Project Office -Nutrition-2 at World Vision Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare  , Project Management 

Key Responsibilities:

Programmatic and technical Implementation for nutrition projects 

  • Ensure all malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women are identified, admitted and discharged from IMAM programs as per national Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) guidelines
  • Support the communities to identify Nutrition challenges and develop community lead solutions during implementation of REACTS-IN project
  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health staff to be able to implement Nurturing care group and Men care models at both County and Sub County level.
  • Work closely with community Health volunteers to mobilize communities to participate in nutrition project interventions
  • Strengthening of community structures to ensure they receive appropriate health and nutrition services.
  • Support Community health volunteers to conduct household nutrition counselling for project beneficiaries at community level.
  • Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, disability, Christian commitment and advocacy into nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions.
  • Integration of nutrition into livelihood interventions to ensure food security at household level.
  • In liaison with project accountant ensure monthly tracking of project expenditure and manage work plans and budgets.

Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes

  • Develop quality reports: weekly situation reports, monthly reports and quarterly reports as per WV and/donor(s) reporting guidelines
  • In liaison with other project partners and MoH develop monitoring plan, analyze nutrition information from health information system and other sources to understand trends for timely decision making
  • Document success stories, and best practices to demonstrate the impact created by WVK from the project implementation
  • Monitor project implementation levels and report progress, impact and best practices.
  • Work with M&E officer to develop ToRs for various activities that require external support and identify specific data requirements.
  • Support MOH monitoring to ensure strengthened health systems and accurate reporting in the KHIS.
  • Ensure timely analysis of monitoring data and dissemination to key stakeholders for management decision making.
  • Support the implementation of processes to ensure quality of existing project data, and information collection.
  • Ensure the project is compliant to the Humanitarian accountability requirements.
  • Ensure Project alignment to the donor requirements and support office evaluation protocols and methodological tools.

Advocacy, Engagement, Networking & Partnerships & Resource Acquisition 

  • Represent WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings county and/or sub-county levels.
  • Participate in advocacy activities to ensure resource allocation to nutrition by county governments.
  • Engaging with MoH at County & Sub-County level to influence resource allocation nutrition
  • Identify potential areas for fundraising   and provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for health and nutrition, education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels
  • Identify potential areas for fundraising   and provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for health and nutrition, education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels

Enhanced Empowerment, Documentation & Capacity Development  

  • Ensure capacity Building of government officers, community members and CBOs to enable them effectively manage and sustain Health and Nutrition interventions.
  • Conduct training and sensitization of health facility staff and Community Health Volunteers on Nurturing care, Men care, MIYCN, IMAM, PD Hearth and micronutrients supplementation.
  • Support the Sub-County and County nutrition officers to conduct community Training and follow ups for community units.
  • Ensure continuous learning and documentation of lessons learnt and best practices for program design, monitoring and evaluation frameworks related to emergency response.
  • Coordinate the sharing of learning related to MEAL practices across offices and provide support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises should be employed.
  • Support the development of project case studies, human interest stories, documentaries and other related materials.
  • In collaboration with M&E officer document lessons learnt and reports (printed, visual) and published for sharing with the donor and other partners and proactively share information and learning with internal and external stakeholders.


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


  • Must have a minimum of a Minimum of Bachelor degree in Nutrition, or the equivalent from a recognized University
  • At least three years working experience of which two should be in maternal infant and young child nutrition and Nutrition Sensitive interventions.
  • Good understanding of Ministry of health systems, Nutrition programming models, standards and guidelines, Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels
  • Familiarity 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 people’s groups, state institutions etc.
  • Familiarity with gender inclusion in community interventions. Good analytical skills with appropriate attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills.
  • High professional ethics and integrity
  • Good Empirical knowledge of humanitarian codes, principles and practice;
  • Computer literacy in MS office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent team player with ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams;
  • Experience in working on donor funded programs 
  • Good understanding of Nutrition programming in emergency and developmental contexts

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on to apply