Project Manager-Nutrition

Work Location : Turkana, Kilifi & Kitui

Purpose of Position

To provide programmatic and technical management in successful implementation of the NICHE grant project, aimed at improving child wellbeing outcomes within the project area and effectively lead and communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos whilst demonstrating quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others

Major Responsibilities

Programmatic and technical support for nutrition projects -40%

Ensure proper planning and implementation of Nutrition grant project interventions in the project area in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other partners
Ensure all grant nutrition interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budgets and regularly review project status
Ensure that nutrition interventions are integrated with other projects in the programme
Ensure identification of local needs and resources and take appropriate programming measures
Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, food security, disability, Christian commitment and advocacy into nutrition grant.
Ensure development of quality project, Annual work plans, budgets and Detailed Implementation Plan, 4D matrix
Ensure Integration of sustainability planning in the project design
Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes-25%

Lead the development of project design, work plans and ensure compliance to WVK, GoK, donor guidelines and standards
Ensure timely mobilization and effective communication with the relevant ministries, communities and other stakeholders during baselines and evaluations
Liaise with National Office Program Officer for the technical support of the project officers and technical aspects of the project design
Follow-up for timely approval of donor reports, budgets and plans for the project
Ensure monthly monitoring of project indicators and facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements and share the report with relevant stakeholders
Contribute to evaluation planning, support nutrition surveys, support data collection, analysis and interpretation of nutrition data
Ensure the health information system for MOH and NICHE is updated regularly and can inform project implementation
Ensure timely submission of quality reports (weekly to biweekly sitreps, monthly management reports, Semi-annual Annual in line with WV/donor reporting guidelines
In collaboration with project team identify, document and disseminate promising practices on nutrition within the gran
Advocacy, Engagement, Coordination, Networking & Partnerships-15%

Represent WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings county and sub-county levels key among them county
In liaison with county health team lead the county nutrition technical forum and county multi-stakeholder forums
Engaging with county executive, county legislature, ministry of health as sub-county or county level to influence resource allocation nutrition
Map resource mobilization opportunities at local level and develop concepts and proposals in collaboration with regional and national office teams
Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building -10%

Identification and sharing of capacity building gaps among nutrition project staff and partners.
Lead the capacity building initiatives for staff, communities and partners to enable them effectively advocate for and implement project interventions.
Ensure ongoing coaching and mentoring of project staff and MoH staff to be able perform achieve results
Resource Acquisition-5%

Identify funding gaps related to health and nutrition and develop concepts for fundraising solicitation
Provide data and nutrition information that will aid in fundraising for available funding opportunities.
Others -5%

Attend and participate/ lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Minimum of five (5) years working experience of which three (3) should be in maternal infant and young child nutrition interventions
Good understanding of Ministry of health systems, Nutrition programming models, standards and guidelines, Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels
Knowledge of national Health and Nutrition policy and advocacy instruments and structures
First-hand experience in Health and Nutrition community resilience programming
Significant experience working with an NGO environment, community and peoples’ groups, state institutions etc.
Experience in project management and implementation
Experience in staff management/supervision
Working knowledge of child safeguarding policy
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills.
High professional ethics and integrity
Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

Must Have minimum of Bachelor degree in Nutrition, or related discipline from a recognized University.
MUST be registered with relevant health associations such e.g. Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement-30%

Travel: As required
Available and on call to serve on emergency and as appropriate


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World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.