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
Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Capacity Development 50%
In liaison with MoH capacity development focal person provide coordination and technical support in implementation of Capacity Development activities
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 and programmatic support to implementation of Capacity Development work plans
Ensure Capacity Development interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budget
WVK Nutrition team trained and mentored on core aspects such as project management, implementation and reporting
In collaboration with other Program Officers, and National sector Specialists and other colleagues identify staff capacity gaps, ensure training on technical areas in nutrition
Engagement, networking and fundraising (30%)
In liaison with Government and UNICEF capacity focal officers ensure regular coordination meetings
Maintain and manage relationship with donor(s) and government and other stakeholders for broader impact
Provide technical support to ensure that findings from capacity assessment are implemented and inform programme designs
Pre-position and support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Grants Acquisition Management
Ensure WVK visibility and participation in Technical Working Group meetings and other relevant networks at the County and National levels.
Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes (15%)
Ensure timely and quality development, review and submission of project reports in line with donor(s) guidelines and reporting timelines
Ensure regular on-site monitoring and virtual support to ensure project implementation is on track
Ensure project documentation, reflection and learning are conducted communicate impact and project achievements are shared with donor(s), MoH and other stakeholders through reports and conference abstracts and publications in bulletins and journals
Create repository of key project documents
Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor
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:
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food security or related field with extensive programming experience in nutrition programming
Demonstrate track record of working with and managing multiple partners and advocacy contribution
Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex environment, 3 years should have been at a project/grant managerial level
MUST be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English
Experience in conducting surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS), Open Data Kit and 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