Project Officer - Nutrition

Deadline 14-Aug-19
Job category
Health and Safety
Employment type
Full time
County
Turkana
Constituency
Turkana Central
Locality
Turkana Area

Description

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, worldclass development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

World Vision is seeking for a Projects Officer Nutrition, to be based in Turkana, Kenya.

Purpose of Position

To implement and monitor nutrition emergency response interventions in Turkana, Samburu and Baringo Counties through various approaches which include Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Nutrition and capacity building of health workers and community health volunteers.


Responsibilty

Major Responsibilities

Project design planning and Implementation, 40%

  • Ensure all affected children, pregnant and lactating women are identified, admitted and discharged from emergency nutrition programs as per national Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) guidelines and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) guidelines

  • In liaison with Ministry of Health organize and coordinate integrated outreaches in hard to reach areas to increase access to nutrition services

  • Work closely with community Health volunteers to mobilize communities to participate in nutrition project interventions

  • Conduct training and sensitization of health facility staff and Community Health Volunteers on IMAM, IYCF, ICCM and micronutrients supplementation

  • Support the Sub-County and county nutrition officers) to make timely requests and quality reporting nutrition commodities to ensure there are no stocks out.

  • In liaison with project accountant ensure monthly tracking of project expenditure and manage work plans and budgets

 

End Results Expected

  • Projects are effectively managed and completed as per the organizational and donor requirements

  • Nutrition interventions are implemented as per the national guidelines and policies.

  • Relevant stakeholders are involved in coordination and tracking response actions and timely decisions are made.

  • Communities consulted and informed during project cycle for greater impact

  • Integrated projects implemented for greater impact

  • Reduced commodity stocks outs

  • Reduced commodity stocks outs

  • Health projects expenditure on track

 

Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes, 20%

  • Develop quality reports: weekly situation reports , monthly reports and quarterly reports as per WV and/donor(s) reporting guidelines

  • In liaison with other project partners and MoH develop monitoring plan ,analyze nutrition information from health information system and other sources to understand trends for timely decision making

  • Document success stories, and best practices to demonstrate the impact created by WVK from the project implementation

 

Accuracy project data and reports in place

Project indicators on track as per plan

Success stories and best practices documented and shared

 

Advocacy, Engagement, Networking & Partnerships, 15%

Represent WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings county and/or sub-county levels.

Engaging with MoH as Sub-County or county level to influence resource allocation nutrition

 

End Results Expected

Enhance project ownership and participation of all stakeholders

Ensure sustain funding for health and nutrition projects implemented in the ADPs.

 

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building, 10%

Ensure capacity Building of government community and CBOs be able to effectively manage and sustain Health and Nutrition interventions

 

End Results Expected

Improved capacity of government staff and community persons

 

Resource Acquisition, 10%

  • Identify potential areas for fundraising and provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for health and nutrition, education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels

 

End Results Expected

Current donors maintained and new donors attracted for sustained funding

 

Other duties 5%

Skills

  • Experience in conducting health and nutrition surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS), Open Data Kit or ENA-SMART methodologies is an added advantage

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working with Ministries of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and other structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners

Qualification

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing Sciences, Environmental health or their equivalent related field.

  • At least three years working experience of which two should be in a maternal, newborn and child health/nutrition interventions.

  • MUST be registered with relevant health associations such e.g. Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute. Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Good understanding of Ministry of health systems, Health and Nutrition programming models, standards and guidelines , Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels

  • Familiarity of national Health and Nutrition policy and advocacy instruments and structures

  • First-hand experience in health and Nutrition programming including in complex emergencies

  • Significant experience working with an NGO environment, community and peoples groups, state institutions etc.

How to apply

To apply for this position  click here, you will be directed to the World Vision recruitment portal.

Posted
14-Aug-2019
Deadline
14-Aug-2019
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