Nutrition Technical Advisor Job in Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

Programmatic and technical support for nutrition programming

  • Provide technical guidance in development and roll out of Nutrition Technical Approaches and Programs for greater impact
  • Coordinate development, dissemination and roll out of nutrition guidelines in line with global, national and WVI standards.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to the implementation of nutrition interventions and integration with other technical programmes including emergency response.
  • Design and deliver realistic and pragmatic Nutrition strategies and programming interventions that will lead to positive Nutrition outcomes.
  • Give technical guidance to WVK Nutrition consortiums and Partners on Nutrition integration to multisectoral grants.
  • Provide strategic oversight to implementation of Nutrition within the organization and work across sectors and platforms internally and externally
  • Support the dissemination and roll out of global and National Nutrition Policies and Strategies to Nutrition staff in the organization
  • Provide technical support Disaster Management on Nutrition in Emergencies, working with partners in the Emergency Nutrition Advisory Committees.
  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health during seasonal assessments and Nutrition surveys.
  • Ensure comprehensive induction of nutrition project staff to new projects including models/strategies of implementation, budgets and donor rules and regulations
  • Ensure grant startup workshops are conducted and all staff implementing the grants understand the project

Nutrition Program Development and Nutrition Grants Acquisition

  • Support Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) team to establish Nutrition donor links and pre-position for upcoming Nutrition Grants.
  • Work with RAM to Design and develop nutrition grants concepts and proposals for World Vision Kenya.
  • Work with RAM to Identify and conduct due diligence for World Vision Nutrition consortium partners.
  • In collaboration with Grants Acquisition and Management, guide formative research for prepositioned grants.

Strategic Engagement, networking and Advocacy

  • Establish and maintain strategic engagements and collaborations to preposition WVK in Nutrition for enhanced funding reaching the most vulnerable children
  • Plan, Organize and participate for Nutrition donor monitoring visits to WVK National office and field operation areas.
  • Plan, Coordinate and support WVK participation and support to key national and international Nutrition related days. 
  • Ensure WVK representation and technical support in key strategic Nutrition Technical Working Groups
  • Work collaboratively with the Nutrition Team, Advocacy and Communication Team to ensure humanitarian work and response.
  • Represent the organisation in Key Donor meetings and other forums where necessary to ensure World Vision prepositioning.
  • Represent WVK in World Vision International community of practice like CMAM implementers, PD Hearth implementors, World Vision Nutrition Network.
  • Work collaboratively with the Kenya SUN movement and Nutrition Advocacy Team to advocate for Nutrition policy implementation at National and County level.

Capacity Building and Team Management for effective implementation for Nutrition Programs

  • Determine opportunities to increase capacity for Nutrition staff across World Vision Kenya programmes and ensure the capacity building being undertaken meets competencies and focuses on best Nutrition practices.
  • Ensure Nutrition team is trained and mentored on core aspects such as project management, implementation and reporting.
  • Lead development and implementation of training guidance for Nutrition implementation Models for program team and partners.
  • In Collaboration with P&C department, recruit competent Nutrition staff

Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes

  • Provide guidance to Nutrition Managers on timely and quality project reporting in line with World Vision and donor(s) guidelines
  • In collaboration with MEAL department Provide technical support for Nutrition Programme Research, Assessments Monitoring and Evaluations, in line with global and national guidelines.
  • Organise and conduct technical reviews for Nutrition projects.
  • Conduct Nutrition program monitoring through field visits and virtual catch ups to ensure that the Nutrition program is well implemented according to WV strategy, donor guidelines and global Nutrition standards.
  • Guide Nutrition evaluations and Surveys including TPs, Grants and work with DMEAL team to prequalify competent nutrition Consultants.
  • Advise on Nutrition priorities for the Country and specific County interventions while considering the nutrition status and county priorities stipulated in the County Nutrition Action Plans and National Nutrition Action Plan.


  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as nominated/selected

Knowledge/Qualifications for the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or its equivalent with extensive programming experience in nutrition programming
  • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage
  • MUST be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
  • Minimum of 6 years of technical experience in a development organization covering all aspects of nutrition technical program design, technical standards, systems, processes, policies and guidelines development.
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major donors preferred.
  • Proven track record in engaging with government ministries and other stakeholders
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills
  • Ability to build capacity of staff on relevant technical fields
  • Significant experience working with other NGOs and UN agency is an added advantage
  • Experience working within the health system in Kenya
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with National and County Governments Departments
  • Excellent planning, representational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team and to lead teams
  • Good analytical skills with appropriate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Computer literacy in MS office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in multicultural multi-location, values driven teams.
  • Experience in working on donor funded programs

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