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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 15, 2023
  • Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic an...
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    Nutrition Officer

    Job Purpose

    To be responsible, by working in close collaboration with the MOH nutrition team and community health volunteers, for the screening activities of severely malnourished children and provide an integrated, comprehensive nutrition package that partly involves one-on-one nutritional counselling and assessment; with the aim of helping our clients lead healthy lives.

    Position Objectives and Responsibilities

    • Take a lead role in developing the clinic’s nutrition program at both technical and administrative levels.
    • Provide nutrition assessment for special needs clients and those identified at high nutritional risk and develop and implement dietary-care plans and nutritional counselling.
    • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, including food selection and preparation.
    • Capacity build health workers and the community on nutrition programmes/ interventions.
    • Develop nutrition outreach tools, such as pamphlets or other materials.
    • Provide nutritional outreach in the community via classes, health talks and collaboration with other SHOFCO programs.

    Education, Experience and Skills

    • Diploma or degree  in Nutrition and dietetics

    Professional Qualifications

    • Registration with the Kenya Nutritionist and Dietetics Board (KNDB)

    Other required qualifications (unique/job specific)

    • Knowledge of fitness program and sports nutrition
    • At least 1 years post registration experience in a busy health facility

    Functional Skills

    • Examining information
    • Providing insights
    • Developing expertise

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes

    • Following procedures
    • Upholding standards
    • Team working

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries. All Applicants must provide at least three professional references. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Applications should reach us no later than 15th February 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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