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FH Kenya Nutrition Coordinator Career Opportunity

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Department: Health and Nutrition

Reports To: Health and Nutrition Manager
Duty Station: Marsabit

Closing Date: 10/12/2010
Contract period: 10 months with a possibility of extension

Summary:

FH/Kenya (Food for the Hungry), a Christian relief and development agency, is looking for a Nutrition Coordinator to coordinate its nutrition program involving supporting MOPHS/MOMS in scaling up of High impact nutrition intervention in Marsabit.

This is a middle management position responsible for leadership in the implementation of nutrition programming activities and requires working closely with MOPHS/MOMS and UNICEF.

The nutrition coordinator will spearhead the nutrition activities of FH Kenya in compliance with the program strategy and national nutrition guidelines; S/he is expected to provide technical support and advice on nutrition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes the following
  • Ensure scale up of high impact nutrition intervention in the larger Marsabit district in close collaboration with MoPHS/MOMS and other key partners, including management of acute malnutrition conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines.
  • Provide technical support and supervision on nutrition activities to field and facility staffs implementing nutrition program in the larger Marsabit Districts
  • Support DMOH and DNO to ensure that District nutrition coordination meeting are conducted monthly, minutes generated and action points implemented by all stakeholders.
  • Conduct on-job trainings for facility health workers and community health workers at their respective working stations.
  • Support DNO and ensure establishment and strengthening of nutrition monitoring scheduled are developed and harmonized by all the stakeholders in the district.
  • Ensure timely and accurate collection and analysis of data from field/health facilities are done and maintain a nutrition data base for the program.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of nutrition activities by all the health facilities monthly
  • Represent FH/Kenya at appropriate nutrition meetings
  • Submit relevant reports and documentation to project manager and the DNO.
  • Participate in district nutrition surveys
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification/ Knowledge:
  • First Degree (Bachelors) in Nutrition.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge in management of acute malnutrition in ASAL region
  • 3-5 years experience in coordination and management of acute malnutrition.
  • should be a strong team player and have ability to manage team
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Must be computer literate with excellent skills in Excel, MS Word.
  • Have knowledge of SMART nutrition survey methodology
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to :

Human Resources Manager,
FH Kenya, P.O Box 14978 – 00800
Nairobi

or email address hr_fhkenya@fh.org

Shortlisting will be done as applications come in.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview within a short notice.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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