12 Feeding Officers Jobs in Kenya
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all
walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a
nutritious daily meal in a place of education.
We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who
today will receive Mary’s Meals.
We offer more than just a job; we offer the opportunity to
support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real
focus on personal development.
Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) operates a Primary School Feeding and
Early Childhood Development programme in Kenya.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced
candidates for the following posts:
School Feeding Officer
12 Posts – Turkana County
We are delighted to be recruiting for talented School Feeding
Officers to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana county.
Reporting to the School Feeding Manager, the School Feeding
Officer (SFO) will play a key role in the day-to-day running of the School
Feeding Programme in ensuring that school-based activities are being carried
out effectively and in accordance to Mary’s Meals School Feeding Programme
Delivery Model and the surrounding communities are participating to acceptable
The SFO will also play a link role between the school, community
and Mary’s Meals Kenya.
This includes interfacing with community-based government
curriculum support officers while continuously building and sustaining
participatory community, stakeholder engagement as well as programme data
management and capacity building to all volunteers, teachers, School Feeding
Committees and the communities in which Mary’s Meals operates in.
Key areas of responsibility include:
MEL Database management
Adherence to the Enrolment Data Collection, Verification and
Management in accordance to MMK programme.
Take full responsibility on all matters of primary data quality.
Adequately and proactively analyse all data, highlight, and
escalate all data quality issues to the School Feeding Manager while following
all cases to completion.
Actively train teachers/volunteers on appropriate data
collection methods including completeness, accuracy, and ownership.
Continuous dialogue with School Feeding Committees and entire
communities on progress of school, presenting analysis and brainstorm on
improvement measures including back to school campaigns.
Stock Tracker management
Timely and appropriate escalation of concerns with feeding rate
Proper review and validation of highest attendance reports and
Actively review protocols on feeding rate, complete with
categories of reasons for nonfeeding.
Monitor and strengthen adherence to cooking guidance protocols.
Train teachers, volunteers on Mary’s Meals cooking guidance and
file protocols in every school.
Ensure big books are up to date and stock reconciliations well
Adherence to reporting timelines and reporting thresholds.
Proper filing of all school-based stock management reports
Routine Monitoring, Checklist Administration and Reporting
Ensure all school visits and the actions taken are consistently
logged in the school activity log and all actions that require follow up are
effectively reported, addressed, and/or appropriately escalated.
Support schools to deliver the feeding programme safely and
hygienically including access to clean and safe water for cooking.
Develop and submit weekly, monthly and situation reports
including case studies.
Identify and deal with emerging issues in the school feeding and
efficiently reporting the same to management.
Facilitate the delivery of school feeding programme supplies and
equipment to supported schools and ensure maintenance and care of assets
donated to these schools.
Support schools to organise community participation activities
through meetings with Parent Teacher Associations and School Board of
Managements with School Feeding Sub-Committee.
Community Engagement and Partnership Management
Supporting schools to establish and implement initiatives that
will support sustainability of the programme.
Providing training to relevant stakeholders for the effective
implementation of the feeding programme.
Carrying out field assignments and other related assignments as
assigned by management from time to time.
Actively promote child rights and the safety of children and
report any cases for concern regarding child protection.
Linking with other departments to ensure smooth flow of
information for effective implementation of the programme.
Any other tasks reasonably requested for the implementation,
management, and development of the school feeding programme.
Data Storage and Asset Management
Responsibility for the organization and correct storage of data
and information relating to the school feeding programme.
Ensuring that organization assets and equipment are taken care
Any other duty that may be delegated by SFM
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
A Diploma in Community development / Social work, Education,
Programme Management, Sociology or related social science.
Excellent communication skills
Fluency in spoken and written English
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
A valid motorbike riding license.
At least 2 years’ experience in community development or related
field preferably with an international NGO/ASAL
Strong organization skills
Ability to communicate in Turkana language.
Experience of working in a charity or not for profit
Experience of training and coaching others.
Experience working in a school environment with school-based
How to Apply
Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts
for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to
[email protected] indicating the position title and applicant’s name in
the subject line.
All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 27th November
2020 at 16:30 hours.
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via official
Mary’s Meals email address by latest 04th December 2020.
Mary’s Meals never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for
tests at any stage of the interview process.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.