Clinic Nutritionist at Shining Hope for Communities

On Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:-

Clinic Nutritionist

Location: Kibera
Reports to: Clinic Medical Coordinator
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm, 1 Saturday a month

Job Overview:

We are looking for a highly ambitious, self-driven and skilled nutritionist to work in our community clinic. The successful candidate will provide an integrated, comprehensive nutrition package that partly involves one-on-one nutritional counselling and assessment; with the aim of helping our clients lead healthy lives.

Duties and responsibilities:

  •   Take a lead role in developing the clinic’s nutrition program at both technical and administrative levels.
  •   Complete monthly reports as required by the GoK and SHOFCO
  •   Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to your job.
  •   Provide nutrition assessment for special needs clients and those identified at high nutritional risk and develop and implement dietary-care plans and nutritional counselling.
  •   Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, including food selection and preparation.
  •   Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  •   Develop nutrition outreach tools, such as pamphlets or other materials
  •   Provide nutritional outreach in the community via classes, health talks and collaboration with other SHOFCO programs


  1. Minimum two years of similar work experience
  2. Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Enthusiastic, outgoing personality with an innate ability to inspire people
  4. Knowledge of fitness programme and sports nutrition
  5. Impeccable personal presentation
  6. Ability to manage different tasks simultaneously and work under pressure
  7. A passion for healthy living

Must Have

  •   A Bachelor’s degree in nutrition.
  •   Proven prior experience counselling patients or working in a hospital clinic.
  •   High administrative and analytical capacity.
  •   Excellent computer skills.
  •   English language proficiency (being able to read, write and carry conversations).
  •   Good communication skills.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, [email protected]

So as to reach us no later than 6th September 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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