Nutritionists

Date Posted: Dec. 17, 2022, 7:09 a.m.

International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Job Description

Working under the guidance of the Nutrition Officer. The Nutritionist will be the team leader and will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Emergency Nutrition and health interventions withing the outreach and selected facilities and coordinate health and MIYCN activities

He/she will be responsible for day-to-day data compilation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead facility level and coordinate day to day integrated nutrition and health outreaches at facility and subcounty level
  • In support of the nutrition officer plan and support the distribution of family MUAC tapes to families in the targeted areas.
  • In collaboration with the ministry of health conduct trainings to M2MSGs on MIYCN practices
  • Train and mentor families including CHEWs and CHVs on family MUAC approach.
  • Support the nutrition officers in the development of wok plans for the activities to be implemented.
  • Plan and conduct trainings on Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP), IMAM and MIYCN to other mainstream health professionals.
  • Offer nutrition support through counselling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
  • Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly, and monthly reports of all the activities implemented,
  • Support the nutrition officer in Monitoring budget spending in line with spending plan and ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.
  • Liaise with supply Chain Department in logistical program supplies, procurement and monitor supply control
  • Support MOH on DQAs.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Hold a minimum of Diploma in Food Nutrition and dietetics from recognized institution
  • Must be registered with KNDI

Experience/Competence

  • Minimum 1year experience within an INGO in implementing emergency community nutrition
  • Experience of Maternal infant and young child nutrition with strong BFHI/BFCI approaches
  • Experience in nutrition survey and assessment
  • Proven analytical, communication/ negotiation skills and ability to think strategically
  • Experience in report writing and excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage)
  • Flexible and positive personality
  • Strong planning and implementation capacity
  • Confident and capable negotiator, communicator, and networker.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to the International Rescue Committee via the link IRC Careers

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