Nutrition Coordinator


This position demands the technical knowledge, management skills and the work experience needed to run a health project. The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring management of Malnutrition Initiative project is executed in line with SC, Country, county, national and international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines and in line with the nutrition sector priorities and in collaboration with other partners in the sector and other related sectors. It will also involve active participation in the nutrition sector coordination forum, other agency and key nutrition sensitive sector liaison, capacity building and supervising staff using techniques and tools available and appropriate to Turkana donor funded sub-counties and health facilities.



Plan and supervise implementation of project activities together with Save the Children Turkana area programmes team at field level, and MOH counterparts
Manage project budget including monitoring of expenditures
Represent SC in all nutrition coordination forums in conjunction with Program Manager
Consolidate activity reports and ensure timely submission to supervisor for onward submission to program manager and country office
Organise and coordinate health worker trainings in consultation with County health authorities
Initiate and participate in all multi-stakeholder advocacy activities, forums and networks aimed at raising the profile of SC project issues in the agenda of government, partner NGOs and communities
Staff Management and Development

Support and supervise SC staff working on this project
Ensure that responsibilities of staff on this project are clearly defined and understood with performance objectives set against work plans and regularly monitored
Ensure that staff requirements are identified and that staff are given every opportunity to increase their competencies, capacities and own personnel development
Ensure effective involvement of staff in running the project through participatory approach to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and decision-making
Ensure that staff perform well and they are monitored on a regular basis to fulfill the indicators of the project
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)
With the support of MEAL team ensure project performance is tracked and quality standards adhered to.

Coordinate regular project monitoring and supervision in liaison with the SCHMTs to ensure quality project implementation according to agreed standards.
Take lead in preparation and documentation of best practices, lessons learnt including case studies.
Ensure the compilation of quality and timely reporting for the project both routine project reports and donor reports
Ensure learning from the project are documented and shared with County officials, programme staff, other SCI partners as well as within the organization.
Collect complaints and feedback during field activities and ensure that these are shared with MEAL officers for updating of the CFRM database
Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to the Program Manager and field office child safeguarding focal point.
Coordination and Representation

Within delegated authority represent SC and maintain working relationship with relevant host government ministries, UN agencies, International and local non-governmental health organizations with a mandate to promote the MNCH agenda and influence policies of Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors with regards to MNCH.
Contract Duration: 10 Months

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Location: Nairobi (60%) & Turkana (40%)



University Degree in Nutrition and a registered member of KNDI.
At least three (3) years’ experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally CMAM including monitoring and evaluation)
Proven experience in Project Management
Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
Proactive approach and demonstrable ability function well under pressure
Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
Experience and ability to represent SC nutrition work in external meetings
Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
Computer literate
Fluency in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local languages
Qualified candidate from Turkana county are encouraged to apply.
Commitment to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.


Qualified Nutritionist with primary health care/community health care experience
Budget management and operational experience an asset


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