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  • Posted on: 31 July, 2017 Deadline: 10 August, 2017
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    World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

    Senior Faith and Development Coordinator


    Purpose Of The Position

    The position-holder will champion innovative approaches to dealing with interfaith engagement in fragile context. He / She will have experience in project cycle management, relief programming, and an understanding of minimum standards/best practices. A networker, the position holder will actively pursue external engagement to develop audiences for interfaith dialogue. He/she will ensure on-time, on-target implementation and reporting of the Christian Commitments project.

    The Senior Faith and Development Coordinator will lead spiritual nurture in World Vision Somalia. He / She will be a mature Christian, who respects denominational and religious diversity who is capable of articulating World Vision’s mission to people of various backgrounds. He/she will have strong organizational skills, capable of coordinating multiple stakeholders, assets and processes to support a vibrant devotional life for staff members.

    Strengthened External Engagement for Improved Child Well Being

    • FiA stories of impact from different sectors developed and disseminated for use with WV entities, and published by communications department;
    • Database of FiA stories developed;
    • Relationships built with religious stakeholder to lay foundations for future interfaith dialogue;
    • Linkages formed with other peacebuilding/interfaith networks to enhance WV’s understanding of best practice and to share our learning;
    • Lessons learned in sectors regarding FiA, packaged and shared with the wider humanitarian community;
    • Partnering based on shared values enhanced through orientation and training for WV and partners on WV Vision, mission, core values and integrated focus;

    Develop & Implement Appropriate People Capabilities System

    • Staff spiritual nurture and wellbeing activities implemented for the Christian staff in Nairobi and field locations;
    • Strengthen staff capacity as Christian development practitioners fostering understanding of staff members’ roles in Christian Aid workers in Islamic context.
    • Ensure spiritual grounded(ness) is provided in strategic decision-making process (e.g. TEECAP)
    • Connection of faith in work enhanced (guidance on messaging, linking the themes with current context, etc.);
    • Capacity of recruiters developed to undertake effective selection of suitable candidates with regard to faith issues;
    • Quarterly forums/chapels organized to facilitate integration across departments through sharing vision, appreciating teamwork and shared successes;
    • “Faith through deeds” nurtured among both Christian and Muslim staff members orientation, training and reflections towards “work and service to God”;
    • Spiritual care provided to all staff members (peer support, counselling and visitations as needed);
    • Orient new staff to the identity and practice of WV’s identity in Somalia;

    Improved, Efficient & Effective Internal Business Process

    • Technical Approaches developed to integrate interfaith engagement as a cross-cutting issue in all sectors approaches;
    • Contextualized engagement method (e.g. Information, Education, Communication-IEC- strategy) developed to support sector messaging;
    • Work with program leads to develop an appropriate staff formation and FiA integration approach.
    • Project reports meet donor requirements in time, accountability and quality;
    • FiA stories developed highlighting impact of engaging religious leaders in interventions as a risk mitigation strategy;
    • Design and deliver FiA training package related to a variety of sectors, including best practices and recommendations for integration

    Provide regular, positive, and productive communication with respective donor representatives, the field, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities.

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    • A minimum Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Christian theological Studies or a related Social Science.
    • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills
    • Must be a committed and mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities. Able to navigate with maturity and wisdom the interfaith nature of the work, including leading staff, meeting with faith leaders, and articulating World Vision core values.
    • Must have very good communication skills and should demonstrate experience undertaking implementation through partners.
    • Demonstrated skills in designing spiritual development programs and resources in various faith/religious and cultural contexts.
    • Should be a strategic thinker, with proven experience in networking with other stakeholders;
    • Team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal;
    • Proven ability to work in diverse cultural and faith contexts and with people of different faiths
    • Lead Daily staff devotions and weekly Chapel services.
    • Experience in the design, management and implementation of projects focused on working with faith actors or integration of cross cutting themes, as well as, the design and facilitation of training events

    Working Environment / Conditions

    • Work environment: Nairobi-based with frequent travel to the field.
    • Travel: 40% travel to field locations

    Program Officer - ENRICH


    Major Responsibilities

    Programmatic and Technical Support for Nutrition Projects

    • Provide strategic and technical support to implementation of ENRICH grant nutrition project with minimal support to sponsorship health projects
    • In liaison with field staff ensure timely development and implementation of work plans and budgets for nutrition/health grants
    • Ensure all grant nutrition interventions are implemented within schedule , plans and budgets
    • Provide minimal programmatic support to five WVK region teams based on their need
    • Ensure timely implementation and expenditure level reviews to track and manage work plans and budgets.
    • Support nutrition interventions during emergencies.
    • Oversee integration of nutrition grants into existing Sponsorship health projects for increased impact Maintain relationship with World Vision Canada
    • Provide leadership to ENRICH Kenya partners to ensure timely implementation of project activities among partners

    Quality Assurance for Programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation Processes

    • Provide technical support during Surveys/evaluations, baselines and assessment to ensure quality check with methodology, tools and the entire process.
    • Ensure Nutrition project designs and/ or re- designs are done in accordance with donor guidelines, standards, WV standards and nutrition programming strategies and GoK guidelines while corresponding to community needs and contexts.
    • Ensure timely and quality development and review of project reports in line with donor and WV policies and reporting guidelines
    • Provide technical support to ensure that the report findings inform the basis of subsequent programme design
    • Support project documentation, reflection and learning to ensure achievement of project objectives.
    • Ensure ongoing monitoring of Nutrition and health projects using the set standards and tools.

    Capacity Building of Staff

    • In collaboration with Quality Assurance carry out capacity building for project staff especially to contextualize and implement national IMAM, MNCH/FP guidelines in WVK operational areas
    • Monitor nutrition capacity building initiatives conducted by field and MOH to ensure they meet standards
    • Ensure documentation and project learning are disseminated to relevant stakeholders
    • Support induction of new project officers in collaboration with Quality Assurance
    • Support Health and nutrition team in analyzing and interpreting nutrition data for programmatic use.

    Engagement, Networking and Fundraising

    • Ensure linkage with World Vision Canada donor, Support Office(s) and the EARO for all nutrition interventions
    • Support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Program Development and Grants Acquisition and Quality Assurance
    • Ensure WVK visibility and participation in relevant networks at the County and National levels.
    • Maintain coordination with relevant stakeholders to plan for nutrition and MNCH/ FP surveillance and assessments.

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, food security or related field with extensive programming experience in Nutrition specific programs.
    • Should be registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex environment. 3 years should have been at a project/grant managerial level.
    • Demonstrate experience in bio-fortification and production of nutrient dense foods
    • Demonstrate track record of working with and managing multiple partners and advocacy contribution
    • Experience in conducting surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS), ODK and ENA-SMART methodologies is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working with Ministries of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and other structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners
    • Good communication and writing skills
    • A team player, capable of building capacity of staff and partners

    Working Environment / Conditions

    Work Environment: Office based environment with frequent travel to the field;

    Travel required: Mainly domestic travel

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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