UNOPS - Nutrition Support Officers Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS - Nutrition Support Officers Jobs in Kenya

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose, Objectives, and Scope of Work

  • UNICEF KCO is looking for 3 individual national consultants with a track record of substantial sanitation expertise that includes CLTS who will support the implementation of the S-UHC Project.

  • Consultants will each be assigned responsibility for project activities in two counties; therefore, the consultants will be expected to be based in one of the two assigned counties, dividing their time equally between the two counties to support implementation of CLTS activities.

  • The county pairs are Kilifi and Kwale; Marsabit and Samburu; West Pokot and Baringo. The consultants will be provided with regular technical supervision by senior UNICEF WASH staff based in the Nairobi Country Office, and the Lodwar and Garissa Zonal Offices. Furthermore, the consultants will be facilitated with logistics and IT support, as well as basic office equipment.

  • It is expected that the consultants will spend the majority of their time supporting County Governments to plan, implement, monitor and follow-up the implementation of the CLTS interventions.

    Activities and Tasks

  • Set clear targets against timelines for achieving Sanitation and Hygiene results in the Counties of focus for while ensuring quality, clear documentation of evidence of work done is achieved and verifiable.

  • Develop methodology, work plans, targets, indicators and time frame at County level

  • Organise inception meeting with IPs and County MoH on modalities of implementing CLTS approach and integrating it with COVID-19 IPC messaging

  • Provide technical support to County MoH/IPs for all trainings in CLTS approaches (e.g. training in CLTS facilitation, training in CLTS MIS and training in ODF verification and certification of communities) and modifications of the approach integrated with COVID-19 IPC measures

  • Monitor and follow up implementation of CLTS interventions.

  • Support development of ODF Roadmaps at county level.

  • Ensure the CLTS Real Time monitoring Platform is up to date.

  • Review and input implementation plan and budget submitted by County MoH/IPs to be in line with Sanitation for UHC

  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation exercises to select sub counties and ensure these attain ODF status.

  • Documentation of human-interest stories and good practices in Rural Sanitation and Hygiene.

  • Provide technical support to County MoH/IPs for implementation, monitoring and reporting of Rural Sanitation Components of Sanitation for UHC and strengthen the WASH hub.

  • Coordinate all County programme meetings with IPs, National MoH, UNICEF and ensure proper records and actions are drawn for implementation and support.

  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of CLTS programming by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/documentations, complying with organizational processes and management systems to support progress towards the WASH-related outcome and/or output results in the country programme.

  • Work collaboratively with UNICEF, NGOs as well as National and County Government partners to collect/analyse/ share information on Sanitation and Hygiene implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation through use of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned and knowledge management.

  • Ensure liaison between UNICEF, Counties and Implementing Partners.

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, quality assurance, programme reviews and sectoral reviews with County governments and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.

  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity at County level. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.

  • Undertake field visits, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems and provide suggested solutions to the supervisor for timely action.

  • Provide technical and operational support to implementation partners, County Government, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in WASH,
    to support programme implementation in Rural Community Component for Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion.

  • Provide monthly reports to UNICEF.

  • Provide a final report to UNICEF.

    Responsibilities and Management Arrangement

  • The consultants will work under the overall guidance of the UNICEF Chief of WASH, and under the direct supervision of the UNICEF WASH Specialist (Sanitation).

    Expected Deliverables with Corresponding Indicative Timeline and Payment Schedule

  • Monthly progress report on results as per Rolling Work Plan including bottlenecks, analysis of performance indicators using DHIS, emerging humanitarian response issues and innovations with potential for scale-up.

  • Monthly coordination meetings held, minutes produced and action points implemented against Rolling Work Plan performance targets.

  • Monthly HACT (Monitoring reports) and updates on partners cooperation agreements available on UNICEF WASH partnerships in Counties.

  • Strategies and activity/action plans defined for key sanitation issues in counties.

  • Lessons learnt and human-interest stories facilitated as appropriate.

  • Robust M&E frameworks designed and updated as nationally guided.


  • Timely submission of administrative requirements.

  • Accountable to UNICEF ZOs, KCO over individual performance and results achieved.

  • Accountable to UNOPS on use of resources provided to SSOs (included cars, means of communication, petty cash.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) preferably in one of the following fields is required: environmental health sciences, public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field is required. A Bachelor’s degree in related studies, combined with an additional 2 years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree


  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.


  • Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)

  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    How to Apply

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