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Nov 22, 2017

Save the Children Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor Job in Kitui, Kenya

Save the Children International

Job Vacancy: Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Job Ref: 001976
Contract Duration: 1 Year with a possibility of extension

Job Location: Kitui, Kenya
Description: Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 

We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: The Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor (CS and Nutrition TA) takes overall responsibility of Child Survival (child health, immunization) and nutrition in Afya Halisi project. 

Afya Halisi is a USAID funded five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP), reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

The Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor will provide technical oversight in service delivery with emphasis on child health, immunization and nutrition services. 

He/she should be knowledgeable and skilled in child health, immunization and nutrition programming to allow effective demand creation and quality service delivery at community and facility levels. 

In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of evidence based high impact interventions. 

He/she will be responsible for preparation of annual work plans, capacity building of project and MoH staff, quality implementation of interventions and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners. 

He/she will work with other project staff and field teams to support area level advocacy for child health and nutrition services.

  • Medicine/ Clinical Medicine/Nursing with a post graduate degree in public health/global health; community health; health management with training and experience in and project planning and management techniques 
  • Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates in child survival and nutrition
  • Recommended a minimum of five years of relevant technical experience including at senior level. Experience working within the devolved Kenyan health system is a must.
  • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. 

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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.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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