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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

International Medical Corps Nutrition Capacity Development Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. 
Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
 
International Medical Corps currently implements projects in various counties in Kenya. International Medical Corps is seeking candidates to fill the following positions to support Nutrition Program.

Nutrition Capacity Development Officer - Nairobi

Scope of Work – Essential Duties
  • Provide coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and Launch of the draft nutrition capacity development framework both at the national and county levels
  • Provide technical and coordination role to strategically roll-out of Capacity Development Framework implementation plan
  • Representation of IMC at the MoH human resource working group and other health and nutrition capacity building and training related forums
  • Documentation of lessons learned, best practices and results regarding nutrition capacity development in the country
  • Conduct IMC internal capacities in nutrition and develop strategies to address nutrition gaps within the organization.
  • Ensures effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration, with particular emphasis on understanding nutrition capacity development challenges and needs and on mainstreaming capacity development in programme design and implementation where relevant.
  • Actively engage in other stakeholders’ nutrition capacity development activities and ensure their plans are inline with sector capacity development strategies;
  • Actively participate in resource mobilization for capacity development in nutrition
Qualifications and Experience
  • Graduate degree in nutrition or public health.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in field work and coordination with international agencies and organization in the field of nutrition
  • Good knowledge of the Ministry of Health including nutrition sector coordination structures.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and health policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Experience in provision of training is an advantage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with many different functions from high level decision makers to technical specialists to nutrition experts and program managers
  • Able to manage and work in or with a multidisciplinary team of nutrition practitioners
  • Must be able to work in respect of deadlines
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Flexible for Frequent travel to the field
Qualified and interested candidates to submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY which should include:-

(1) Application Letter;
 
(2) Current C.V. with telephone number and e-mail address;

(3) Three referees with contact telephone numbers and email addresses not later than 11th December, 2014 to kenyajobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.