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Mubende, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 27, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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Job Title

Nutritionist job at Health Service Commission

Job Description

Assessment: Conduct assessments of individuals' dietary needs, health goals, medical conditions, and lifestyle factors.
Education: Provide education and counseling on nutrition, healthy eating habits, meal planning, and portion control.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessment: Conduct assessments of individuals' dietary needs, health goals, medical conditions, and lifestyle factors.

  • Education: Provide education and counseling on nutrition, healthy eating habits, meal planning, and portion control.

  • Customized Plans: Develop personalized nutrition plans tailored to clients' specific needs and goals, taking into account factors such as age, gender, activity level, and medical history.


  • Monitoring: Monitor clients' progress and make adjustments to their nutrition plans as needed.

  • Research: Stay updated on the latest research and trends in nutrition science to provide evidence-based recommendations.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as doctors, dietitians, and fitness trainers, to ensure comprehensive care for clients.

  • Public Education: Conduct community outreach programs, workshops, and seminars to promote nutrition awareness and healthy lifestyles.

  • Documentation: Maintain detailed records of clients' assessments, progress, and interventions.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science, or a related field is typically required. Some positions may require a master's degree or higher.

  • Certification/Licensure: Many jurisdictions require nutritionists to be certified or licensed. Certification is often obtained through organizations such as the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS).

  • Continuing Education: Nutritionists must stay current with advances in the field by participating in continuing education programs and obtaining relevant certifications.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for effectively counseling and educating clients.


  • Analytical Skills: Ability to interpret nutritional data, assess clients' dietary needs, and develop appropriate nutrition plans.

  • Empathy: Being empathetic and understanding of clients' challenges and motivations can facilitate behavior change and adherence to nutrition recommendations.

  • Ethical Standards: Adherence to ethical guidelines and professional standards in providing nutrition advice and counseling.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in using nutrition analysis software, as well as knowledge of food composition databases and dietary guidelines.

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How to Apply

• The application should be completed and submitted ONLINE.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Shortlisted candidates shall, where applicable, be required to bring their original certificates, letters of appointment, three copies of completed PSF 3, Registration Certificates and Valid Practicing Licenses and evidence of active service, at the oral interview.
• Candidates who will present forged certificates and other documents shall be handed over to the Police for appropriate action.
• Health Workers who are on long-term training (one year and above) must not apply.

In case of need, you are advised to seek help from the Health Service Commission which will respond to inquiries by telephone on 0414-254378 or 0414-348501, or email at ers.help@hsc.go.ug. In addition, you may also seek help from the Ministry of Health or the nearest National or Regional Referral Hospital Human Resource Unit.

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