International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Emergency Response Nutrition Assistant

Job Purpose/Objective
Working under the guidance of the Emergency Nutrition Officer. The nutrition Assistant will be responsible for the day to day implementation of ; Integrated outreach models .i.e IMAM done by running Selective feeding program, blanket supplementary feeding program, nutrition surveillance and assessment including Mass Screening, Promotion of Maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN through the Community Health Volunteers.

He/she will be responsible for day to day data compilation.

Key responsibilities
Implementation of the emergency nutrition response in the selected location while ensuring adherence to the stipulated protocol
Implementation of outpatient therapeutic program of severely acute malnourished children under fives.
Implementation of supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives ,pregnant and Lactating women
Implement comprehensive Maternal Infant and young Child nutrition and Baby friendly community initiatives(BFCI) approaches
Support capacity building and OJT for MOH staff and CHWs through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings.
Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipment movements such as deliveries, storage, transport and utilization at thesite level
Offer nutrition support through counselling to individuals with medical complications including comprehensive care clinic clients
Conduct Mass screening for children under-fives regularly in collaboration with community health volunteers.
Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition program weekly, biweekly and monthly report of all activities implemented.
Liaise with supply Chain Department in logistical program supplies, procurement and monitor supply control
Support MOH on DQAs
Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

Hold a Certificate in Food Nutrition and dietetics from recognized institution
Must be registered with KNDI.

Experience/Competence
At least 1years experience within an INGO in
Experience of Maternal infant and young child nutrition with strong BFHI/BFCI approaches
Experience in nutrition survey and assessment
Proven analytical, communication/ negotiation skills and
Experience in report writing and excellent computer skills
Ability to work in hardship areas(previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage)
Flexible and positive personality.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

Disclaimer:
Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.

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