IRC Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

IRC Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Working under the guidance and supervision of the Snr. Nutrition Officer, The Nutritionist will lead the implementation of all nutrition related activities at the IRC run health facilities and communities in the refugee settlement and the surrounding host communities in Hagadera refugee camp. The Nutritionist will be responsible for providing training (nutrition), coaching, mentorship and technical support, including M&E for the nutrition program.

  • Key areas will include, but not limited to the detection and treatment of acute cases of malnutrition; implementation of the prevention package of COMPASS, IMAM, IYCF, Maternal Child Health and Nutrition; supporting outreach activities that include surveillance and patient follow up; and preparing and submission of weekly and monthly reports as required.

    Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC/OTP/SFP.

  • Give and advise on the drug regimen for children in the SC, OTP and SFP programs.

  • Participate in daily ward rounds in the SC ward with the medical team.

  • Mentor the nutrition assistant staff and auxiliary nurses to manage patients with acute malnutrition as per protocol.

  • Train and mentor IRC nutrition staff and other key stakeholders in GMP, IYCF and IMAM; especially the OTP and SC staff.

  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.

  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.

  • Monthly submission of CMAM, COMPASS report to the Snr.Nutrition Officer for reviews.

  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital SC and Comprehensive care Clinic (CCC) and other entry points in the health programme in liaison with relevant IRC sectors.

  • Plan and Conduct continuous monitoring of the OTP, SFP and SC patient.

  • Participate in program strategic planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with key stakeholders and cooperating partners.

  • Adhere and uphold IRC code of conduct at respective work area.

  • Directly supervise nutrition assistants in OTP/SFP sites.

  • Supervise and work in strict collaboration with the nutrition team in the screening activities of severely
    malnourished children.

  • Identify training gaps for the incentive staff and beneficiaries within nutrition program and communicate the same to the program manager.

  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of essential nutrition therapeutic feeds such as F100, F75, RUTF.RUSF, CSB++and Resomal to avoid stock outs.

  • Create appropriate linkages and referral for nutrition activities.

  • Work closely with other health programs in spirit of integration for maximum output.

  • Attend all program implementation meetings.


  • Hold a Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized College/University.

  • MUST Registration and Up to date License with KNDI

  • Possess at least three (2) years’ experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy hospital and community set up.

  • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.

  • MUST have a valid certificate of Good Conduct.

  • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must have cognate skills in computer applications.

  • MUST possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills.

  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.

    Required Experience:

  • Addition nutrition training in CMAM/IMAM/COMPASS and MIYCN is an added advantage.

  • Strong communication skills, oral, written and presentation.

  • Previous experience in Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya.

  • Previous experience working in insecure contexts.

  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

  • Strong background in humanitarian projects.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, E- mail, out look.

  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

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