Nutritionist Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nyeri

Centre For Health Solutions Kenya

Job Description

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.

Position: Nutritionist – 1 position

Location: Nyeri County

Overall Function:

The Nutritionist is responsible for providing nutrition services in HIV/TB patient management, and MNCH clinics in supported health care facilities.

Key responsibilities:

Promoting maternal infant and young child feeding programs
Developing and disseminating nutrition behavior change communication, information, education and communication materials;
Conducting nutrition assessments
Counseling of patients with specific nutritional needs
Providing nutrition health education and demonstrations
Implementing outpatient and inpatient supplementary and therapeutic feeding programs and evaluating outcomes;
Providing micronutrient supplementation
Collecting and compiling nutrition and dietetic data; and
Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

Qualifications and Requirements

For appointment to the post of Nutritionist, a candidate must;

Have a Diploma in Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition or Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized training institution
Have a valid Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND)
At least 2 years’ work experience including Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) services
Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel will be an added advantage
Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
Should be self-motivated
Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Computer literacy

Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

Applications should include the following

Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Photocopy of ID
Testimonials/ Recommendation

Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification