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The Food and Agriculture Organization

Project Nutrition Support Specialist

Garissa, Kenya

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Family And Community Participation Officer (Garissa) - Kenya Primary Literacy Programme

Garissa, Kenya

Project Nutrition Support Specialist

Closing: Jul 30, 2024

7 days remaining

Published: Jul 16, 2024 (7 days ago)

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  • The Project Nutrition Support Specialist will work in consultation with the FAO Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Specialists and in close collaboration with the agriculture and health ministries at county level; the Specialist will support implementation of the nutrition aspects of the ‘Building Refugee Settlements in Kenya’ project in Garissa County – Dadaab.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in nutrition, home economics, food science or any other relevant field.
  •  5 years of professional experience in implementing field-based projects with a nutrition component.
  •  Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  •  National of Kenya

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results Focus
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building Effective Relationships
  •  Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  •  Experience in nutrition sensitive agriculture will be an added advantage.
  •  Experience in report writing will be an added advantage.
  •  Ability to read, write and communicate in local languages including Somali.

Additional Information


 FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing) 

 Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted 

 Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 

 For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/ 

 Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 



Responsibilities
  • The Project Nutrition Support Specialist will work in consultation with the FAO Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Specialists and in close collaboration with the agriculture and health ministries at county level; the Specialist will support implementation of the nutrition aspects of the ‘Building Refugee Settlements in Kenya’ project in Garissa County – Dadaab.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in nutrition, home economics, food science or any other relevant field.
  •  5 years of professional experience in implementing field-based projects with a nutrition component.
  •  Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  •  National of Kenya

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results Focus
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building Effective Relationships
  •  Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  •  Experience in nutrition sensitive agriculture will be an added advantage.
  •  Experience in report writing will be an added advantage.
  •  Ability to read, write and communicate in local languages including Somali.

Additional Information


 FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing) 

 Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted 

 Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 

 For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/ 

 Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 



  • Support capacity building efforts targeted at the Garissa County government executive and County officers on Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems.
  • Support establishment of 5 model gardens which will serve as learning sites to produce nutrient-dense, diverse, bio-fortified, and drought-resistant crops.
  •  In close collaboration with WFP, support Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) formative research, develop key messages and design interventions as informed by the research.
  •  Support activities of Social Behavior Change Communication on nutrition and food safety targeted at refugee and host community households.
  •  Lead identification of Community-Based Extension Service Providers (CBESP).
  •  Support establishment and maintenance of kitchen garden technologies and poultry keeping by host and refugee households.
  •  Lead initiatives that promote appropriate preparation, processing, preservation, and storage of locally produced nutrient-dense foods, by host and refugee households. Joint field monitoring with the service provider
  •  Track progress of reporting with a lens on nutrition indicators
  •  Represent FAO in County coordination platforms for nutrition.
  •  Perform any other duty as requested.



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