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SENIOR PRINCIPAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS OFFICER, JOB GROUP KNH 5 (1 POST) (Re-Advertisement)
The Senior Principal Nutrition and Dietetics Officer shall be reporting to the Director – Medical Services, for the provision of nutrition services in the hospital. The Senior Principal Nutrition and Dietetics Officer will be responsible for planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating nutrition services.
Duties and Responsibilities
a) Planning, organizing and coordinating nutrition programmes in the hospital and providing nutrition consultancy support.
b) Provide innovative, preventive and curative nutrition services to inpatients and outpatients in accordance with the Constitution.
c) Set comprehensive performance targets in line with the KNH Strategic Plan 2018/2023 and ensuring their achievement.
d) Formulating and reviewing of Nutrition Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
e) Facilitate training and research on Nutrition and Dietetics.
f) Developing nutrition information, education, promotion and communication materials.
g) Guiding on procurement of nutrition supplements and assessment tools.
h) Prepare expenditure estimates for the department and ensure proper utilization of the allocated funds.
i) Conduct audits and surveys on nutrition processes in the hospital.
Qualifications and Experience
a) Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetics/clinical Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Home Economics and Nutrition or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
b) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetics/Clinical Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Home Economics and Nutrition or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
c) Minimum six (6) years relevant experience with at least three (3) years’ experience as Principal Nutrition and Dietetics Officer or in a comparable role.
d) Certificate in Leadership / Management course.
e) Registration by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
f) Valid practicing certificate.
g) Proficiency in computer applications.
h) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
i) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Method of Application
All those Interested in the above positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to download and fill the application form available at KNH Website http://www.knh.or.ke. The application form together with a detailed C.V indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or 13th April 2021 to the address below:-
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
“Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.
(a) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-
• A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
• EACC Clearance
• Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
• HELB Compliance
• KRA Tax Compliance
“Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification”.