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Applied Nutritionist or Home Economist Job in Kenya

Real Impact is an NGO working with network partners in East Africa to alleviate malnutrition and poverty through the integration of sound agronomic programmes in Nutrition Gardens linked to balanced menus in institutional and domestic kitchens. 

The position holder will further develop and implement the Real Impact Applied Nutrition curriculum and training materials and liaise with the Agronomy Team to optimise the nutritional outputs and utilisation of Nutrition Garden vegetables and bought-in dry goods.

The post requires an out-going personality, capable of motivating teams and providing a strong role model in terms of personal commitment to sound nutrition through their own diet and life-style. Confidence and experience in delivery of stimulating training sessions is essential.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate practical cooking skills and ability to design nutritionally balanced menus at both the institutional mass catering level and for domestic households. 

The candidate must also have extensive networking abilities with relevant stakeholders within the Ministries, donor and NGO networks and be familiar with current regional nutritional statistics and research issues, particularly concerning HIV, child and pregnant/lactating mothers.

Report writing skills are essential and pdf copies of recent reports for which the candidate is the main author should be sent with the application.

The candidate must be computer literate (power point, word, excel) and hold a current driving license and work permit if non-Kenyan.

  • Degree in Applied Nutrition or Home Economics minimum 2nd upper honours
  • Commercial experience in large scale catering e.g. canteen, hospital, restaurant – provide references
  • Minimum 5 years experience working with a relevant donor funded project e.g. USAID APHIA, FTC, WFP, UNICEF – please provide 2 references from donor project managers.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Please send current salary details with application. 

Applications to: Closing date: Mon 22nd August 2011 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of closing consider your application unsuccessful.

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