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Nutrition Officer - West Pokot Jobs

1 month ago   Jobs Offers   Nairobi   54 views

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Location: Nairobi

Job Description/RequirementsTheIRC lead a multi-agency program of operational research to develop asimplified combined protocol for the treatment of severe and moderateacute malnutrition (Combined Protocol for Acute Malnutrition Study-ComPAS). The ‘Combined Protocol’ was tested in a rigorous RCT in twocountries: South Sudan and Kenya. The IRC is recruiting a NutritionOfficer to be part of the Team to advance this protocol through andoperational Pilot in West Pokot County. He/she will be part of the teamimplementing the COMPAS, pilot implementation.Workingunder the mentorship and supervision of the Nutrition Manager, theNutrition Officer will be directly responsible for the day-to-dayoversight MOH liaison and implementation of the ComPAS IMAM &MIYCNprotocols in the program which includes.Coordination, implementation and working together with the Nutrition Manager to ensure that the program is running efficiently.Workingtogether with the Supply Chain Department, plan and procure familynutrition program supplies including RUTF, MUAC tapesTogether with the county and sub – county MOH, plan and conduct training health staff and on COMPASS, MIYCN and Family MUAC.Incoordination with county teams Coordinate the day-to-day implementationof MIYCN, family MUAC screening at household levels through communityhealth workers and radio program.In collaboration with ministry of health, plan for trainings for M2MSGs on optimal MIYCN practices during COVID- 19 Pandemic.Participatein coordination meetings at County and sub-county level with the MOHand Partners including NIWG, CNTF and any other.Support development of County work plans with the S/CHMTs and schedule joint supervisions to improve quality programming.Prepare cash forecast in liaison with the other program staff in line with the work plans.Ensure the expenditure is as stipulated in the budget lines and strict adherence to the budget limits.Supervisebudget spending to align with spending plan; ensure diligence in grantsutilization including timely spending and value for money.Implementcomprehensive maternal infant and young child nutrition program (MIYCN)Baby Friendly Community initiative (BFCI) approaches.Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly, and monthly reports of all the activities implemented,Lease with Supply Chain Department in logistical Program Supplies procurement and Monitoring Supply control.Attend & represent the Nutrition program in MOH meetings, CNTFs, Surveys and DQAsAny other duties as assigned by the supervisor.QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized University.Be a registered nutrition or dietitian KNDI.Required Experience & ProficienciesMinimum 3 years’ work experience in emergency community nutrition and implementation.Experience in MIYCN with strong BFHI & BFCI approaches.Experience in nutrition survey and assessmentsGood communication and interpersonal skills.Strong report writing and team working skills.Knowledge in computer packages and basic analysis skills.Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage)Flexible and positive personality.Strong planning and implementation capacityConfident and capable negotiator, communicator and networker

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