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Nutrition Service Delivery Officer
Team/Programme: Afya Halisi
Location: Migori And Kakamega (1 Per County)
Grade: Tbc
Contract Length: 1 Year With Possibility Of Extension
The Nutrition Service Delivery Officer (Nutrition SDO) takes responsibility of implementation of nutrition activities in Afya Halisi project. Afya Halisi is a USAID funded five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP), reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.
Reporting to the Senior Service Delivery Officer, the Nutrition SDO will provide nutrition technical guidance to the Afya Halisi. He/she will work closely with the sub county MOH and other project team members to improve the quality of nutrition services at health facilities and community levels. He/she will provide support and mentorship to MoH teams to implement high impact nutrition interventions.
In addition, the post holder will ensure that the project is successfully implemented in line with approved donor work plans, budget and Save the Children strategic objectives and ensure strong linkages and collaboration with nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive nutrition programs within and beyond this project.

Roles

Programme quality and capacity building
·         Engage with MOH at County and Sub-county level to support quality implementation of nutrition activities in line with the Afya Halisi workplan.
·         Provide technical expertise, coordination and supervision of nutrition activities and to ensure maximum integration of project activities across and within technical areas.
·         Provide technical support in the design and implementation of key thematic areas in nutrition and not limited to: IMAM, MIYCN, BFHI, BFCI, in line with county priorities
·         Roll-out the onsite mentorship and CMEs to improve the quality of nutrition services at facility level.
·         Work with the county clinical mentorship team to provide on-site coaching and supervision of health care workers in nutrition.
·         Work with the county and sub county HMTs to institute quality of care mechanisms.
·         Work with the CHMT and SCHMT to disseminate and support the use of nutrition guidelines, protocols, job aids, reporting tools etc.
·         Plan, organize and facilitate trainings in nutrition services.
·         Work as a team member for implementation of project activities, including work planning, budgeting and accounting of finances, M&E and periodic reporting.
·         Document achievements, lessons learnt, and best practices throughout the project implementation.
Monitoring and evaluation
·         Provide support in the design, implementation and follow up of nutrition routine monitoring and supervision plan in liaison with the CHMTs; including joint monitoring plans and mentoring plans and ensure action points are followed and actioned.
·         Ensure systems put in place to ensure nutrition information required to monitor progress and impact are implemented
·         Ensure all Save the Children and external monthly/quarterly and donor monitoring requirements are complied with.
·         Contribute to quarterly meetings to review progress of nutrition program against set targets
·         Participate in the design of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations for the nutrition component in collaboration with other project staff
·         Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project findings and lessons learned through the production of high quality materials and their effective dissemination to key stakeholders.
·         In coordination with MER team, maintain nutrition information data base with all the relevant project data readily available.
Advocacy, coordination and representation
·         Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your County on project activities and related health/nutrition issues.
·         To advocate with all partners at county (including communities) on improving access to quality nutrition care for vulnerable populations through multi-sectoral and interagency coordination
·         Develop policy briefs and position papers as and when required related to the nutrition programme in coordination with county nutrition actors and disseminate these to relevant audiences including County decision makers.
·         In liaison with the Advocacy Technical Specialist and other project partners, support the County to prioritize nutrition needs for the county to be funded by county governments and other actors and ensure these are provided for in relevant County plans strategies.
·         Together with County/ sub county health management teams, and other nutrition stakeholders, ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in food/nutrition programmes and activities.
·         Within delegated authority represent SCI and maintain working relationship with relevant county government ministries/departments, UN agencies, International and local non-governmental health organizations with a mandate to promote the nutrition agenda
·         Actively participate in and strengthen the county and sub county nutrition coordination mechanisms (both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive) and strengthen links with NGOs and other nutrition actors.
·         Actively participate in and strengthen monthly Nutrition Technical Forum meetings at the MoH and other Nutrition coordination platforms, including the SUN CSA meetings and facilitate linkages with the national coordination mechanisms
·         Internally liaise and coordinate with other sector SDOs (within Save the Children and beyond) to ensure coordination and holistic service delivery to targeted locations.
Other
·         Ensure that programme strategies support and demonstrate good practice in child safeguarding.
·         Participate actively in project and Save the Children’s meetings, planning and review activities, providing enhanced insight into nutrition programming.
·         Actively participate in key relevant internal meetings such as Programme Review Meetings, as required.
·         Participate in any donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as required.

