Save the Children, Kenya in collaboration with Bioversity International is implementing a project aimed at improving dietary quality and livelihoods using farm and wild biodiversity through an integrated community-based approach in Turkana County. The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for implementation of this project as per the agreement between Bioversity International and Save the Children Kenya Country Programme. The post holder will ensure the effective and efficient implementation activities as per the scope of work outlined in the agreement. The Nu trition Coordinator will lead in the delivery of Save the Children specific outputs as per scope work. S/he will ensure timely and quality delivery of the outlined outputs. Key among the outputs is Community Action Plan (CAP), which will outline activities to implement. S/he will be technically supported by Nutrition Technical Specialist and Child Poverty Technical Specialist.
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Work Location: Turkana.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree in a discipline nutrition, Food science, community development, natural resource management or other discipline relevant to rural livelihoods or nutrition.
At least 3-year relevant project work experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of nutrition and health, livelihoods, food value chains, natural resource, crop and livestock production as well as other cross cutting issues.
Experience in action research or participatory community appraisal methods
An experience or understanding of community seasonal use of wild foods in meeting nutritional needs.
An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.
Knowledge of participatory rural appraisal;
Good communication, presentation, training and report writing skills.
Ability to take a proactive approach in community capacity building, either directly or through facilitation of suitable support and experience in leading a team in fieldwork with communities.
Willing to work in isolated rural areas with basic living conditions, and work in difficult field conditions.
Proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of the local language and context will be a distinct advantage
Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.
Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated