The Opportunity

Save the Children International Kenya Country office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Organizational Capacity Strengthening Advisor, USAID Advancing Nutrition Kenya. The role holder will provide technical leadership and program management of USAID Advancing Nutrition Kenya. S/he will serve as a change agent responsible for developing and implementing strategic approaches to strengthen the overall capacity and management abilities of key stakeholders. S/he will be a key position on the program, working with the Chief of Party and other senior team members to forge key in-country partnerships and strengthen local skills and abilities for implementing USAID Advancing Nutrition multisectoral nutrition project. The Capacity Strengthening Advisor will oversee the technical and organizational capacity development of identified organizations and stakeholders (e.g. local service providers, local organizations, private sector actors and all levels of government decision makers). This is a key position and a valued member of the project team. The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

USAID Advancing Nutrition

USAID Advancing Nutrition is the Agency’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners, including Save the Children. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behaviour change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.

USAID Advancing Nutrition’s work in Kenya will support the USAID/Kenya and Government of Kenya’s multi-sectoral nutrition agenda at the national level and provide support and guidance to implementation at the county level. The activity will support capacity strengthening efforts for local organizations, amplification of the voices of the vulnerable at county and national levels, and capacity strengthening of stakeholders to advocate for improved nutrition for the most vulnerable.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience working with the Kenyan government stakeholders in organizational development, instructional design, curriculum development, communication, nutrition, public health or related field, and providing capacity strengthening support.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in organizational development, including conducting organizational capacity assessments, developing capacity strengthening plans and measuring outcomes of capacity strengthening efforts.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition in Kenya, health policy, health systems strengthening, quality improvement, quality assurance, social behaviour change communication, community development, food security and/or agriculture.
  • Demonstrated success across project management: co-creation process; strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; relationship management with multiple clients; oversight of program monitoring and evaluation; and documentation of results for USAID-funded programs.
  • Strong knowledge of the health system; health facility- and community-based nutrition services; and multi-sectoral nutrition programming in Kenya.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of virtual communication platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Docs/Meets, Zoom; Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken with strong presentation skills. Ability to prepare and disseminate project findings, success stories and other documents effectively.

The Organization

Save the children international employs approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education, and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at .

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.

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