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FH Kenya Field Nutritionist Jobs in Marsabit Kenya

FH / Kenya (Food for the hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development NGO seeks to fill in the following vacant positions at their Marsabit office

This is a short term program funded by UNICEF and running up to 31st October 2011.

Field Nutritionist 
2 Positions

The Field Nutritionist will support the management of acute malnutrition according to laid down procedures in close liaison with FH/Kenya, Nutrition Managers, WFP field monitor and the District Nutrition Officers (DNO).

Responsibilities
  • Prepare work plan including all key activities of high impact nutrition activities for the region/health facilities in consultation with key partners namely MOPHS/DNO/NSO.
  • Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
  • Conduct on-job trainings to the facility health workers and community health workers at their respective place of work.
  • Implement the high nutrition impact interventions packages in totality and in a professional manner at the health facilities and community levels.
  • Ensure formation of mother to mother support groups, their functionality and linkage to the health facilities
  • Ensure children under five years, pregnant and lactating mothers are screened on monthly basis and those malnourished referred for proper management.
  • Monitor supplies stock levels and report to the supervisor for timely replenishment.
  • Organize and deliver supplies to the health facilities based on the stock levels.
  • Monitor the implementation of the activities and prepare regular progress reports, and other reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with other agencies with nutrition programs in region/zone and maintain relationships within FH/K.
Qualifications / Experience
  • A degree in nutrition from a recognized university
  • A registered member of the Kenya nutritionists and dieticians institute will be an added advantage.
  • Working experience in Health and nutrition with bias in implementing on-job training on essential nutrition services
  • Training on Integrated Management Acute Malnutrition and Infant and young child feeding practices will be an added advantage
  • Should be a committed Christian and a team player.
  • Good knowledge of underlying causes of malnutrition
  • Must be computer literate and be very conversant with excel, Ms Word and ability to generate report through the computer.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to:

Human Resources Manager,
FH Kenya
P O Box 14978 -00800
Nairobi

Email address: hr_fhkenya@fh.org

or drop them at our Nairobi Office.(Life Ministry Centre, 3rd Floor Jabavu Road, Kilimani. Next to Kilimani Police station.)

Owing to the urgency of filling these positions, short listing will be done as soon as CVs are received.

Closing Date is 4th May, 2011

NB: only short listed candidates will be contacted via mobile phone and should be ready to avail themselves for interviews within a short notice.

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