Nutrition Projects Manager

Key Responsibilities: Managing the overall implementation of the nutrition components of Kissito Healthcare International (KHI) emergency health and nutrition projects in all areas of operation in Jonglei state Create a shared vision, among all staff, of KHIs Program objectives and their role in achieving set goals. Provide input toward developing KHIs long term strategic plans and translating these into mid and short terms actions Support the development of program concepts and documents in line with participatory approaches at community level Participate in developing KHIs emergency preparedness capacity in relation to the humanitarian context and advise the country head office accordingly Ensuring compliance to KHI, Donor, and MOH/National policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to: program (monitoring, reports, evaluations e.t.c) health, finances, logistical and human resource development. This involves adherence to TOR and MOU with the MOH and program targets as outlined in the program document. Providing on the job supervisory support to nutrition program staff ensuring correct application of criteria(admission, discharge and referencing),nutritional protocols, introduction of modifications, and medical protocols(systematic and curative) Ensuring proper application of program supplies and equipment, ensuring maintenance of adequate stock levels, and timely requisition of supplies using specified tools and systems. Supervision of staff interaction with beneficiaries ensuring proper handling and patient care practices. Conducting regular staff evaluation for capacity building purposes providing the country head office with recommendations on areas of training support. Providing lead technical support for recruitment of program staff including conducting interviews and evaluation of prospective staff. Organizing for and delivering in-service training for MOH/Program staff with support from KHI country office.

Meal Programs Expand Summer Nutrition for Kids

And yet another reason to eat the whole egg is that yolks contain the full spectrum of essential amino acids. Eating only the whites will require food combining to make sure you get the complementary essential amino acids.

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“It’s fun here,” said 10-year-old Mia Tolo on a recent afternoon outside one such bus, where she played Chutes and Ladders with her friend Anita Velasco after they had pizza, bananas and milk. Department of Agriculture officials and community leaders cite the rolling rec centers, covered in cartoon frogs, as a novel approach in the federal government’s push to get meals to millions more schoolchildren when they need it most. About 21 million U.S. students receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, but only a fraction of them, 3.5 million according to most recent statistics, are fed regularly over the summer. “That’s a drop in the bucket compared to how many need it,” said Bill Ayres, executive director of Why Hunger, a nonprofit that works to expand food programs. In recent years, the federal government has been pushing its spending toward mobile food programs, feeding hungry kids in parks, recreation centers and even their homes. There are now 42,000 sites that provide summer meals, and the 3,000 locations added this year represents the largest increase the program has seen, said Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, with the food and nutrition division of the USDA. That growth came as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in June a goal of serving 5 million more meals to eligible youngsters this summer. Government officials said an assessment of that goal won’t be available until at least next year, but officials pointed to the thousands of new sites as reasons for optimism. In Federal Way, Wash., where more than half of the school district’s 22,000 children receive free or reduced-price lunches, about 900 students receive meals at summer school programs and community centers. Another 400 were fed from the trio of FRED buses for fun, read, eat, dream roaming the city from Monday to Thursday each week.

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