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.
Project Management 40%
Ensure project activities and implemented as per project budget, scope and schedule
In liaison with project accountant initiate monthly review of project work plans and budgets to ensure project in on track
In liaison with project accountant ensure project costs are charged and reported in time
Ensure project implementation is within ±10% every month
Lead the development of tools to ensure project implementation is on track among them: Detailed Implementation plan, and work plans
Provide leadership to staff for delivery of results
Ensure quality, reporting and documentation of the results
Provide leadership on planning and implementation of the nutrition grant project
Ensure that nutrition interventions are integrated with other projects in the programme
Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, disability, Christian commitment and advocacy into nutrition grant
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 development and submission of quality reports (weekly to biweekly sitreps, monthly management reports, Semi-annual Annual in line with WV/donor reporting guidelines.
Liaise with National Office Technical Specialists for the technical aspects of the project design
Ensure monthly monitoring of project indicators and facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements
Ensure monthly updating of project outputs in reporting systems: Horizon, community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and Health Information System(DHIS)
Contribute to evaluation planning, support data collection, analysis and interpretation of nutrition data
Facilitate dissemination and use assessments and evaluations findings and lead the implementation of recommendations
Analyze and utilize nutrition data from MOH Health Information and CMAM and Systems take appropriate programming decisions
Coordinate surveys and assessments conducted within the project area
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
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 likeminded partners.
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.
Other 5% Any other duties 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:
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
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