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Nutrition Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Save the Children UK is the world’s leading independent child rights organisation.

We’re outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we’re determined to change this.

Nutrition Advisor 

1 position based in Nairobi with field travel.
 

One year contract with possibility of extension if additional funding is secured.

The Nutrition Advisor will be responsible for ensuring all nutrition programming is of excellent technical quality; fundraising through attracting significant donor funding; contributes significantly to national/global learning, advocacy and programme development.

The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved.

He/She shall also contribute to the development and implementation of the Newborn and Child Survival Strategy.

Requirements
  • A Nutrition professional with a Masters degree in nutrition or equivalent.
  • Significant professional experience of working at a senior advisory level in nutrition for international NGOs or the private sector in Kenya.
  • Excellent understanding of the nutrition sector within the Kenyan context, particularly maternal, newborn and child nutrition issues.
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative approach.
  • Strong report writing skills, including experience in writing funding proposals and donor reports.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Experience in emergency nutrition work.
  • Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights based programming in nutrition programme design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Good understanding of poverty reduction strategy framework and related processes.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor citing salary expectations addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
 
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 22nd December 2011.
 

Quote the job title on the subject line.
 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

“Candidates from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

Save the
Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.


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