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Save the Children General Call For Talent Pool Nutrition Jobs in Kenya

Role Purpose

  • Working with the Nutrition specialist and PDQ team, to develop Nutrition sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children's overall response strategy.
  • Provide technical checking of Nutrition strategies, assessments and programmes as necessary, and proactively promote high quality Nutrition technical approaches within country programmes.
  • Working closely with other departments to, support fundraising for the Nutrition sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors' technical Advisers.
  • Prepare and oversee Nutrition programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities.
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Identify Nutrition staffing needs for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify Nutrition programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Working with the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in Nutrition programme design.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Oversee development and deliver technical training material that will improve aspects of Nutrition work within Save the Children, at country level.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned, from Nutrition programmes, for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • In collaboration with SC Nutrition colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to Nutrition communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.

    Qualifications and Experience


  • Significant management experience in emergency, fragile state or development Nutrition programmes.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Education to Masters level in Public Health Nutrition, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of managing a Nutrition team at national level
  • Familiarity with nutrition surveys
  • Previous experience of Nutrition project management and programme coordination, implementing Nutrition programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budget
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in Nutrition technical skills
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC.
  • In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects.

    How to Apply

    Please apply online in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document

    Closing date: Saturday 29 July 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children General Call For Talent Pool Nutrition Jobs in Kenya

    Save the Children Programme Assistant - Child Protection Jobs in Kenya

    Role Purpose:

  • To ensure strategic orientation of knowledge management and learning approaches for the Pan Africa work,
  • To ensure the coordination, planning, implementation and reporting of all learning and research activities of the programme ,
  • Establish and ensure strong and positive relationships with TCEs, TCCs, IGAD, ECOWAS, EAC, EASF & SADC and other key stakeholders in for learning,
  • Lead and Coordinate Knowledge sharing and learning initiatives across partners and national focal points and also with SCI Cos,
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinators - East and Southern Africa & West and Central Africa, facilitate learning that informs AU Advocacy processes together with the Pan Africa Advocacy office

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, international relations and/or related fields
  • At least two years working with non-government organizations
  • Highly organised, analytical, and innovative problem-solving ability; demonstrated ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of working in the field of programme administration and or Communication.
  • Good understanding of child protection issues
  • Good understanding of the programme management cycle including financial and operational processes
  • Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Proven ability to assess client groups' information needs and be innovative in the design and delivery of appropriate targeted solutions
  • Proven ability to build and maintain close and constructive working relationships with peers, management and staff in defining and fulfilling knowledge needs
  • Proven ability to write concise reports and presentations
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively in networks and communities of practice
  • A flexible and resourceful attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point)
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Commitment to Save the Children aims, values and policies, including child safeguarding and data protection

    Closing date: Wednesday 12 July 2017

    How to Apply

    Please apply online in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Programme Assistant - Child Protection Jobs in Kenya

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