working independently and proactively and working to high pressure and tight deadlines while at the same time working as an effective team member.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from a recognized University, Msc. in Public Health Nutrition is an added advantage.
  • TOT qualifications in IYCF/IYCF-E, IMAM, CMAM, Nutrition care groups, nutrition-sensitive programming and training in Nutrition in Emergencies would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in implementing nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions within integrated programs of large NGOs of not less than three years.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • 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.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • 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.

The Organisation

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 realize 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, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 5th  February 2021 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