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PlusNews Weekly Issue 290, 30 June 2006

1. Consultants - Ministry of Health Botswana

The Ministry of Health is in the process of establishing two nutrition Rehabilitation Centres in Nyangabgwe Hospital (Francistown) and Princess Marina Hospital (Gaborone). This project is being funded by the United States government, under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The overall purpose of the Rehabilitation Centres is to ensure an effective and comprehensive management of malnourished children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. The Centres will also provide on-site training for caregivers and healthcare providers.


The consultation services will equip professional personnel to manage malnourished children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS, thereby reducing the rate of admissions and hospital visits.


  • development of a training curriculum for healthcare providers in the management of malnourished children
  • training nutrition rehabilitation personnel and healthcare providers in the care and management of malnourished children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS
  • play a leading role in the development of IEC materials to support training and counselling of caregivers
  • provide technical support in programme design and implementation
  • provide technical assistance and guidance to the personnel of the nutrition Rehabilitation Centres

12 months (6 months Nyangagbwe Hospital, Francistown, and 6 months Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone).


  • at least a post-graduate degree in a health-related field; a BSc Dietetics/Human Nutrition with clinical experience
  • experience in the care and management of malnourished children
  • experience in curriculum development
  • at least 7 years' work experience, of which 4 years should be in paediatric nutrition
  • management skills and ability to work independently and be part of a team
  • good command of written and spoken English, with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • computer skills and the ability to manage data

Applicants should provide three references; at least one MUST be from current or previous work-related experience

All applications should be addressed to the:
National Coordinator,
National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA)
PEPFAR Project Coordinating Unit, P/Bag 00463
Hand delivered to office 109, West Gate Mall, NACA. Closing date: 14 July 2006




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