Nutrition Program Consultant (894)
NC Division of Public Health
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Job Description and Requirements
Qualified applicants must meet and reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience specified in the supplemental question(s)to be considered. (894)
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with its partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services.
As a part of DHHS, the Division of Public Health is made of several sections servicing the citizens of North Carolina. The Nutrition Service Branch is a part of the Women and Children's Health Section within Public Health. Activities of the Nutrition Services Branch promote sound nutrition habits among infants, children and women in their child-bearing years. Branch staff work with county, state and private agencies to improve health status by reducing the incidence of nutritional risk factors, improving pregnancy outcomes, and hastening recovery from illness and injury through the provision of technical assistance, education and supplemental foods.
The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate programmatic and nutrition training for local health agency staff and staff of public and private entities; to develop nutrition education tools that promote breastfeeding, healthful eating and physical activity in women, children and families; to conduct social marketing and health education campaigns; and to support quality assurance of nutrition programs through program monitoring and evaluation. Some travel is required. This position, also known as a Nutrition Education and Training Specialist, reports to the Nutrition Education and Training Team Leader.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
The following competencies must be documented in your job duties on your application and demonstrated in your employment history on your application. Generic job duties will not be considered- job duties should include the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below (if applicable). See resume is not acceptable.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of normal and therapeutic nutrition and its relationship to growth, chronic disease, principles and practices of behavior change, nutrition needs across the lifespan with a special focus on women and children, program planning, implementation and evaluation, and public health service delivery. Skilled in education techniques and the use of media in the delivery of education.
Strong skills demonstrated to interpret, understand and translate research findings into education information, communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing, and to prepare and present educational and training materials to professional and lay groups. Skills in planning, designing and developing educational programs, planning programs and intervention strategies, public speaking, organizing work, working with individuals and on a team.
Skill in problem solving techniques. Experience in analyzing, interpreting, recommending and implementing policy and procedure guidelines. Mastery of the process and practice of consultation. Well-developed skills in education/training techniques as applied to adult education and various group process techniques.
Experience in federal nutrition programs and/or maternal and child nutrition programs, nutrition policy.
Professional Credentials Required:
Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration
Position is office based with statewide travel required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in nutrition or public health nutrition, with three years of program administration or supervisory experience, plus the ADA commission on dietetic eligibility.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Please submit your application on line.
[posted Mar 1, 2018]
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