Nutrition & Dietetics Officer

Recruiter / Employer: Kitui County Public Service Board
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Requirements for appointment 

  •  Be a Kenyan Citizen; 
  •  Bachelors’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetics/ Clinical Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition or Home Economics from a recognized institution; 
  •  Have Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND); and 
  • Have a Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  •  Conducting nutrition assessment, nutrition screening and referring cases to various existing programs; 
  •  Collecting dietetic nutrition data; 
  •  Carrying out child growth monitoring and promotion activities; 
  •  Conducting routine weight monitoring for expectant women; 
  •  Assisting in lifestyle disease prevention and management programs; 
  •  Running Out Patient Supplementary Feeding Programs and out Patient Therapeutic Feeding Programs (SFP and OTP); 
  •  carrying out micronutrient supplementation; 
  •  Preparing monthly reports for use in planning and monitoring nutrition programs; 
  •  Following up on home-based nutrition care; 
  •  Promoting baby friendly hospital and community initiatives; 
  •  Carrying out nutrition education and counseling of patients in health care facilities;
  •   Promoting consumption of fortified foods and dietary diversification at the community and facility level.
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