Nutrition Assistant Job in Kenya - Red Cross

Nutrition Assistant


  • The Nutrition 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 the transit center  in liaison with volunteers and nutrition at the county hospital. 
  • Work closely with volunteers and MIYCN counsellors to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place when beneficiaries get relocated to Kakuma
  • Supervise health activities at the transit Centre.
  • 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 at the county and Kakuma. 
  • 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 relevant health facilities at the county.
  • 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 volunteers and nutritionist at the county provide effective follow up of all cases admitted at the hospital.
  • 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 and ultimate report during referral.
  • Submit daily stock report, weekly HIS report and weekly health post report.
  • Support branch daily activities.

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Diploma in Nutrition from a recognized college/University
  • Must be registered by Kenya nutritionist and dietetic institute 
  •  At least 2 years’ experience of working in a refugee / transit centre/displacement centres set up or a similar context under the IMAM /CMAM program.
  • IMAM and MIYCN training is an added advantage
  • An understanding of the UNHCR /WFP reporting 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 candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through to reach us not later than 17th June 2023; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.