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Nov 9, 2017

World Vision Project Managers (Nutrition) Jobs in Kenya

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.

Project Manager - Nutrition
Reference: 8744-15N17091
3 Positions - Samburu, Tana River & Baringo
Purpose of the position: To provide programmatic and technical management in successful implementation of MNCP grant aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the project area.

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

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management (40%)
  • Ensure proper planning and implementation of the nutrition grant project interventions in the project area
  • Ensure all grant nutrition interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budgets and regularly review project status.
  • Ensure that nutrition interventions are integrated with other projects in the programme
  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources and take appropriate programming measures
  • Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, disability, Christian commitment and advocacy into nutrition grant
  • Ensure development of quality project, Annual work plans, budgets and Detailed Implementation Plan, 4D matrix
Design Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation (25%)
  • Lead the development of the design and ensure compliance to WVK, GoK and donor guidelines and standards
  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and utilize at the Project/ADP level
  • Ensure timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations
  • Ensure Integration of sustainability planning in the project design
  • Ensure timely submission of completed DME products for the project
  • Liaise with National Office Technical Specialists for the technical aspects of the project design
  • Follow-up for timely approval of donor reports, budgets and plans for the project.
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of project indicators and facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements
  • Share nutrition monitoring data using the approved tools
  • Contribute to evaluation planning, support data collection, analysis and interpretation of nutrition data
  • Facilitate dissemination and use of Baseline and evaluation findings and lead the implementation of recommendations
  • Analyze and utilize nutrition data from MOH Health Information and CMAM and Systems take appropriate programming measures
  • Ensure the health information system and community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) system are updated
  • Coordinate surveys and assessments
  • Ensure timely submission of quality reports (weekly to biweekly sitreps, monthly management reports, Semi-annual Annual in line with WV/donor reporting guidelines.
  • In collaboration with project team identify, document and disseminate promising practices on nutrition within the grant
  • Convene forums for sharing and learning while involving project stakeholders.
  • Support Ministry of Health monitoring and evaluation systems
Capacity Building (10%)
  • Identification and sharing of capacity building gaps among nutrition project staff and partners Lead the capacity building initiatives for staff, communities and partners to enable them effectively advocate for and implement project interventions.
  • Ensure ongoing coaching and mentoring of project staff and MoH staff to be able perform achieve results.
Engagement & networking (20%)
  • Represent WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings county and sub-county levels key among them county
  • In liaison with county health team lead the county nutrition technical forum and county multi-stakeholder forums
  • Engaging with county executive, county legislature, ministry of health as sub-county or county level to influence resource allocation nutrition
  • Map resource mobilization opportunities at local level and develop concepts and proposals in collaboration with regional and national office teams.
  • Ensure close working collaboration with key Government line ministries and other like minded partners.
Any other duty (5%)

Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Nutrition or its equivalent.
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in nutrition programming at community level, two of which must be in a supervisory level.
  • Good understanding of Ministry of health systems, nutrition programming, standards and guidelines
  • Experience working with Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners
Competencies / Attributes:
  • 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
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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