Paediatric Dietician Adviser

Closing Date: 19 June 2023

Category: Healthcare & Medical

Paediatric Dietician Adviser - Lenakel Hospital

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 
VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

About volunteering with VSA 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 
Our Partner Organisation - Lenakel Hospital

Lenakel Hospital is the main Ministry of Health hospital forTafea provinceand is located on the largest island of Tanna in the town of Lenakel.

The hospital services the four surrounding islands Erromango, Aniwa, Futuna and Aneityum, serving a population of approximately 36,000people.

The Hospital provides 24/7 acute care and outpatient clinics for the local population as well as providing outreach clinics to meet the needs of more remote communities.

The hospital has 40beds and approximately 75 staff. There are outlying aid posts and dispensaries on the island that provide basic primary health care to the community and the resources are supplied from Lenakel Hospital.

The Country

Experience the rich history and culture, friendly people, enjoy some fresh seafood in Vanuatu.

The Assignment

In this assignment a VSA volunteer will work with the local Paediatric team to document via survey, the prevalence of malnutrition in children and infants in Tanna–due to limited access to the hospital for the majority of the population, this survey is necessary to get a true idea of the scale of the problem.

The volunteer will then work alongside the Paediatric Malnutrition Nurse to develop educational resources to better communicate and inform parents and patients about nutrition.

This will be supported by the volunteer working alongside the kitchen staff to assist in the development of more nutritious meals being served to all patients.

The Volunteer

Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

 • A registered dietician with the NZ dieticians board and hold a current Annual practicing certificate

• Experience working specifically with children

• At least 24 months work experience in either aprimary or secondary health      care facility

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • A fantastic volunteering opportunity in beautiful Vanuatu
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Work with the Paediatric team to improve the nutritional levels of children.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.