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Sep 12, 2017

USTADI Foundation Public Health Officer (Nutrition) NGO Job in Kilifi, Kenya

USTADI Foundation (USTADI) 

Position: Public Health Officer (Nutrition) 

Department: Programs 

Reports to: CEO and BDS Manager 

Duration: One Year (Renewable) 

Area of operation: Kilifi, Kenya
Overview: USTADI Foundation (USTADI) seeks to recruit a Public Health Officer – Nutrition to join its field Office in Kilifi. USTADI Foundation is a registered independent organization under the Kenyan law. 

It is part of a global network of local capacity development facility initiatives, which aims at workings with the local communities in promoting demand and supply of innovative and catalytic capacity development services for improved livelihoods and wealth creation. 

We achieve this through two types of services; Market facilitation services and grant and investment management services.
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer (Nutrition) will be responsible for the following duties: 
  1. Overseeing the AfyaPwani Project implementation and ensuring the quality of the project in the area of operation. 
  2. Regularly reporting and coordinating with the BDS Manager on the project implementation 
  3. Work directly with the Public Health technician to address programmatic challenges. 
  4. Work with the County government of Kilifi, and in particular the 4 target sub-counties to increase uptake of improved sanitation practices through the Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach at the community level including schools 
  5. Facilitate community sensitization and awareness on sanitation through community led total sanitation (CLTS) approach
  6. Facilitate training and support of local entrepreneurs on sanitation business development skills and support participatory design of locally acceptable sanitation products to ensure supply. 
  7. Facilitate training of community health unit personnel and CHVs on social marketing and the MOH Improved sanitation communication tool kit. 
  8. Identify and support male champions and Mother-to-Mother groups to improve community nutrition practices and household food security
  9. Facilitate water safety demonstration forums such as water chamber and meter management
  10. Facilitate training and support of local entrepreneurs on sanitation business development skills and support in a participatory design of locally acceptable sanitation products 
  11. Assist in the health programme monitoring and conduct field visit to the clinics and designated hospitals.
  12. Facilitate the production and dissemination of WASH Information Education Communication (IEC) materials for the sub counties
  13. Oversee the preparation and timely dissemination of program reports and follow-up on recommendations within the scope of project activities.
  14. Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree with emphasis in one or more of the following disciplines: nutrition, community nutrition, public health, and Environmental Health Sciences. 
  • At least six (6) years of postgraduate professional experience in nutrition and public health programmes 
  • In-depth knowledge of supervision and management of nutrition activities, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Course work in statistics and in-depth knowledge of statistical packages (i.e. SPSS, Stata). 
  • Experience designing and conducting health and nutrition assessments/surveys. 
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, 
  • Negotiating skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; 
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Ability to cope with situations; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description. 
  • Shown high integrity and sense of responsibility in discharge of duties. 
Mode of Application 

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former/current supervisors (certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process) to: [email protected] 

The subject of the email should be “Public Health Officer-(Nutrition)”. 

Deadline for Application: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 3:00pm

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