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Assistant Program Officer Job in Mombasa or Kakamega Kenya

Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States.

To accomplish its work, HKI builds the capacity of local governmental, civil society and private sector systems and infrastructure to deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases.

Vacancy: Assistant Program Officer

Job Ref: APO/VA01/2013

Duty Station: Coast (Mombasa) or Western (Kakamega) Regions

The position

The Assistant Program Officer - Nutrition will be responsible for delivery of the nutrition program in the Coast or Western Region.

The Assistant Program Officer reports to the Program Officer – Nutrition based in Nairobi.

The Assistant Program Officer will work in partnership with officials from the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other development partners to implement HKI supported nutrition programs.

  • Maintain relationship with stakeholders and partners in the Western or Coastal counties on behalf of HKI.
  • Advocate with appropriate government officials and partners for continued support to improve routine child survival nutrition interventions.
  • Assist and support building capacity of health system at county and sub county levels on VAS and deworming.
  • Participate in County and sub County, level reviews to facilitate problem solving and problem seeking by County and sub County Health Management Teams.
  • Carry out and document routine Monitoring of program activities carried out by Min. of Health and other partners.

  • College/University Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Management or related field with proven experience in implementing nutrition programs.
  • Atleast three years of experience with INGO, NGO or development agencies.
  • Effective planning and organizations skills.
  • Effective Coaching skills for health workers and the government partners
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili and good report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience participating and contributing to a productive team environment
  • Must be prepared to relocate.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their Cover Letter and CV with names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

Applications should be submitted online to by close of business on 9th October, 2013.

Only online applications will be considered.

The position title and reference number REF: APO/01/2013 should be clearly marked on the cover letter.

For more information about Helen Keller International visit

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