FHI 360 NGO Technical Officer - Nutrition - Jobs in Kenya
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing mentorship, coaching and regular updates to service providers in the area of both pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment and nutrition.
They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of care is sustained across the program as defined by the MOH quality standards.Provide mentorship, coaching and updates to service providers at the CC/ART to offer patients quality care and treatment services according to the national guidelines and standards.
Provide updates to the service providers in the CCC/MCH on the current nutrition policies, strategies and guidelines with reference to MNCH, child survival and HIV/AIDS interventions.
Support the service providers by recommending relevant treatment and care for the patients with opportunistic infections and recommend initiation of ART treatment in accordance with the MOH recommended guidelines. Offer mentorship to service providers in CCC attending to HIV infected adults and children on current HIV care standards and high impact nutrition interventions such as Maternal nutrition and supplementation, exclusive breast feeding, Infant and Young child feeding/Complementary feeding, Zinc and vitamin A supplementation, growth monitoring, control of diarrheal diseases, IMCI and nutrition assessments and rehabilitation. Liaise with other project staff working in the community to address issues of defaulter tracing, HIV prevention and addressing other social determinants of health to mitigate the impact of those affected and infected by HIV. Coordinate and provide needed programmatic support to ensure the health facilities with high patient workloads and poor performing sites in terms of initiating patients on treatment are mentored and the necessary skills and confidence is transferred to the clinicians.
Support facilities to institute systems for inter and intra facility referrals. Build the capacity of the facility supervisory teams to conduct effective high-quality support supervision for nutrition services.
Ensure quality of care is attained for patients seeking the services.
Ensure the documentation of appropriate services rendered to the patients is done in the relevant service registers including the nutrition related registers, HMIS and CHANIS.
Ability to meet deadlines, be self-motivated and function optimally with minimal supervision.
Creativity and innovativeness in adapting to challenging work environments.
Constructive and productive team player with good communication skills.
Knowledge of HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, nutrition and public health.
Ability to provide a wide range of clinical and nutrition services and capable of effective transference of skills with effective communication.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Computer software skills for word processing.
Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workload.
Ability to lead and work in teams to accomplish given tasks.
Diploma in Nutrition with at least 7-9 years relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years or Master’s degree with 3-5 years relevant work experience.
Experience in supervision and mentorship is essential.
Demonstrable knowledge and skills in nutrition programming will be an essential requirement.
Nursing/Clinical Medicine background with post-basic Diploma in Nutrition or a BSc in Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics or Food Science and Technology with 5 years relevant work experience and 3 years’ experience in Nutrition services working in a busy health facility/nutrition program preferably in the public sector.
Registered by the Kenya Nutrition and Dietetic Institute.
Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 31st May, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 NGO Technical Officer - Nutrition - Jobs in Kenya
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