Kenya Red Cross Society Regional Nutrition Officers latest Job Vacancies 2013

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.
The Society is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions:
Position Title: Regional Nutrition Officer 
(6 Positions)
Reporting to: Assistant Secretary General
Job Location: West Kenya, Nairobi & Lower Eastern, North Eastern , Coast, Upper Eastern & Central, and South &North Rift Valley
Overall Purpose
Responsible to the Assistant Secretary General working closely with the Nutrition Advisor, for effective planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating community-based nutrition programmes to address persistently high levels of acute and chronic malnutrition, support integration of nutrition actions in emergency preparedness and response, food and livelihood security as well as support generation of knowledge and documentation of best practices in the field of public health nutrition.
The strategy is to develop and deliver an integrated nutrition resilience framework for intervention execution focusing on partnerships, advocacy, behaviour and attitude change manifested in the application of optimal nutrition practices across the life cycle prior to, during and after emergencies.
Summary of Job Description:
Program Management and Reporting: Develop region specific integration models that allow for systematic and coordinated in- cooperation of nutrition in project formulation, implementation, reporting/ documenting, monitoring and evaluation across all KRCS disaster management and long term programmes.
Human Resource Management: Supervise, monitor nutrition project staff performance, offer mentorship, support staff in preparation of their performance objectives and determine personnel needs for field-level nutrition activities
Grants Management: Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures, spending patterns, preparing cash forecasts based on planned activities, and ensure tracking and reporting on nutrition supplies.
Partnerships and Networking: Map out stakeholders in the public and private sectors in each of the regions towards supporting advocacy efforts aimed at scaling up nutrition in the regions, Support development of county emergency nutrition preparedness plans and action plans and attend partnership meetings and forums at regional level
Key Competencies
Required Qualifications:
  • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent qualifications
  • Knowledge of national and international minimum standards in health program service delivery (MOH, SPHERE, WHO standards)
  • Practical experience in planning, implementation and management of public health nutrition programmes
  • Proven practical experience in partnership engagement and management
  • Previous proposal development experience (including log frames), and M&E
  • Computer literacy with possible advanced word processing, spread sheet, and relevant health software skills ( ENA for SMART, SPSS ) Additional training in IMAM and IYCF is a requirement
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience working in complex, multifaceted, health and nutrition program with an added advantage for candidates with emergency response experience
  • Previous recruitment, performance monitoring and team training experience
  • Previous experience in documentation of lessons learnt, as well conducting health and nutrition surveys and ability to work under pressure.
Applications must contain:
Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of three referees.
All applications should be sent to:
The Secretary General,
Kenya Red Cross Society,
P. O. Box 40712-00100,
(So as to reach him not later than Tuesday, 30th April 2013)