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Job Title: Health and Nutrition Promotion Officer
 
Position Code: SCI PRO MDR
 
1 Position
 
Team / Programme:Programme Operations

Location: Mandera   Central
 
Grade: 4

Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of extension)
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: He/She will be responsible for equipping partners and community members with health and nutrition promotive information and influencing adoption of appropriate behaviour change.

Scope of Role:

Reports to:  
Nutrition Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Staff Directly Reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • In liaison with the Nutrition coordinator organize day-to-day logistics related to health and nutrition promotion activities. 
  • To consistently seek technical guidance, provide feedback and report regularly to the Nutrition coordinator. 
  • Conduct community mobilizations and sensitization for health education.
  • Carry out an assessment to identify health promotion /behavior change needs in the community.
  • In liaison with nutrition officers, nutrition coordinator , MOH staff, CHWs and community, members, review the health education strategy and come up with a BCC/IEC strategy for health and nutrition programme
  • Lead development of health and nutrition promotion messages to pass to the community members and other target groups( mothers, fathers, youth, school going children etc)
  • Develop Health and Nutrition Information, Education and Communication Work plan and lead in its implementation by Planning and coordinating the programs with community groups
  • Participate in any other program related activities as directed by the line manager.
  • Ensuring that school health education and promotion and the community wide health education sessions are to the Save the Children standard
1. Health and Nutrition  promotion trainings
  • Participate in the development of on job training curriculum and tools and take lead in all health and nutrition  promotion trainings
  • Liaise with the line  ministry and other partners in ensuring that health and nutrition promotion is done comprehensively following set guidelines
  • Identify needs for and participate in training sessions especially in the mother to mother support groups and community health volunteers
  • Identify a number of community leaders who will work closely with the program at the village level to promote health and nutrition promotion activities
  • Participate the development of the appropriate health messages and  in the training of the community health groups and the Mother to Mother breastfeeding support groups
  • Participate in evaluation of the outcomes of the trainings
2. Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Help plan and carry out baseline studies and feedback findings to the nutrition coordinator on health and nutrition promotion activities
  • Use participatory approaches as much as possible throughout the project delivery and monitoring
  • Follow up with the various community groups, in their communities and assess for behaviour change.
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of an M&E framework for all hygiene promotion activities.
  • Write activity reports to document the process of implementation, lessons learnt and good practice and ensure information is widely disseminated
  • Collation and analysis of activities and their influence on other public health indicators 
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys - where the hygiene component will be measured - according to national guidelines
  • Prepare monthly activity reports as well as donor reports.
3. Supervision
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for supervision of all the Community Volunteers on promotion activities
  • Assist the community Volunteers implementing promotional activities to document and plan activities on a monthly basis.
  • Document and share lessons learnt in a comprehensive and detailed manner to enable track trends on changes on a timely basis
4. Network and coordinate with the relevant sectors and agencies in implementing promotional activities at community level
  • Identify areas of synergy in the field with the ministry of water, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of education and other implementing agencies working with communities. 
  • Come up with a comprehensive plan of activities within the identified areas of synergy with the actors named above.
  • Coordinate with other SCI and MoH field staff to ensure that the various aspects of the hygiene are integrated and well-coordinated
  • Ensuring that school health education and promotion and the community wide health education sessions are to the Save the Children standard
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self- accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree/Diploma in public health/Nutrition/Health Education and promotion/ Community health/social sciences with at least two years’ experience in health and nutrition promotion activities.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies.
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and health education in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation, development of IEC materials and BCC methodologies
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of a community.
  • Familiarity with the Somali/Garre culture, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Training/counterpart development skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team in difficult circumstances.
  • The ability to collect data and present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations.
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills in order to work with people at managerial and on occasions, government staffs. The post holder should also be at ease in working with local people.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in the field
  • Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Computer literate and proven ability to operate Microsoft office packages.
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Garre language is essential.

Job Title:Procurement Coordinator

Position Code: 
SCI PRO CORD

Team / Programme:Programme Operations

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade: 3

Type of Contract: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Organisation Profile 

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$21 million in 2014.

Role Purpose: The Procurement Coordinator (PC) is responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of goods and services with in Kenya based on needs of Save the Children’s programmes, managing orders and relations for a complex portfolio of programmes. 

The PC will also support the SCI Kenya Logistics Manager in market research and analysis, running tenders and setting up Framework Agreements for key supplies and services to ensure value for money is achieved through world class sourcing strategies and procurement processes.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency in country, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role: 

Reports to: Kenya CO Logistics Manager
 
Staff reporting to this post: Procurement Officer, Procurement Assistants x 2

Budget Responsibilities: None
 
Role Dimensions: Direct link with field/area office level procurement staff

Key Areas of Accountability: 

Support the delivery of SCI sourcing strategy:
  • Undertake market research and analysis, run tenders and set up Pre-Qualified Suppliers and Framework Agreements where appropriate for key supplies.
  • Deliver management information reports summarising key trends in spend and performance of the team against KPIs.
  • Manage suppliers professionally and proactively, providing feedback to improve performance and leading periodic review meetings.
  • Provide procurement advice and support to area offices.
  • Ensure timely and efficient shipment of all consignments in coordination with Logistics Officer to area offices as and when required.
  • Plan, and implement virtual stock as per need in the Kenya CO.
Realise world class procurement:
  • Manage procurement for the Kenya programme in line with SCI procurement policies, processes and quality standards.
  • Deliver on the Kenya office supply plan, combining use of ad-hoc procurement, approved suppliers and contracted suppliers to meet the needs of the programmes.
  • Ensure overall best value for money is achieved through a competitive and transparent procurement process considering quality, availability, time frame, transport and storage costs.
  • Ensure Procurement Committees in all area offices are stablished and fully understand and undertake their responsibilities at all times.
  • Source new products when requested by programmes and work with Save the Children EA Regional office, programmes and Technical Advisors to identify quality standards as required.
  • Advise on best sources of supply and freighting options.
  • Ensure all orders are processed in timely manner, tracked on overviews, status updates are communicated to programmes, and that all relevant documentation is filed appropriately.
  • Ensure supplier files are routinely updated on performance and that quarterly reviews of performance are undertaken by the Procurement Committee for evaluation of suppliers for future use.
  • Develop strong relations with area office programmes through Area Programme Managers to support them in improving their ordering practices and review all Procurement Plans.
Skills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice) 

Accountability:
  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Qualifications
  • At least three (3) years of work experience as a logistician with an international NGO.
  • A Diploma in logistics, business, or related field, degree will be preferred
  • CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies) an added advantage or from accredited Institute such ICM, CILT or KISM.
  • Membership to International Humanitarian Association ( IHLA)  will be a plus.
Experience and Skills
  • Demonstrable experience in procurement and contract management, including an ability to review procurement demands and trends, and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps in East Africa Region.
  • Field level experience in procurement and logistics for NGOs in international development and emergency programmes.
  • Knowledge of East Africa markets and supply routes.
  • Knowledge of  key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of logistics and procurement.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, and negotiation.
  • Highly organised with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail.
  • High proficiency in office applications such as word, excel, powerpoint etc.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
  • Proven management ability to lead, motivate, train and develop staff.
  • Extensive experience in budget, logistics and operations planning.
  • Willingness to travel to area offices as required.
  • Significant experience in supply chain management in an emergency environment, including procurement, transport and distribution, warehouse and stock management.
Additional job responsibilities
  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Health and Safety
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 19th February 2015. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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