Emergency Nutrition Officer

Date Posted: Nov. 14, 2022, 2:16 p.m.

Save the Children

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE

The Emergency Nutrition Officer will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of the humanitarian nutrition and interventions in the emergency programme. He/She will play a critical role in the scale up of IMAM services as well promotion of optimum maternal,infant and young child practices at community level.The position holder will work closely with the sub county health department and the local partner to strengthen health system support for improved quality of care

SCOPE OF ROLE:

  • Reports to: Emergency Response Coordinator  
  • Staff reporting to this post: None
  • Contract Duration- 8 months

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Programme Implementation

  • 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
  • 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 ;Cash transfer for vulnerable house hold

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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Degree in Nutrition or Diploma in Nutrition with vast experience
  • 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.
  • Good presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Commitment to SCI Values
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Closing: 22, Nov, 2022

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications to Save the Children via their application portal using the link Careers at Save the Children Kenya

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