Vacancies at Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Tanzania



Posted by: Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Tanzania (Mbeya)
Posted date: 2016-Jan-28

Location: Mbeya

Baylor College of Medicine' Children's Foundation Tanzania is a Non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to supporting 'the provision of high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment to HIV -exposed and infected children and adolescents in the Lake and Southern Highlands Zones of Tanzania through service delivery; training and research. Baylor Tanzania is part of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS initiative (BIPAI clinical centers of Excellence Network Which is headquartered at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Through collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), Baylor - Tanzania is looking for highly motivated, well-qualified individual to join its growing program team in the following vacant position:

Post: Nutritionist

Location: Mbeya Center of Excellence

Reports to: Clinical Director

Position Summary: To provide counseling to patients with medical problems affected by nutritional status and nutrition education to patients with a focus on disease prevention.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides nutritional counseling on an individual basis upon referral by clinicians as a part of the clinical treatment plan.
Assess nutritional needs and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
Counsel individuals and groups of patients on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
Provides nutritional counseling for groups of patients needing ongoing assistance with management of a specific nutritional problem as a part of the overall clinical treatment plan.
Develops and implements new nutrition programs and services based on patients' needs.
Directs the implementation of the nutrition component of the Program.
Serves as a consultant to the Women's Clinic Clinicians in the prevention and treatment of patients with clinical problems which have a nutritional component.
Serves as a consultant to physicians in the medical clinics in the management of diabetic patients.
Conducts a peer education outreach program in basic nutrition and maintains supervisory responsibility for peer education outreach activities.
Develops and maintains print and non-print educational materials on nutritional topics for use by patients and clinicians.
Provides in-service educational programs for clinicians on nutritional topics as needed.
Performs related work as required.

Qualifications and Experience
· Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in nutrition or its equivalent in nutrition education with licensure as a registered dietitian with at least two years experience in the same field.

· Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nutritional care and counseling.

· Skill in planning of nutrition education programs.

· Skill in involving potential program users in the program activities.

· Ability to identify nutrition education needs and to develop appropriate programs to meet those needs.

· Ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing.

· Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, community leaders, and staff.





Senior Administrator, Baylor College of Medicine Children's

Foundation - Tanzania

P.O. Box 2663 Mbeya, Tanzania

Deadline 12th February 2016


Send it by email through hr@bylortanzania.or.tz



Nurse (1 position)

Location: Mbeya
Position Summary:
To provide HIV/AIDS nursing support services to children and their care providers attending the COE.

Duties and Responsibilities
To provide basic assessment and triage i.e. monitoring and recording vital signs, growth and development monitoring; including weight and height assessment using plotted growth charts
Identify patients who need immediate attention
Assist doctors to do investigations and procedures
Attend COE meetings
Ensure smooth flow of patients to different areas of the unit
To support patients and their caregivers by providing information about HIV/AIDS and helping them to problem solve to optimize their care and treatment
To identify cases for referral and discussion with other members of COE care and treatment team to provide enhanced patient care
Assist in escorting patients to their referral units/wards.
To provide education to medical trainees regarding pediatric and general HIV/AIDS care
To provide technical assistance to health care providers in pediatric and general HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment and complications both within the COE as well as in outside facilities
Providing quality nursing services to the patients

Qualifications / Skills
Registered or enrolled nurse with minimum of 3 years experience
Registered by the Tanganyika Nurses and Midwives Council
Training in HIV/AIDS from a recognized institution
Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to work as part of a team
Counseling skills is an added advantage


If you are qualified and wish to join Baylor – Tanzania, Apply in confidence by submitting an application letter, a detailed CV, relevant copies of your certificates, and the names and contact information for three referees should be addressed to:

Senior Administrator, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Tanzania
P.O. Box 2663 Mbeya, Tanzania

An electronic copy of ONLY the application letter and CV should also be sent via hr@bylortanzania.or.tz 

Application should reach Baylor – Tanzania no later than March 15th, 2016.

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



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