European Commission – Program Officer – Nutrition

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European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) seeks to recruit a PROGRAMME OFFICER – NUTRITION To join its Regional Office in Nairobi

The European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), is the European Commission Department responsible for financing humanitarian assistance. ECHO finances a range of partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assistance to people affected by both natural and man made disaster.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Programme Officer (PO) – Nutrition will be based in Nairobi and will support ECHO’s Technical Assistant in charge of nutrition in the region by undertaking the following tasks:
Assess nutritional aspects of humanitarian situations in the region and provide recommendations on appropriate response;
Provide quality technical advice and support to ECHO-funded projects;
Regular monitoring of on-going nutrition projects and follow up of recommendations based on ECHO’s policies and international standards / best practices;
Provide advice and support to ECHO Country Offices and HQ at operational, programmatic and strategic levels;
Contribute to the ECHO’s Nutrition technical working group, and when needed to other sectors, for the development, dissemination and implementation of guidelines and other internal tools;
The PO will be covering Central, Eastern and Southern Africa countries where nutrition crises are on-going or likely to occur. Frequent travel at short notice will be required. Based on evolving needs, the geographical coverage may change, and, if needed, the PO shall make him/herself available to cover countries outside the region

Required Qualifications
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Nutrition or Public Health;
A minimum of five years’ work experience in nutrition in emergency in the Central, Eastern or Southern Africa regions, in an international setting; this should include work outside Kenya. If no university degree, ten years’ work experience in nutrition in emergency will be required;
Demonstrated understanding of nutrition and public health policies, standards, guidelines in emergency settings;
Thorough knowledge of nutrition problems and programmes in the region;
Public health / Medical background is an asset;
Demonstrated knowledge of international NGOs and UN aid agencies working in the region;
Good knowledge of Project Cycle Management and ideally of international donors’ procedures.

Applications which do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically rejected.

This is a local posting for nationals open to other residents of Kenya with a valid working permit. The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 6 months’ probationary period. As an indication the monthly basic salary ranges from KES 400,000 to a maximum of 750,000 (subject to local tax law)

Application plus detailed CV of the interested candidate should be sent to echo-administration.nairobi@echofield.eu (Subject clearly marked: “REF: PO – Nutrition” latest by midnight 10 June 2017).

Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 July 2017 should consider that they have not been selected. This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who had previously applied and are still interested are encouraged to re-submit their interest.

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