ADVERTISEMENT: NUTRITION OFFICER
Save the Children in Kenya is responding to the ongoing drought that affected the lives and livelihoods through multi-sectoral response strategy The Nutrition Officer will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of nutrition interventions in the emergency programme. He/She will play a critical role in the scale up of IMAM services, BFHI and IMAM surge model as well promotion of optimum maternal, infant and young child practices at community level. The position holder will work closely with the county health department and the local partner to strengthen health system support for improved quality of care
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Organize trainings for Ministry of Health staff and community health volunteers on nutrition system strengthening including Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition, IMAM Surge, and baby friendly community initiative
- Coordinate nutrition messaging to mother-to-mother support groups and during set up of kitchen gardens at household level
- Promote infant and young child feeding practices through community campaigns and other channels.
- Ensure availability and distribution of IEC materials, nutrition protocols and supplies, reporting tools etc. at health facility and Community Level.
- Develop and implement Health System Strengthening training needs, assist in defining training needs, develop strategies to achieve targets and coordinate training activities.
- Coordinate and maintain strong partnerships with other actors in health and nutrition at sub-county and community levels.
- In consultation with subcounty nutrition focal point organize mobile integrated mobile clinics.
- Promote integration of nutrition in FSL.
- Support the MoH to conduct annual SMART, SQUEC and any other surveys follow up implementation of recommendations.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)
- Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and other project staff in monitoring and evaluation of project activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
- Share case studies, human-interest stories, documentaries and other related materials with MEAL Unit
- Carry out regular field monitoring visits and attend facility review meetings to provide support.
- Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
- Collect complaints and feedback during field activities and ensure that these are shared with MEAL officers for updating of the CFRM database.
- Ensure exchange and sharing of experience, lessons learnt, best practices and new methods to county officials, programme staff, other SCI partners as well as within the organization in collaboration with the health and nutrition teams.
Contract Duration: 10 Months
Number of Vacancies: 2
Work Location: Wajir/Garissa
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- University degree in BSC Nutrition, food security or related field.
- Qualified nutritionist registered with KNDI
- Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience in Nutrition Programming.
- Good understanding of the MOH and county health departments, particularly integration of donor funded programmes into county plans.
- Effective working relationships with stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, academics and opinion-leaders.
- Experience in training and capacity building.
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of organizations
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Good knowledge of the nutrition and health field.
- Fluency and excellent communication skills in English language
- Experience of effective teamwork and outstanding inter-personal communication skills.
- Experience of coalition building and working with civil society actors to deliver change.
- Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values
- Commitment to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
HOW TO APPLY
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.
Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.
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