KNH Chief Nutrition Officer Jobs in Kenya

KNH Chief Nutrition Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Medical Services, the Chief Nutrition Officer will be
responsible for the planning, organizing, controlling, supervising and evaluating the
nutrition services in the Hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulating and reviewing of Policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Initiating and reviewing nutrition programmes.
  • Providing guidelines on supplemental and therapeutic diets for existing and
    emerging diseases for Hospital use.
  • Developing nutrition information, education, promotion and communication
    materials.
  • Providing nutrition consultancy support.
  • Developing specialized diets for special needs.
  • Providing nutrition services in specialized clinics.
  • Supporting inpatient and outpatient management.
  • Planning and preparing Hospital menus.
  • Facilitating training.
  • Conducting, monitoring and evaluating infant and young child feeding programmes.
  • Conducting research on nutrition and dietetics and preparing reports.
  • Developing nutrition guidelines.
  • Attending Doctors’ ward rounds and giving technical advice.
  • Conducting data audits in the Hospital.
  • Guiding on specifications and procurement and distribution of nutrition equipment
    and supplies.
  • Preparing reports.

    Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics,
    Dietetics/Clinical Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Home Economics and
    Nutrition or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics,
    Dietetics/Clinical Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Home Economics and
    Nutrition or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience with at least three (3) years’ experience
    as Deputy Chief Nutrition Officer or in a comparable role.
  • Certificate in Leadership/Management course.
  • Registration by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
  • Valid practicing certificate.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Fulfilled the requirements
    of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    How to Apply
  • Those interested in applying for the declared vacancies and meet the job specifications
    are required to apply online and Must submit a hard copy of the Hospital application form available in the website with copies of certificates and testimonials on
    or before 12th August 2019 to the address below:
  • The Chief Executive Officer
  • Kenyatta National Hospital
  • P.O Box 20723-00202
  • Nairobi
  • “Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates
    with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.
  • Please visit our website www.knh.or.ke for full profile of all the advertised positions and
    the Hospital application form and also the link to apply online.
  • NB: (a) For those applying for positions Job Group K5 to K1, you may apply
    online and attach relevant copies of certificates and testimonials through the email address; recruitment@knh.or.ke
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the
    following documents during the interview:-
  • A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
  • EACC Clearance
  • Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
  • HELB Compliance
  • KRA Tax Compliance
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • For more information and job application details, see; KNH Chief Nutrition Officer Jobs in Kenya

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