Nutrition Advisor, Kenya 2022
Career Kenya: Nutrition Advisor, Kenya 2022
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people
in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international
development organization that designs and delivers technical and
management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to
promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Nutrition Advisor, Kenya

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Nutrition Advisor for an anticipated program
in Kenya funded by USAID. The activity will improve the resilience of
vulnerable populations and environments by increasing the capability of
local communities, institutions, and ecosystems to mitigate against
recurrent environmental, economic, socio and political risks, shocks and
stressors.

The Nutrition Advisor will lead the development, implementation, and
monitoring of nutrition-sensitive interventions and activities across
the entirety of the program. The program is anticipated to start in 2023
and this position is envisioned to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities

  • Support, manage, and advocate for the integration of high
    quality and responsive approaches across the entirety of the program to
    increase availability, affordability, access to and consumption of safe,
    nutritious foods, particularly for women, youth, and other vulnerable
    groups
  • Oversee the implementation of field research to identify key
    opportunities for increasing food availability, affordability,
    accessibility, for the consumption of safe, nutritious food
  • Co-create the design and implementation of interventions that
    increase household production, access to, purchase, and consumption of
    nutrient-rich foods, particularly for women, youth, and other vulnerable
    groups, applying nutrition-sensitive best practices and support and
    input from ACDI/VOCA Home Office Technical Experts
  • Provide technical guidance on the development of tools, resources,
    and models to facilitate the integration of nutrition into agriculture
    and market systems development interventions
  • Design and conduct participatory workshops on nutrition-sensitive
    agriculture and/or food systems for program participants, including
    households, private sectors actors, and government
  • Facilitate the increased capacity of all staff members in nutrition
  • Implement Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) best practices
    to inform and scale-up nutrition and food systems interventions
  • Manage and direct implementation teams to carry out project activities as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience integrating nutrition into agriculture and/or market systems development projects
  • Experience working with food systems actors, including rural
    producers, farmers’ associations, agribusinesses, private sector
    agricultural production, private sector food processors, or governments
    desired
  • Understanding of gender- and youth-integrated agriculture concepts
    and ability to integrate gender into nutrition-sensitive approaches
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a
    variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate
    recommendations for action
  • Excellent written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise manner
  • Experience working in Kenya preferred
  • Fluency in English required

Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs.
The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists
will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women,
minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any
position.

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