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Nov 9, 2017

World Vision Program Officer (Nutrition Capacity Development)

World Vision Kenya is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. 

Our programmes are spread across in most parts of Kenya. We are seeking highly competent and outstanding individuals to fill the following positions based in various locations pending funding of a UNICEF Funded Nutrition Program.

Program Officer - Nutrition Capacity Development

Reference: 8739-15N17090

Purpose of the position: The Program Officer - Nutrition Capacity Development Officer will work in collaboration and in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners in support of nutrition capacity development initiatives and interventions both at the national and at the county levels. 

Specifically, the officer will support WVK to actively implement capacity development coordination and leadership role as accorded by the MoH Nutrition sector, as well as work with other WVK Managers in supporting internal nutrition capacity growth of the staffs

To effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Capacity Development (55%)
  • Provide coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and launch of the draft nutrition capacity development framework and its implementation/operational guide both at the national and county levels
  • Lead the roll-out Capacity Development Framework and implementation/operational plan
  • Support MOH in strengthening linkages between nutrition capacity development interventions with other related national wide capacity development interventions.
  • Provide technical guidance to the field teams in carrying out the capacity development interventions.
  • Conduct WVK internal capacities assessment in nutrition and develop strategies to address the existing nutrition capacity gaps within the organization.
  • Ensure effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration, with particular emphasis on understanding nutrition capacity challenges and solutions to the challenges.
  • Support program development by ensuring capacity development interventions are mainstreamed in programme design and implementation where relevant.
  • Stay abreast of current good practice and ensure this informs WVK own thinking and programming
  • Coordinate learning forums for sharing the work of World Vision
Design Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation (25%)
  • Ensure project work plans, progress reports are shared with donor as per approved agreement
  • Ensure timely and quality development and review of project reports in line with UNICEF policies and reporting guidelines
  • Provide technical support to ensure that findings from capacity assessment are implemented and inform programme designs
  • Ensure project documentation, reflection and learning to ensure achievement of project objectives are shared with donor, MoH and other stakeholders.
  • Documentation of lessons learned, best practices and results regarding nutrition capacity development in the country
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring of capacity projects using the set standards and tool
  • Prepare periodical capacity development reports to measure the level of project progress and achievements
Resource Acquisition and Donor Engagement (15%)
  • Effective representation of WVK in key stakeholder’s forums relevant to the project at the county and sub-county level.
  • Support WVK management in maintaining effective collaboration with donors and specifically build relationships with nutrition focal points within donor organizations.
  • Assist in proposal development.
  • Actively participate in resource mobilization for capacity development in nutrition
  • Actively engage in other stakeholders’ nutrition capacity development activities and ensure their plans are in line with sector capacity development strategies;
  • Ensure close working collaboration with key Government line ministries and other like-minded partners
Others 5%

Other Competencies / Attributes:
  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges
  • Attend and participate in the leadership of daily devotions
  • Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills
  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint), Skype, etc.
  • Must be willing to perform other duties as required
  • Familiar with current Nutrition programming
  • Must be able to work with many different functions from high level decision makers to technical specialists to nutrition experts and program managers
  • Able to manage and work in or with a multidisciplinary team of nutrition practitioners
Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience
  • Must have a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Public health or any other related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in field work and coordination with international agencies and organization in the field of nutrition
  • Good knowledge of the Ministry of Health including nutrition sector coordination structures.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and health policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Should be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute or respective professional association
  • Experience in training is an advantage
  • Experience in conducting surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS), ODK and ENA-SMART methodologies is an added advantage.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. 

Application deadline is November 14, 2017 at midnight. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision Kenya neither uses employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. 

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

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