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  • Posted: Dec 21, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 11, 2021
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    NAWIRI Project Coordinator

    Job Summary

    Coordinate NAWIRI project activities within Caritas Marsabit strategy with the aim of building safer, resilient and sustainable communities in Marsabit County. Support appropriate planning, development, implementation and review of NAWIRI project.

    Key relationships to the role:

    Internal: Programme, M&E, Finance unit staff and Caritas Director’s office, NAWIRI head of office and other technical units within NAWIRI, Head

    of Programs

    External: Existing and new partners, CSOs and Faith Based organizations, funding partners, government institutions, Parishes, communities, and other actors.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure high quality project implementation, management, compliance with donor requirements, Caritas Marsabit policies and procedures through project review systems and quality control (M&E systems, budget review and analysis) and also promote documentation of program reviews, success stories and lessons learnt.
    • Planning, Coordinating and managing the NAWIRI project in line with Caritas Marsabit and NAWIRI project strategy, objectives and standards.
    • Participate and collaborate, learn, and adapt activities of the programme to ensure all NAWIRI interventions are working towards addressing persistent acute malnutrition.
    • Working closely with all consortium members, support in the implementation of IMAM SURGE + BFCI pilot at various levels – sub county, Health facility and community unit.
    • Prepare inception reports, concept papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.
    • Represent Caritas Marsabit in meetings at county levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK and other stakeholders, and the community.
    • Work with Finance Team on proper budget management, including, budget development, forecasting and procurement planning, as well as monthly financial reports reviewing
    • Actively participate in the development, review, dissemination and operationalisation of County level policies, legislation, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders relating to nutrition, health, and/or food security issues.
    • Support development and review of Caritas Marsabit nutrition strategy and implementation plan including dissemination of nutrition advocacy messages for the NAWIRI project.
    • Support inter-sector collaboration, to ensure broad and evidence-based approaches to address malnutrition.
    • In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation, ensure monitoring, evaluation and analysis are integrated into program implementation to promote adaptive management and a culture of constant program improvement.
    • Provide technical and administrative support to external consultants and research field teams for specific research activities. Collaborate with the NAWIRI Research team and external consultants to organize trainings for enumerators.
    • Contribute to transition plan moving from Phase 1 (Research and Collaboration) to Phase 2 (Activity Implementation) by ensuring research results are useful, accessible, and applicable for making activity design decisions
    • Participate in evaluation studies, operational research and other knowledge generation initiatives and documenting relevant learning for dissemination and for supporting organizational development
    • Support the design and implementation of relevant surveys, need assessments, data and information collection for on-going monitoring and learning
    • Manage performance of the unit staff including performance appraisal.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications:

    • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc Public health or equivalent from a recognized university.

    Relevant working experience / skills and competencies:

    • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation of health and nutrition programmes with preference given to nutrition programming in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings.
    • At least three (3) years’ experience in health and nutrition programme management in the delivery of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) and health services; with at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
    • Experience in delivery of high-quality emergency nutrition programs
    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills
    • Proven experience in social and behaviour change approaches
    • A good team player and culturally sensitive
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications including data entry and analysis such as SPSS , ENA for SMART
    • Highly flexible and ability to cope with stressful situations
    • High integrity, ability to lead and develop a team with excellent conceptual, communication, interpersonal and advisory skills
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
    • Experience in quality management and using of data to inform decision-making and sustainability planning/monitoring a plus.
    • Report and proposal writing skills
    • Project management, strong mobilization and coordination skills.

    Method of Application

    Caritas Marsabit is an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified candidates to apply not later than 11th January 2021.

    The application should contain attachments of; one-page cover letter, updated CV with clear details of a daytime telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.

    All applications should be addressed to:

    The Director, Caritas Marsabit,

    P. O Box 62 – 60500,


    and submitted via email address(


    • The job title of the position applied for should form part of the subject matter of the email.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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