A Nutritionist is needed to work in Lodwar, Kenya

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Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. The IRC has been working in Kenya since 1992, providing crucial services across the two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, and a number of counties (Garissa, Turkana, Samburu, Kajiado, Lamu and Nairobi) implementing programs in the sectors of health, nutrition, governance & rights, women’s protection & empowerment, Economic Recovery and Development, as well as providing emergency response through a network of field offices and a range of institutional and community-based partnerships.

Working under the guidance of the Senior Nutrition Officer, the Nutritionist will be the team leader and will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Emergency grant Nutrition interventions on MIYCN practices: They will be responsible for day-to-day data compilation.

Key Responsibilities

 In support of the nutrition officer plan and support the distribution of family MUAC tapes to families in the targeted areas.
 In collaboration with the ministry of health conduct trainings to M2MSGs on MIYCN practices during Covid – 19 Pandemic.
 Train and mentor families including CHEWs and CHVs on family MUAC approach.
 Support the nutrition officer in the development of wok plans for the activities to be implemented.

 Plan and conduct trainings on Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP), IMAM and MIYCN to other mainstream health professionals.
 Offer nutrition support through counselling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
 Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly, and monthly reports of all the activities implemented.
 Support the nutrition officer in Monitoring budget spending in line with spending plan and ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.
 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.


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


 Minimum 1year experience within an INGO in implementing emergency community nutrition.
 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 ability to think strategically.
 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)
 Fluency in Nga’Turkana desirable
 Flexible and positive personality
 Strong planning and implementation capacity
 Confident and capable negotiator, communicator, and networker
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

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.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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