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About the role
The role is based in Nairobi and is positioned in the Kenya Country Program team. The role is key in leading in the delivery of Health & Nutrition project/s within the relevant Impact area within the Kenya Country Program. The role has the overall responsibility of leading and supporting partners to deliver outcomes in increased community and county participation and engagement in Health & Nutrition. The role holder will be required to travel.
The Project Officer-Health & Nutrition is responsible for the overall coordination, planning, provision of technical direction and oversight to local partners implementing health and nutrition interventions in Christian Aid.
The role is responsible for contributing to the development of Christian Aid policy, strategy, thought leadership and communication under the Health stream of work. To contribute to the representation of Christian Aid to external stakeholders on Health & Nutrition and undertake liaison and advocacy with County and National Government partners and officials on project activities and related health and nutrition issues. Coordinate and represent Christian Aid County and National authorities and ensure activities are carried out in line with National and County strategies as far as possible and their participation. (30%).
To be responsible for recommending grants to partners, and leading in project and budget management in line with Christian Aid policies and procedures, that ensures effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners, ensures funds are used for approved purposes, and ensures timely reporting based on robust data on activities, outputs, and impact of the project and serve as a resource person on capacity development activities on Health and Nutrition. The project officer will ensure that project/s are delivered on time and within budget. (30%)
In collaboration with the country manager and other support functions, assist fundraising initiatives aimed at increasing the current project portfolio size by providing information for proposal writing, seeking opportunities for participating in consortia and representing the organisation in fundraising forums. Contribute towards the development and dissemination of Christian Aid Health & Nutrition work through publications (general, thematic sector, academic) in consultation with other support functions. (30%)
Engage in personal development for furtherance of Christian Aid Health & Nutrition work including reading, training, mentoring and coaching among others (10%).
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion, or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.