Qualifications

·         Degree in Nutrition or Public Health. A master’s degree in Nutrition or Public Health will be an added advantage
·         Must have at least 3 years’ experience supporting nutrition programs and experience in working with MOH
·         Up-to-date knowledge and skills on nutrition, including IMAM, MIYCN, BFHI/BFCI, supportive supervision and quality improvement systems
·         Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills to a wide range of actors
·         Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field nutrition

·         A good understanding and experience working with county governments
·         Experience of managing projects or programs
·         Proven analytical and strategic planning and interpersonal skills.
·         Computer literate in word processing and excel packages
·         Experience in communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of culture
·         Diplomatic and negotiating skills
·         Highly organized, detail oriented and able to work under pressure.
·         Experience in liaison with a broad range of stakeholders, including international donors, UN agencies and INGOs, national authorities, national/local partner agencies and emergency-affected communities.
·         Ability to adapt and flexibility to step into other roles within and beyond the project
·         Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located
How to Apply
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
Child Survival Service Delivery Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Afya Halisi
LOCATION: Kitui, Migori and Kakamega (1 per County)
GRADE: TBC
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year with possibility of extension
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Role Purpose:
The Child Survival Service Delivery Officer (CS SDO) takes responsibility of implementation of child survival (child health and immunization) activities in Afya Halisi project.
Afya Halisi is a USAID funded five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP), reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.
Reporting to the Senior Service Delivery Officer, the Child Survival Service Delivery Officer will provide Child Survival technical guidance to the project.
While he/she must have strengths in child survival, he/she will work in close collaboration with the project team and sub county MoH to contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Family Planning health services; supervision and quality improvement systems and training and orientation systems.
The post holder will ensure that the project is successfully implemented in line with approved donor work plans, budget and Save the Children strategic objectives.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Senior Service Delivery Advisor, Afya Halisi
Indirect Report : Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor, Afya Halisi
Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.
In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.
Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. In total, we employ around 250 staff and had an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Roles

Programme quality and capacity building
·         Provide support for the implementation of child survival activities
·         Ensure Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in child survival
·         Contribute to the capacity building of Afya Halisi, MoH staff and CHVs competences in child survival for quality service provision
·         Support the dissemination and use of policies, tools and strategies to improve access to child survival interventions
·         Review and analyze data for performance monitoring and utilize the data to take corrective actions
Monitoring and evaluation
·         Provide support in the design, implementation and follow up of routine monitoring and supervision plan in liaison with the CHMTs; including joint monitoring plans and mentoring plans and ensure action points are followed and actioned.
·         Ensure systems put in place to ensure child survival information required to monitor progress and impact are implemented
·         Ensure all Save the Children and external monthly/quarterly and donor monitoring requirements are complied with.
·         Contribute to quarterly meetings to review progress of community health program against set targets
·         Participate in the design of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations for the child survival component in collaboration with other project staff
·         Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project findings and lessons learned through the production of high quality materials and their effective dissemination to key stakeholders.
·         In coordination with MER team, maintain child survival information data base with all the relevant project data readily available.
Advocacy, coordination and representation
·         Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your County on project activities and related child survival health issues.
·         To advocate with all partners at county (including communities) on improving access to quality child survival for vulnerable populations through multi-sectoral and interagency coordination
·         Develop policy briefs and position papers as and when required related to the child survival programme in coordination with county health actors and disseminate these to relevant audiences including County decision makers.
·         In liaison with the Advocacy Technical Specialist and other project partners, support the County to prioritize child survival needs for the county to be funded by county governments and other actors and ensure these are provided for in relevant County plans strategies.
·         Together with County/ sub county health management teams, and other health stakeholders, ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in community health programmes and activities.
·         Actively participate in and strengthen the county and sub county community health coordination mechanisms
·         Internally liaise and coordinate with other sector SDOs (within Save the Children and beyond) to ensure coordination and holistic service delivery to targeted locations.
Other
·         Ensure that programme strategies support and demonstrate good practice in child safeguarding.
·         Participate actively in project and Save the Children’s meetings, planning and review activities, providing enhanced insight into community health programming.
·         Actively participate in key relevant internal meetings such as Programme Review Meetings, as required.
·         Participate in any donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as required.

Qualifications

·         A registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Diploma in a related field (Nursing, Midwifery) with experience in RMNCAH.
·         At least 5 years’ experience implementing community and facility child survival programs
·         Experience implementing community strategy and KQMH.
·         Up-to-date knowledge on child survival, including IMNCI, ETAT+, iCCM, SIAs, routine immunization, REC approach, supportive supervision and quality improvement systems.
·         Experience capacity building health workers, community health assistants, community health volunteers
·         Knowledge of the local county context strongly preferred.
Competent in development and implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities and reports
·         Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
·         Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
How to Apply
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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