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AJIRALEO TANZANIA
MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL
Jobs in Tanzania: New Job Vacancies at Medical Teams International, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Job Title: NUTRITION OFFICER (2 POSITIONS)
Job Summary
Responsible for coordinating and leading nutrition activities for the health facilities and communities under their supervision. Ensures proper case management and improved nutrition awareness. Directly manages Nutritionist and Food Distributor and provides technical supervision to community health teams related to nutrition.
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Job Description
Reports to Direct: Medical Coordinator
Supervises Direct: Nutritionists
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensure nutrition clinics and community outreach activities are carried out as per facility work plans with emphasis on integration with medical services; Ensure duty rosters are appropriately developed and approved by respective In-Charge
  • Ensure malnutrition case screening and growth monitoring is carried out and appropriate corrective actions implemented
  • Documents management records on activities under nutrition services; Consolidate data from Nutritionists to prepare reports as per schedule and make data-driven program decisions
  • Participate in research activities that contribute to improving community health
  • Build capacity of inpatients and caregivers by advising on proper care and nutrition at home
  • Carry out home visits to follow up on discharged patients to ensure adherence to advice
  • Ensure the security of food and related nutrition supplies, including taking precautions to avoid contamination
  • Ensure the kitchen and surrounding environment is hygienic and well maintained
  • Ensure that nutrition practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentor-ship and participate in capacity building opportunities
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
  • Other duties as assigned
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EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics or related field is required
EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum 2 years of nutrition field experience with a busy project implementing IMAM is required
  • Experience in clinical medicine or community health is an added advantage
  • Experience working in emergency operations is an added advantage
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE
  • In-depth knowledge of nutrition principles and management of acute malnutrition
SKILLS
  • Skilled in coordinating staff and community members to deliver health education sessions and nutritional screening activities
  • Skilled in conducting nutritional assessments and managing cases
  • Skilled in presenting complex information at an appropriate level to an individual or group
  • Skilled in using behavior change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of healthcare needs
  • Skilled in data analysis and report writing
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A good command of both written and spoken English
ABILITIES
  • Keen desire to build capacity of staff
  • Ability to be flexible and manage stress, especially in situations which require a high degree of diplomacy
  • Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
Documents to be attached with application:
  • CV/Resume (in English) 
  • Birth Certificate or National ID or Passport (Provide only one document) 
  • Academic Certificate  
  • Registration Certificate from Pharmacy Council of Tanzania 
  • Recommendation Letter from previous employer 
  • Copy of police report or letter of good character from local government
  • Copy of Certificate of Service from previous employer
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their Application letter and CV ONLY saved as your name (Surname FirstName) in PDF or Word ONLY with subject as  “NUTRITION OFFICER” , including 3 work related referees to [email protected]
Indicate your Salary expectation/ current or previous salary/Notice Period at the bottom of your CV
INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE: NUTRITION OFFICER
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24th December 2019 5.00PM