Sept 2017 Food for the Hungry (FH) Nutrition Assistants NGO Jobs in Kenya

FH Kenya a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill the following vacant positions:
Job Title: Nutrition Assistant (2)
Department: Programs
Location: Marsabit Lowlands Cluster
Reports To: Technical: Area Supervisor / Nutrition Technical Advisor

Administratively: Project Coordinator

Contract Period:
One year

Mission Statement: Motivated by Christ’s love, this position plays a key role in promoting the wholistic ministry of Food for the Hungry (FH) through the framework of the organization’s vision, “God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide.”
In order to accomplish this vision, FH’s mission is to “walk with churches leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.”
Position in the Organization: The Nutrition Assistant reports hierarchically to the Project Coordinator.
Purpose of the Job: The Nutrition Assistant (NA) will coordinate the implementation of the High Impact Nutrition interventions under the OFDA funded project in the assigned region/ health facility in close collaboration with the On Job Training teams, other technical team from the Ministry of Health and other agencies.
The NA’s major responsibility is to provide technical support to the health facility staffs and community health workers in implementation these activities in the larger Marsabit County.
He/ She should be conversant with the design, implementation strategy and monitoring of the project
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of senior program team comprising of the Nutrition Technical Advisor, Area Supervisor and the Project Coordinator, the Nutrition Assistant will carry out the following responsibilities:
Key Result #1- Implementation of nutrition activities in the region
  1. Prepare work plan including all key activities of high impact nutrition activities for the SC/health facility in consultation with key partners namely MOH/DNO/NSO.
  2. Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
  3. Conduct on-job trainings to the facility health workers and community health workers at their respective place of work.
  4. Implement the high nutrition impact interventions packages in totality and in a professional manner at the health facility and community level for that facility.
Key Result #2 – Program Support activities
  1. Ensure formation of mother to mother support groups, their functionality and linkage to the health facility.6. Work closely with other agencies with nutrition programs in facility and maintain relationships within FH/K.
  2. Ensure children under five years, pregnant and lactating mothers are screened on monthly basis and those malnourished referred for proper management.
  3. Support the health facilities in carrying out outreaches
Key Result #3 – Monitoring and reporting
  1. Monitor supplies stock levels and report to the supervisor for timely replenishment.
  2. Organize and deliver supplies to the health facilities based on the stock levels.
  3. Monitor the implementation of the activities and prepare regular progress reports, and other reporting.
  • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Excellent inter personal relationship
  • Excellent communications skills – both oral and written
  • Highly motivated, self starter able to work on own initiative in difficult conditions
  • Proficiency in computer skills is a must
  • Basic knowledge of computer programming will be an added advantage
  • Attention to details and high level of accuracy
Education and Experience
  • Minimum Diploma holder in Nutrition Dietetics or related qualifications plus 2 years working experience working in an NGO set up. Bachelors’ degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
Language Skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to:
Human Resource Manager
Email address:
latest by 25th September 2017.
NB: This is an urgent position and shortlisting will be done as applications are received.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application closing date: 25th September 2017

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