SOS Children’s Villages Nutritionist Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2019

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person to become Nutritionist for SOS CV KE Family Strengthening Program based in Nairobi.

Key Functions of the Job

The nutritionist will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-

  • Design and implement the nutrition component of EcoSec assessments.
  • Understand the causes of malnutrition and use this knowledge in programming and sensitization strategy.
  • Evaluate/monitor the nutrition situation, alert when required and participate in the immediate response to critical situations.
  • Provide recommendations to orient the SOS program’s policy, strategy and targeting with regards to nutrition.
  • Include nutrition considerations in economic security programs by facilitating, designing and implementing strategies to improve the nutritional status of household members.
  • Prevent and treat acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • Evaluate the impact of nutrition/economic security interventions, and changes in population environment/livelihoods, and to adapt the programs accordingly.
  • Review and adapt nutrition inputs/interventions in emergency and recovery responses
  • Participate in internal/external workshops and seminars, and nutrition-related forums

The ideal candidate should be able to:

  • To design and implement EcoSec assessments incorporating nutrition components.
  • To understand the causes of malnutrition and use this knowledge in programming
  • To evaluate/monitor the nutrition situation, alert when required and participate in the immediate response to critical situations.
  • To provide recommendations to orient the SOS programme’s policy, strategy and targeting with regards to nutrition.
  • To include nutrition considerations in economic security programmes by facilitating, designing and implementing strategies to improve the nutritional status of household members.
  • To prevent and treat acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • To evaluate the impact of nutrition/economic security interventions, and changes in population environment/livelihoods, and to adapt the programmes accordingly.
  • To review and adapt nutrition inputs/interventions in emergency and recovery responses.
  • To represent the SOS at nutrition-related forums

Required Qualifications / Abilities

  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietics.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be registered and licenced by Kenya Nutritionist and Dieticians Insitute
  • At least 2 years’ experience in active nutrition and dietics..
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good organizational, managerial, planning, reporting skills and counselling skills.
  • A good understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children.

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application letter(stating current and expected pay) & updated CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 14th March 2019 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.