KNBS Public Health Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

KNBS Public Health Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Delegation of the European Union has funded a project to establish a Kenya National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (KNIPFN) as a part of this international effort.

The initiative aims to strengthen national capacity to make better use of existing information and data to inform policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors that could contribute to better nutrition for the Kenyan population.

The project is being implemented by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in partnership with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and in collaboration with all the sectors that have a role in improving nutrition in Kenya including the State Department of Planning.

KIPPRA will take the lead in policy analysis while KNBS will lead the statistical analysis of the existing data available.

The work of the KNIPFN will be supported throughout the project by a Global Support Facility (GSF) managed by the Agrinatura Consortium, which is also funded by the donors to the NIPN initiative.

The KNIPFN initiative invites application from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

Health Nutritionist

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Project Director in KNBS and working closely with the Senior Analyst in KNBS, the Senior Policy Advisor in KIPPRA, and also with sector specialists, the job holder will undertake systematic reviews of existing information derived from reports, evaluations and research papers to provide advice to the Policy Advisory Committee of the National Information Platform for
    Nutrition initiative.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Working with a team in the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to collect national grey literature consisting of policy documents, project
    reports, evaluations and studies, and international published literature that help understand the relationship between policies, programmes
    and interventions in sectors that may contribute to better nutritional outcomes for the population;
  • Undertaking systematic reviews of the literature on efforts in all sectors
    to improve human nutrition; (the sectors may include health, agriculture, food security; water and sanitation, social protection, and
  • Developing relationships with staff of United Nations agencies, NGOs, and universities in
    the fields of nutrition, agriculture, social protection, WASH and education to receive the latest reports and relevant documents, to develop a network of key informants;
  • methodically searching databases such as PubMed, PubAg, AGRICOLA and AGRIS for papers and reports of relevance to the topic under
  • Creating searchable electronic archive of indexed reports and documents with support of the Data Manager of KNBS;
  • Maintaining a library of policy documents, reports and papers;
  • Writing reviews about specific issues derived from review of the national and international literature, and contributing to the development of policies and programmes for nutrition;
  • Preparing presentations on the information required by the Policy Advisory Committee;
  • Undertaking any other official assignment as instructed by the Supervisor.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health Nutrition or Public Health with a specialisation in Human Nutrition or equivalent qualifications from a
    recognised institution;
  • Ten (10) years’ working experience as a public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Researcher or Senior Nutrition Advisor;
  • Proven experience in reviewing, analysing and summarising grey and published literature;
  • Proven ability in writing technical reports, documents or papers;
  • Skills in preparing presentations using Microsoft Office software;
  • An ability to write reports in English.

    How to Apply

  • Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6, which is available on the KNBS website accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials.
  • The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 103

  • Applications must be received not later than 5th February, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; KNBS Public Health Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

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