Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Nursing (preferred), or other related health sciences.
At least 5 years demonstrated experience in implementation of health and nutrition programmes with preference given to nutrition programming in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings.
Excellent understanding of the nutrition sector within the Kenyan context, particularly maternal, newborn and child nutrition issues including system approach to ending persistent acute malnutrition.
Clear understanding of nutrition resilience, hunger and food security issues in Kenya, particularly in the context of Turkana and Samburu counties.
Strong commitment to capacity building of county staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative approaches.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels with County government, local partners and community members while taking into consideration cultural and language difficulties.
Strong results orientation, with the ability to take initiative and challenge existing mindsets.
Excellent written and verbal skills in English, with ability to draft quality reports. Excellent verbal skills in Swahili; Knowledge of the local language and context will be a distinct advantage
Attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness in execution of assigned responsibilities
Ability to work in challenging and changing environment, and to see through challenges to find solutions.
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
Qualified candidate from Turkana and Samburu counties are encouraged to apply.
Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
Deadline: Jul 24, 2020