Health And Nutrition Officer(Nawiri)

Health And Nutrition Officer(Nawiri)

Save The Children (Kenya)

Health And Nutrition Officer(Nawiri)

Details of the offer

Under the general guidance and direction of the health and nutrition lead, the Field Health and Nutrition advisor will provide technical implementation and support of all health and nutrition work at field level. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the health and nutrition aspects of the NAWIRI project. Coordinate and network at a senior level with county departments both nutrition specific and sensitive authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all health and nutrition elements of the project and reports, providing capacity building for the county staff. Promote best practice in the health and Nutrition programmes and contribute to the overall success of the NAWIRI project. Oversee the Implementation of Health, Nutrition activities in Turkana/Samburu County.


Bachelor degree in Health sciences (Nutrition, Nursing preferred).

At least 5 years demonstrated experience designing and implementing health and nutrition programmes.

Excellent understanding of the nutrition sector within the Kenyan context, particularly maternal, newborn and child nutrition issues.

Excellent understanding of system approach to ending persistent acute malnutrition.

Clear understanding of and proactive approach to nutrition resilience, hunger and food security issues in Kenya, particularly in the context of Turkana and Samburu counties.

Proven representation and advocacy skills.

Strong commitment to capacity building of county staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative approaches.

Experience with nutrition programming in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.

Experience writing donor reports especially USAID.

Strong writing skills, including experience in writing, capacity statements and position papers.

Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.

Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.

Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.

Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Swahili preferred.

Qualified candidate from Turkana and Samburu counties are encouraged to apply.

Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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