Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Nutritionist Jobs in Tanzania at Baylor Tanzania

Job Title: Nutritionist –One Post

Employer: Baylor - Tanzania

Duty Station: Mbeya

Application Deadline: 12th Aug 2013

Job Description:

Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation-Tanzania (Baylor-Tanzania) is looking for highly motivated, well- qualified individuals to join its growing program team

Job Summary:

To provide pediatric - focused nutrition counseling, education and support services to families and patients infected or affected by HIV.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides direct nutritional counseling to caregivers and patients attending the pediatric HIV care and treatment clinics at the zonal referral hospital in Mbeya

Support nutritional assessment of clients and formulates dietary care plans in coordination with other members of the clinical care team

Counsels’ individuals and groups of patients on basic principles of good nutrition, healthy eating habits and meal planning, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life

Develops and implements new nutrition programs, activities and services based on patients needs        

Supports orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) activities as they relate to child nutritional health, wellbeing and food security'

Supports community level and peer education programming in basic nutrition and maintains supervisory responsibility for nutrition associated peer education outreach activities

Develops and maintains print and non - print educational materials on nutritional topics for use by patients and clinicians

Provides in - service educational programs for clinicians on nutritional topics as needed

Performs related work as required

Qualifications and Experience

Graduate from a recognized University with a degree in nutrition or its equivalent in nutrition education with licensure as a registered dietitian Minimum of two years experience in the field

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nutritional care and counseling

Experience in planning of nutrition education programs with individuals and group; work in the community an added advantage

Skills in consumer based participatory program planning and activity implementation

Knowledge of and experience with HIV - associated nutritional issues a plus

Ability to identify nutrition education needs and develop appropriate programs to meet those needs

How to Apply:

Send your CV with a covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the vacancy to the following address;

The Human Resource Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Mbeya
P. O. Box 2663,