Nutritionist (Central Province)

APPLICATION DEADLINEThursday, 23 June 2016
The Thrive Project is aimed at improving the nutritional status of People Living with HIV (PLHIV), including adults, children and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), by promoting good nutrition and preventing malnutrition. This project supports the delivery of nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) for HIV-positive individuals and OVC. The target beneficiaries are client enrolled in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and OVC. The nutrition intervention re envisioned to contribute to the improvement of anti-retroviral therapy ART) and palliative care clients’ outcomes. Over the life of the project, the Thrive Project is expected to integrate NACS services in 50 health facilities in four provinces in Zambia. At the health facility level, the project will provide high-energy protein supplements (HEPS) to eligible malnourished HIV and AIDS clients. To further support sustainable access to affordable, high quality HEPS, the project is partnering with a local food processor.
  • Ensure that the NACS services are domesticated by all health facilities and becomes part of the health care delivery system in all the Thrive Project supported facilities of Southern and Eastern provinces and incorporated in the district strategic plans
  • In conjunction with health facilities, GRZ, CBOs and FBOs to facilitate review meetings to ascertain progress on NACS implementation and written recommendations are shared to all partners for action
  • Ensure availability of job aids, data collection tools and functionality of anthropometric equipment in all health facilities
  • In addition to this to organize trainings for NACS implementing stake holders
  • Promote consistency in the collection of monthly data quality assurance (DQA) by first week of the following month and submitted to provincial coordinators
  • Share the SIMS indicators relating to NACS to be part of the health care delivery system
  • Through consultation with the Quality Improvement Officer and other health personnel trained in QI, to support provision of mentorship on identified areas needing improvement in health facilities so that the patients are able to receive the needed Nutrition care and support
  • Maintain an effective communication of program activity implementation to district health facilities and Thrive Project Provincial office
  • In collaboration with FPPs and district logistics personnel, to monitor accessibility of food supplies for eligible malnourished clients and ensuring compliance by stores, pharmacy, health staff and volunteers to all supply chain procedures
  • With support from community linkages officer, to ensure that health facilities on Technical Assistance (TA) and the clients are aware of retail shops stocking food supplements and the cost of the product.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of MS office (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to learn new things quickly and grasp
  • Willingness to travel and learn
  • Recent graduates with a completed Diploma in Food and Nutrition studies and with good average grades
How to applyQualified candidates should apply via the link below.
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