Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Nutrition and Dietetics Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Nutrition and Dietetics Jobs in Kenya


Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the following positions within its staff establishment:


Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Nutrition and Dietetics Jobs in Kenya

Head of Department – Nutrition & Dietetics
(DCSND/KUTRRH /4)

1. Background Information


Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Service
Section/Unit: Nutrition & Dietetics
Job Title: Head of Department - Nutrition & Dietetics
Reports to: Deputy Director-Rehabilitative Services
Direct Reports:
a) Senior Nutritionist
b) Nutritionist I

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Rehabilitative Services, the Head of Nutrition & Dietetics job exists to coordinate and provide nutrition and dietetics services, coordinate nutrition and dietetics research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at the KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Plan for all nutrition services and resources required in the unit of the hospital;and thus participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in the unit within
    its vision, mission and culture and other national and international healthcare and frameworks.
  • Head nutrition and dietetics unit and act as its contact person in clinical referral
    services, research and training matters in the nutrition unit of the hospital.
  • Ensure that nutrition and dietetics unit of the hospital has all human and non-human
    resources required to offer nutrition and dietetics services, research and training in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of nutrition and dietetics staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide nutrition and dietetics services and service delivery in the
    nutrition and dietetics unit ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital.
  • Coordinate nutrition and dietetics referral services within and without the
    hospital according to the nutrition and dietetics needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise nutrition and dietetics staff together with their services, in the nutrition and dietetics unit of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely nutrition and dietetics
    services within the expected standards, complying with the established ethics and
    regulations in the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training
    and development of nutrition and dietetics staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide nutrition and dietetics research and training within the
    hospital.
  • Offer specialized nutrition and dietetics services advice to the hospital executive and
    other sections/units and the general public in the appropriate media.

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

    Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:

    a) Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics or any related field from a recognized institution
    b) Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics or any related field from a recognized
    institution
    c) Senior Management Course lasting not less than 6 weeks

    Professional qualifications and Compliance required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Registration with Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute
    b) Professional Insurance & Indemnity Cover

    Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
    a) Computer literate
    b) Knowledge of relevant legislations
    c) Knowledge of professional standards
    d) Proven track record of nutrition research and training in a reputable institution

    Soft skills required for the Job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Organizational skills
    c) Leadership skills
    d) Observation skills
    e) Analytical skills
    f) Compassionate
    g) Ability to work under pressure

    5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

    Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed
    to the position:


    At least five years’ experience as a Senior Nutritionist, two of which should be Head of Department in a reputable hospital.

    The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019

    If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of these posts, please send your;

    1. Application Letter,
    2. Curriculum Vitae and
    3. Filled Application Form

    ONLY via email to recruitment@kutrrh.go.ke

    Or hard copies can be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
    P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
    Nairobi Kenya

    For more information and job applications details, see; Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Nutrition and Dietetics Jobs in Kenya/a>

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