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Regional Nutritionist
Salary £16,023

Over the past seven years an extensive research programme has developed new methodologies of assessing the nutritional status and vulnerability of older people. A nutritionist is now needed to disseminate the research findings and promote work that will improve the nutritional status of older people.

Based in the HelpAge International Africa regional office in Nairobi, with extensive travel in the region, the postholder will provide advice, training and support to NGOs, academic institutes and governments. Required: a qualified nutritionist with an in depth understanding of nutrition issues in a developing country and at least 3 years relevant experience, preferably some gained with an NGO. Strong communication, and coordination skills are important as are report writing and budget management skills. You will need to be fluent in English and ideally have a working knowledge of French or Arabic.
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to: HelpAge International, PO Box 14888, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. Fax: +254 2 441052 Email:
Applications should be received by the 30th July 1999.


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Please send CVs indicating which positions you are interested in and quoting Field Exchange to Patrick Brooke, International Health Exchange, 8-10 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NA. Tel: +44 171 836 5833. Fax: +44 171 379 1239. Email:

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Jobs. Field Exchange 7, July 1999. p12.



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