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Advocacy Nutrition Officer


Nutrition and Governance
2
1. Kwale/Kilifi counties; 2. Kitui county
Program Manager
st
1 November 2015
12 months (renewable)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
CISP Kenya and Somalia is an equal employment opportunity employer. Currently it has various field offices in
Kenya with its Regional offices in Nairobi and its Headquarters in Rome. CISP Kenya carries out projects in area of
development by supporting National and county authorities to provide quality, equitable, transparent and
accountable services in sectors of health and nutrition, education, child protection and renewable energy through
capacity building, promoting active citizenship, shared accountability mechanisms at community, county
authorities and National government level.

Role and Responsibilities


Implement project activities as per plan in the target county/ies; Ensure quality implementation in
accordance with sector international and CISP standards;
Attend and represent CISP in key meetings at county level and facilitate meetings with local authorities and
other stakeholders to identify and strengthen support for project activities, ensure active collaboration and
information sharing.
Facilitate technical trainings for stakeholders and community members;
Ensure strong coordination with project partners;
Support selection and coordination of consultants for implementation of project activities;
In coordination with the finance officers, provide progressive monthly narrative and financial reports on the
implementation of the project;
Identify potential donors and funding opportunities, support preparation of proposals.
Support preparation of materials for accountability, visibility and communication, with the purpose of
promoting and disseminating findings and best practices.
Contributes in the preparation of regular or ad-hoc documents (sheets, brochures, other) to disseminate at
county level.
Attend to any other task and responsibility as agreed with Programme Coordinator.
Profile Required
Educational:
Minimum of University Degree in Nutrition; Must be registered by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute
(KNDI)
Technical / Professional:

Minimum of 2 years professional experience post qualification in the health and nutrition sector, prior
experience in International organizations preferred;
Experience in advocacy actions and as technical advisor of government departments is an advantage;
Problem solving skills;
Able to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
Able to enforce procedures;
Able to oversee multiple tasks;
Good interpersonal skills, clear communication and facilitation skills;
Excellent computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint
and/or Access;
Familiar with statistics and data analysis;
Takes initiative, is punctual, and pays attention to details;
Excellent writing and editing skills;

Excellent knowledge of Swahili and English languages (written and spoken)


Having worked in the targeted counties is an advantage.

How to apply:
Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to Human
resource admin@cisp-nairobi.org and cc: bassan@cisp-nairobi.org by close of business on Sunday 11th October
2015.
Email subject: Application for the position of Advocacy Nutrition Officer in Kilifi/Kwale or Kitui. Application
should include:
CV (not exceeding 4 pages), including 3 references.
Cover letter (1 page maximum), including current and expected remuneration
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information about CISP, please visit www.cispngo.org.
CISP is strongly committed to ending Child Abuse, all forms of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and to building a work
environment that is safe and welcoming for all, where Sexual Harassment does not take place. The desired
candidate for any position should share and support this commitment in all aspects of their personal and
professional behaviour. Any history implicating that the applicant has a history of Child Abuse, Sexual Exploitation
and Abuse, or Sexual Harassment, is a reason for excluding him or her from employment with CISP.