Job Description/RequirementsTheIRC lead a multi-agency program of operational research to develop asimplified combined protocol for the treatment of severe and moderateacute malnutrition (Combined Protocol for Acute Malnutrition Study-ComPAS). The ‘Combined Protocol’ was tested in a detailed RCT in twocountries: South Sudan and Kenya. The IRC is recruiting Nutritionists tobe part of a Team to advance this protocol through and operationalPilot in West Pokot County. He/she will be part of the team implementingCOMPAS.Workingunder the mentorship of the Nutrition Officer. The Nutritionist shallbe responsible for the day-to-day liaison and implementation of thepilot and other nutrition activities at subcounty level Support ongoingNutrition interventions that are not limited to COMPAS pilotimplementation, MIYCN activities family MUAC.He/she will be responsible for day-to-day data compilation.Key ResponsibilitiesAssist,plan and support the MOH on staff training and COMPAS pilot,distribution of MUAC tapes to families in the targeted areas.Collaboration with the ministry of health conduct trainings to M2MSGs on MIYCN practices.In collaboration with MOH Train community health workers including CHEWs and CHVs on family MUAC and COMPAS approach.Take part 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 practitioners.SupportMoH nutrition teams to offer support through counselling to individualswith 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,Supportsupervisor in Monitoring budget spending in line with spending plan andensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending andvalue for money.Collaborate closely with Supply Chain Department in logistical program, supplies, procurement, and supervise supply control.Support MOH on DQAs.Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.QualificationsHold a minimum of Diploma in Food Nutrition and Dietetics from recognized institution.Be registered with KNDI.Required Experience/CompetencesMinimum 1year experience within an INGO/NGO in implementing emergency community nutrition.Experience of Maternal infant and young child nutrition with strong BFHI/BFCI approaches.Experience in nutrition survey and assessment.Shown analytical, communication/ negotiation skills and ability to think strategically.Experience in report writing and excellent digital literacy.Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage)Proficiency in Pokot desirable.Flexible and positive personality.Strong planning and implementation capacity.Confident and capable negotiator, communicator, and networker.
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