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Table 5 Categories of Work and Related Roles Performed by HN/HND Professionals Practicing in Uganda

From: Stakeholders’ perceptions of the nutrition and dietetics needs and the requisite professional competencies in Uganda: a cross-sectional mixed methods study

Categories of Work Identified Work/Job Roles
Category of Work Domain N Graduates whose work relates to domain n(%) Work roles N Graduates performing mentioned role n(%)*
Organizational Leadership and Management 115 80(69.6) Leadership 80 60(75)
Project planning, management, & implementation 43(53.8)
Project monitoring and evaluation 79 24(30.4)
Budgeting and accountability 80 18(22.5)
Human resources management 15(18.8)
Organizational representation and networking 13(16.3)
Proposal/report writing 79 5(6.3)
Resource mobilization 80 3(3.8)
Technical support/guidance 79 3(3.8)
Management of Nutrition Conditions at Health Facility and or Community level 115 68(59.1) Nutrition screening or assessment 67 51(76.1)
Inpatient therapeutic care 39(58.2)
Outpatient therapeutic care 39(58.2)
Supplementary feeding 35(52.2)
Nutrition education and counselling 66 26(39.4)
Nutrition supplies management/procurement 67 14(20.9)
Monitoring, supervision, and QI 13(19.4)
Community nutrition work 11(16.4)
Management of other nutrition-related disease conditions 66 5(7.6)
Emergency nutrition 66 4(6.1)
MIYCAN 67 4(6.0)
Nutrition and health promotion 115 66(57.4) Nutrition and health education 66 41(62.1)
Capacity building 65 34(52.3)
Technical support 12(18.5)
Growth monitoring and promotion 66 2(3)
Research and documentation 115 61(53) Dissemination 61 61(100)
Report writing 45(73.8)
Undertaking research 28(45.9)
Data entry and analysis 5(8.2)
Proposal writing 4(6.6)
Advocacy, Communication, and Awareness 113 26(23) Community/stakeholder engagements 26 20(76.9)
Stakeholder orientation 2(7.7)
Networking 2(7.7)
Resource mobilization 1(3.8)
Coordinating advocacy events 1(3.8)
Academia 112 8(7.1) Lecturing and student supervision 8 87.5
Research 8 12.5
Business/Industry 112 4(3.6) Product development 4 1(25)
Product marketing 4 1(25)
Technical Assistance 4 1(25)
Product certification 4 1(25)
  1. * Multiple response analysis with percentage computed based on number of respondents rather than the total number of responses; HN/HND Human Nutrition/Human Nutrition and Dietetics, MIYCAN Maternal, infant, young child, and adolescent nutrition, QI quality improvement