Nutrition Supervisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres Switzerland, Dadaab Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Posted by | August 17, 2018 | Jobs in Kenya, Jobs In Tanzania


  • Company: Medecins Sans Frontieres Switzerland, Dadaab Dagahaley Refugee Camp
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Kenya - NGO Jobs in Keny


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Project Summary: The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp.  MSF provides a full package of medical care through 2 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and Operating Theatre.


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Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners.

Reporting: The selected candidate will be reporting to the Project Medical Referent
Start date: Immediately
Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.
Contract duration: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)

Roles for the Nutrition Supervisor Job

  • Responsible for management of day to day operations and efficient coordination of nutrition program activities in MSF CH catchment area.
  • Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of the supplementary and therapeutic feeding programmes.
  • Lead and supervise team of staff providing nutrition support services in the hospital based therapeutic feeding centres and the outreach based supplementary feeding centres
  • Manage the supply chain of food and nutrition related commodities to the health facilities in the MSF CH operations catchment area.
  • Oversee the distribution of supplementary food provided by WFP at health posts
  • Prepare regular food requests and Cooperating Partner Distribution (CPD) reports on consumption, whilst ensuring compliance with WFP guidelines.
  • Ensure staff training and capacity building (formal and informal) under the supervision of the hierarchical referent.
  • Manage efficiently the nutritional program supplies and medical equipment: orders, follow-up of the stock, storage conditions, inventories, follow-up of expired supplies and their destruction.
  • Assure coordination and representation of MSF in nutritional sector inter agency activities and coordination meetings with other implementing partners such as UNHCR, World Food Programme and CARE International
  • Prepare monthly performance indicator reports on the nutrition sector, whilst ensuring continuous monitoring of trends in admissions to guide programme and stakeholder decisions for timely interventions on malnutrition
  • Participate actively in the monitoring and the reporting of nutritional program activities and propose analysis of these statistics, its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.)


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Nutrition Supervisor Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Must be registered and licensed by KNDI.
  • Desirable previous clinical supervision experience of at least one year, Essential, 2 years of relevant working experience
  • English and Local language essential
  • Desirable computer literacy
  • Competencies Results, teamwork, commitment, flexibility, service.

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How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter outlining HOW you fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points on or before 30th August 2018 to http://uhired.me/job/217
Applications must be received by the deadline.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee.

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