Company Name: Feed The Children
Job Type: Full Time
Feed the Children is an international, non-profit relief organization that was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, United States of America. In Kenya, Feed the Children was registered in 1993 under the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board Act. Feed the Children Kenya office’s first program in the 1990s was the Dagoretti Children’s Centre (DCC) which assisted children who were physically challenged. In 2000, the organization opened the Abandoned Baby Centre (ABC) which rescued children who had been abandoned by family. In 2004, the organization began implementing the School Feeding Program (now called School Meals Programs). The program was in partnership with WFP and Ministry of Education and was aimed at encouraging children to attend school, improve school retention rates and reduce school drop-outs rates.
Reporting to: Head of Programs
Coordinating with: Other Pillar managers, Area Program Coordinators, M&E and F&N Teams
The Food & Nutrition Pillar Manager will provide technical leadership and oversight to the Food & Nutrition Programs. Reporting to the Head of Programs, the F&N manager will oversee technical staff and ensure effective implementation of Nutrition projects as well as integration of nutrition within other pillars. She/he will be responsible for leading broad Pillar activities, including strategic planning, program implementation, monitoring & evaluation, networking with other organizations and technical teams in facilitation of knowledge sharing.Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide technical direction to the team for the design, implementation and monitoring of project activities.
- Coordinate, manage and evaluate technical staff, and programmatic activities to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness
- Participate in formulation, implementation and monitoring of assigned budgetary responsibilities.
- Ensure timely & accurate reporting and documentation for internal and external requirements.
- Assess staff capacities and coordinates initial or ongoing trainings based on need and program goals
- Play a lead role in the recruitment, orientation and training of new technical program staff within the Pillar.
- Mentor team for leadership roles and develop potentials for Supervisor roles
- Prepare monthly report using the information provided by the Supervisor
- Interact with other pillar managers and Area Program Coordinators regularly to update ongoing activities and explore new partnerships and networks
- Ensure that the project is well represented in national, county and sub county-level meetings and forums
- Cultivate and maintain good working relations with local communities and Government/County representatives.
- Attend Nutrition-related coordination meetings and participate in nutrition technical working groups/forums
- Assist in project review and documentation of lessons learnt for wider dissemination.
- Perform other duties as would be required by the Head of Programs.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Food Nutrition & Dietetics. Masters in related field will be an added advantage
- 3-4 years’ experience and demonstrated experience and expertise in Nutrition.
- Current membership with Nutrition association (KNDI)
- Valid certificate of Good conduct
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated Problem solving skills, flexibility time sensitive and creativity.
- Strong leadership skills with demonstrated ability to manage and motivate teams
- Excellent Organization & Planning skills, and ability to identify opportunities
- Excellent training and presentation skills, ability to multitask with attention to detail.
- Proficient Computer skills