Deadline: 22 March, 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children International has opened applications for the role of Nutrition Officer.
The organisation works to ensure children around the world get health care, food and shelter as well as learning and child protection services.
Responsibilities
  • Carry out day-to-day implementation of nutrition interventions in the emergency programme
  • Play a critical role in the scaling of IMAM services, BFHI and IMAM surge model as well as promotion of optimum maternal, infant and young child practices at community level
  • Work closely with the county health department and the local partner to strengthen health system support for improved quality of care
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food Security or a related field
  • Qualified nutritionist registered with KNDI
  • Three years, minimum, 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 organisations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the nutrition and health field
  • Good presentation and persuasion skills
  • Commitment to SCI values
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience in 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
  • Understanding of local language will be added advantage
  • Commitment to the organisation’s values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the child safeguarding policy

To apply and for more information, click here.

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