Nutrition Officer -Dadaab

Date Posted: July 25, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

Job Description

PURPOSE:

The Officer will be responsible for implementation of nutrition projects in collaboration with other health staff, to increase Nutrition-Health integration. The Officer will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation guidelines.

 

Key Responsibilities

Plan and organize OTP and SFP at designated health post in liaison with nutrition incentives.

Work closely with CHP and MIYCN counsellors to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the OTP and the program is well integrated into the health systems.

Supervise the activities of the IMAM program.

Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly, all criteria are understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SFP.

Ensure the correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the IMAM protocols are adhered to so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.

Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to the SC.

Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.

Ensure adequate availability of food supplies and stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics

Through liaison with the community mobilizers and nutrition volunteers, provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight and children with social problems.

Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines.

Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the OTP/SFP sites.

Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly

Submit daily stock report, weekly HIS report and weekly health post report

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Diploma/Degree in Nutrition from a recognized college/University

Must be registered by Kenya nutritionist and dieticians institute

At least one (1) years’ experience of working in a refugee set up or a similar context under the IMAM program.

IMAM and MIYCN training is an added advantage

An understanding of the UNHCR HIS system will be an added advantage.

 

Key Competencies 

Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.

Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.

Excellent report writing skills.

Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.

Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

 

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Kenya Redcross via the link Jobs at Kenya Red Cross

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