Overview

Nutritionist (Kakuma)

Job Description

Working under the guidance of the Nutrition Officer. The Nutritionist will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of: IMAM in nutrition clinics across the camp nutrition surveillance and assessment including Mass Screening, Promotion of Maternal infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN through the Community Health Volunteers and MIYCN assistants. He/she will be responsible for day-to-day data compilation.

Key Responsibilities

Implementation of the nutrition response in nutrition clinics while ensuring adherence to the stipulated protocol.
Implementation of outpatient therapeutic program of severely acute malnourished children under-fives.
Implementation of supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives, pregnant and Lactating women
Implement comprehensive Maternal Infant and young Child nutrition and Baby friendly community initiative (BFCI) approaches
Support capacity building and OJT for nutrition incentive staff and CHWs through identification of capacity gaps and supporting training.
Support the systematic delivery of health and nutrition education messages to the community
Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipment movements such as deliveries, storage, transport, and utilization at the site level
Offer nutrition support through counselling to individuals with medical complications including comprehensive care clinic clients
Conduct Mass screening for children under-fives regularly in collaboration with community health volunteers.
Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition program weekly, biweekly, and monthly report of all activities implemented.
Liaise with supply Chain Department in logistical program supplies, procurement and monitor supply control
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.

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