Job Opportunity at Medical Teams International, Assistant Nutrition Officer


Medical Teams International

Job Description 

Assistant Nutrition Officer(1)     Medical Teams International

Department: Program Grey Sections to be completed by Human Resources.

Team: Program Job Code:  

Reports to (position): Program Manager Org. Reporting Line:  

Location(s): Field Office, with frequent travel to health facilities Job Band:  

Workdays & Number of scheduled hours per week:

Monday-Friday, 40-45 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays FLSA: N/A

Full Time or Part Time Full Time

Position Type: Regular Employee EEO 

Job Class: N/A

Travel: Frequent travel to health facilities Last Update: 28/02/2022

If Manager of Staff: Number (and Titles) of Direct Reports: N/A Total # of Staff in Team/Department under management of this position: N/A

Medical Teams International Calling: 

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.


Responsible for assisting coordination of nutrition activities at the health facilities and communities under their supervision. Ensures proper case management and improved nutrition awareness. Assists in managing Food Distributor and provides technical supervision to community health teams related to nutrition.


  • Liaise with nutrition officer to 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 mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
  • 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


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics or related field is required


  • 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



In-depth knowledge of nutrition principles and management of acute malnutrition


  • 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 behaviour 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


  • 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


This position requires work at health facilities and in communities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Application Procedure: 

All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to:

Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.

Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Assistant Nutrition Officer”.

Application Deadline: 16th of March 2022 at 1700HRS.


Beware that Medical Teams does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing application, or any other fee). Medical Teams does not request any information related to bank accounts. If asked of any payment, please contact

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