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Manager Dietetics Services – (HPC/ND 4) (vacant)

                                           Salary $5,863,044 per annum


Under the general direction of the Director, Nutrition and Dietetics, the Manager Dietetics Services shall will primarily be responsible for the planning, organizing and directs dietary service programmes for the Ministry of Health and Wellness and Hospital Island wide.     



1. Collaborates in the development, implementation and evaluation of National Policies and Programmes on Dietetics.

2. Develops, field test and equip government hospitals with standards and norms to guide the operation of Dietary Services in public hospitals.

3. Sets national directional priorities for the dietetics component of health care, providing a critical link between the Ministry of Health and Wellness, and the Regional Health Authorities.

4. Monitors the implementation of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

5. Provides technical support to facilities that provide maternity and pediatric services.

6. Provides technical guidance to the Regional Health Services on all aspects of dietetics services. 


Key responsibility areas INCLUDES:

      1.    Assesses available information and provides advice to guide the formulation of Dietetics and Nutrition Policies.


      2.    Collaborates with the Programme Development Officer – Nutrition in identifying Nutrition and Dietetics priority issues and develop appropriate strategic approaches.


      3.    Establishes a monitoring system for Dietetics data to inform programme implementation:

I.          Identify indicators for monitoring 

II.         Manage the collection and dissemination

III.        Develop the reporting mechanism to ensure that the appropriate data is submitted in order to facilitate monitoring


      4.    Develops and monitors the issue of nutrition care plans for the management of specific disease states in the delivery of health care services.


      5.     Assesses and coordinates relevant hospital Dietetics systems and subsystems (clinical and administrative) to ensure that operational standards are met.


      6.    Provides technical guidance and support to policy makers, Regional Health Authorities, Dietitians and Technical staff on nutrition and dietetics issues.




 Minimum Required Education and Experience  

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or Equivalent, with an approved Internship   from an accredited institution.


Master’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics or Equivalent


Be registered with the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM) and


Post graduate training in Management plus a minimum of seven (7) years’


Applications with résumés are to be submitted no later than July 14, 2024 to:


Senior Director

Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health & Wellness

40 Knutsford Boulevard

Kingston 5



The Ministry of Health thanks all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.