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Position Title: Regional Nutrition Officer

(6 Positions)

Reporting to: Assistant Secretary General

Job Location: West Kenya, Nairobi & Lower Eastern, North Eastern , Coast, Upper Eastern & Central, and South &North Rift Valley

Summary of Job Description:

Program Management and Reporting: Develop region specific integration models that allow for systematic and coordinated in- cooperation of nutrition in project formulation, implementation, reporting/ documenting, monitoring and evaluation across all KRCS disaster management and long term programmes.

Human Resource Management: Supervise, monitor nutrition project staff performance, offer mentorship, support staff in preparation of their performance objectives and determine personnel needs for field-level nutrition activities

Grants Management: Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures, spending patterns, preparing cash forecasts based on planned activities, and ensure tracking and reporting on nutrition supplies.

Partnerships and Networking: Map out stakeholders in the public and private sectors in each of the regions towards supporting advocacy efforts aimed at scaling up nutrition in the regions, Support development of county emergency nutrition preparedness plans and action plans and attend partnership meetings and forums at regional level

Key Competencies

Required Qualifications:

  • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent qualifications
  • Knowledge of national and international minimum standards in health program service delivery (MOH, SPHERE, WHO standards)
  • Practical experience in planning, implementation and management of public health nutrition programmes
  • Proven practical experience in partnership engagement and management
  • Previous proposal development experience (including log frames), and M&E
  • Computer literacy with possible advanced word processing, spread sheet, and relevant health software skills ( ENA for SMART, SPSS ) Additional training in IMAM and IYCF is a requirement

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 3-4 years’ experience working in complex, multifaceted, health and nutrition program with an added advantage for candidates with emergency response experience
  • Previous recruitment, performance monitoring and team training experience
  • Previous experience in documentation of lessons learnt, as well conducting health and nutrition surveys and ability to work under pressure.

    Applications must contain:

    Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of three referees.

    All applications should be sent to:

    The Secretary General,
    Kenya Red Cross Society,
    P. O. Box 40712-00100,
    Nairobi

    (So as to reach him not later than Tuesday, 30th April 2013)


    Position Title: Regional Program Coordinator

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to: Assistant Secretary General

    Job Location: Upper Eastern & Central

    S/He will spearheading the implementation of strategic capacity enhancement processes as well as reviewing the PR and the Sub recipients’ performance to ensure effective utilisation of physical, financial and human resources allocated for the Non State Actors.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to staff in the Region to design, implement and evaluate strategic action plans and budgets in line with approved Global Fund (GF) policies and international best practices aimed at ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Direct and exercise overall control of the GF’s operations in the Region to ensure that its activities are managed in a professional and efficient manner in order to meet its strategic objectives
  • Implement effective Grants management policies and systems for monitoring and reporting financial performance of Non State Actors to ensure proper management and accountability of funds in line with financial and budgetary policies and procedures of GF in the Region.
  • Oversee the implementation of resource allocation, efficient program implementation, and competent program monitoring and reporting in the Region.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Business Management (MBA) or MSc in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent qualifications with certificate in project management
  • Over five (5) years experience in Grants and Programme Management.
  • Previous work in HIV and or Health grant programs will be an added advantage.

    Key Competencies

  • Broad knowledge of HIV management, trends and goals at national, regional and international levels aimed at preventing and alleviating HIV related human suffering
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and to recognise and adjust to rapidly changing conditions in order to align programmes to the GF strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to develop and implement accountability and performance management systems as well as linking the pay system to performance and results
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Accounting Software, word processing, spread sheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet

    Applications must contain: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

    All applications should be sent to:

    The Secretary General
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P. O. Box 40712-00100
    Nairobi

    So as to reach him not later than Wednesday, 10th May 2012.

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