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NGO Jobs in Kenya - One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO with a strong footprint in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly. In our Kenya program, we have grown to serve over 200,000 farm families with more than 1,200 full-time field staff, expecting to grow to 500,000 by 2020.
By 2020, One Acre Fund (OAF) expects to have 1M+ households in our product distribution and training network, including roughly 5M children. With this growth, we are seeing the ability to influence the adoption of lifeimproving products at a meaningful scale. Using this network to affect nutrition and health outcomes is emerging as an increasingly large impact priority.
Our program has already demonstrated statistically significant reductions in reported hunger among our clients’ households; but we want to take this work to the next level through a comprehensive nutrition program that improves key nutrition outcomes in our farmer population.
As part of the “1000 days study”, 600 pregnant women in Bungoma County will receive a bundle of appropriate products and trainings from the mother’s 15-20th week of pregnancy until the child is 2 years old. Health Field Officers (HFOs) will play a major role in the study implementation. The HFOs will be responsible for mobilizing, training and conducting home visits to ‘1000 days study’ participants on Nutrition and WASH.
Health Field Officer
JOB LOCATION: Bungoma County (Kimilili, Webuye east & Webuye west Sub Counties)

Roles

·         Coordinate for home visits, group trainings and personal calendar and tasks on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
·         Build and maintain a positive relationship with the participants to ensure training attendance, product intake, and behavior change for a healthy pregnancy.
·         Work under supervision from Community Health Extension Workers and OAF Health Field Managers.
·         Identify areas for self-development and create professional development plans.
·         Mobilization of study participants to ensure 100% attendance in meetings, group trainings, individual home visits and product deliveries.
·         Facilitate monthly group trainings to pregnant women with strict adherence to the training
We are an international non-profit that works in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. In these countries, our 5,000+ strong staff serves over 500,000 smallholder farmers and enables them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
Farmers First
·         Distribute products and provide demonstrations to study participants.
·         Conduct biweekly personalized home visits to pregnant women, with strict adherence to schedule and use of dialogue counseling process.
·         Identify barriers and enablers to product uptake and behavior change among participants.
·         Efficiently use mobile platform on smartphones/tablets to organize schedules, follow checklists and collect specific data from participants.
·         Collect basic data on product consumption and acceptability.

Requirements

·         Certificate or Diploma in Nutrition, Dietetics, Home economics, Community development or Social work with at least 1 year working experience in these fields.
·         Basic work organization skills:
1.   deadline focus/time management, prioritization of tasks.
2.   ability to follow complex instructions and make independent decisions.
·         Excellent communication skills, empathy and cultural specific social awareness. HFOs should be comfortable enough discussing topics like breastfeeding or family planning with pregnant women.
·         Smartphone/tablets intuitive skills to record data and send messages to the team.
·         Fluency in English, Swahili and Luhya.
·         Determination and commitment in improving health and nutrition outcomes of OAF households.
·         Excellent attitude, team spirit, humility, willingness to learn and work hard.
How to Apply
If you feel motivated to work for One Acre Fund as the Health Field Officer and if you fulfill our requirements for this role, we look forward to receiving your application by 7th May, 2018.
To apply, please click on this link
You will be prompted to a form that must be completed. At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

Health Field Manager

Role

·         Co-supervise field visits, trainings and HFOs’ personal calendar and tasks with the Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs).
·         Build and oversee positive relationships with other stakeholders and secure their buy-in for the OAF Nutrition program.
·         Work under supervision from OAF study coordinator. Identify areas for self-development and create professional development plans.
·         Identify areas of development for HFOs and give actionable feedback for their career development.
·         Supervise and assess of HFOs on their execution roles in the Nutrition program (e.g mobilization, meetings, group trainings, individual home visits and product deliveries). HFMs will be accountable for performance outcomes of HFOs.
We are an international non-profit that works in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. In these countries, our 5,000+ strong staff serves over 500,000 smallholder farmers and enables them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
Farmers First
·         Shadow and support HFOs while facilitating monthly group trainings to pregnant women with strict adherence to the training schedule and use of adult learning methods.
·         Shadow and support HFOs while conducting biweekly personalized home visits to pregnant women, with strict adherence to schedule and use of dialogue counselling process.
·         Support HFOs to facilitate dialogue counselling process with the participants to identify barriers and enablers to product uptake and behaviour change.
·         Control quality of all data collected and provides support for efficient use of the mobile platform.
·         Replace spontaneously any HFO in the field to complete group trainings and home visits if required.
·         Collect key delivery and attendance documents signed by participants during monthly trainings for supervision and reconciliation at the warehouse.
·         Ensure prompt and timely reporting of serious and adverse events by HFOs. Make follow-up with Government Relations (GR) on progress and final recommendations from the study doctor.
·         Attend monthly staff meetings with CHEWs and supervisors, collect Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), testimonials and reports. · Any other assignments assigned by your Supervisor.

Requirements

·         Diploma or Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Home economics, Community development or Social work with at least 2 years working experience. Experience in management highly valued.
·         Work organization skills:
1.   Monthly target setting, work planning and tracking, prioritization of tasks.
2.   Ability to identify, solve problems, and make independent decisions.
·         Management skills:
1.   Ability to give instructions, assess performance, provide constructive feedback and followup.
2.   Mentorship skills and team spirit.
·         Excellent communication skills, and cultural specific social awareness.
·         Smartphone/tablets intuitive skills.
·         Fluency in English, Swahili and Luhya.
·         Determination and commitment in improving health and nutrition outcomes of OAF households.
·         Excellent attitude, humility, willingness to learn and work hard.
How to Apply
If you feel motivated to work for One Acre Fund as the Health Field Manager and if you fulfill our requirements for this role, we look forward to receiving your application by 7th May, 2018.
To apply, please click on this link
You will be prompted to a form that must be completed. At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.
PLEASE NOTE
You must be 18 years or older to qualify for any position at One Acre Fund. One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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