Job Description Gap Recruitment Services Limited is a leading recruitment firm in Kenya where International and local companies find just the right fit talent. Job Purpose:The purpose of this position is to facilitate implementation of the activities of the Integrating Cassava into affordable and drought tolerant food systems (Kenya) project. The Project addresses the organizations strategic theme of Sustainable Food Systems whose long-term outcome seek to achieve Equitable and inclusive food systems to support availability, access, and consumption of safe nutritious food. The project goal is to Contribute to Increased market availability of safe, good quality and affordable cassava flour to help compensate for the long-term reduction in maize production in Kenya. The project will cover Busia, Homabay, Kisumu, and Migori counties in Kenya. The projects objective is to increase incomes and reduce poverty for 8, cassava smallholder farmers by promoting efficient and well-functioning seed systems and markets. The Nutrition & Gender Officer will therefore work closely with the Programme Advisor for Nutrition and Gender to support the Programme Manager in the day-to-day implementation of the nutrition and gender components of the projects by keeping track of all output implementation activities and project data/information, and assist in collection and analysis of data. This is a challenging and important role for the organization as it is the first contact with the project beneficiaries.Key Responsibilities. Support the Programme Manager in the implementation of Nutrition and Gender components in the project area in liaison with the Nutrition and Gender Advisor.Support activity planning and implementation together with the project partners and team in consultations with Programme Manager and Nutrition and Gender Advisor.Work closely with the Advisor Nutrition and Gender to plan, coordinate and conduct field assessments and on-going M &E work.Support and follow up with partners to ensure the Nutrition and Gender activities are implemented in accordance with the implementation strategy and workplan.When required, support field assessments and research activities including data collection and compilation of case studies specific to nutrition, Gender and WASH aspects for the project.Follow up on partners and trainers to ensure Nutrition training reports are submitted to the organization through the Programme Manager and Advisor Nutrition and Gender.Collaborate with relevant ministry stakeholders as necessary including representing the organization in the county WASH, Nutrition and Gender working groups.Support other activities as requested. Minimum Qualifications. Degree in Food Nutrition and dietetics or related fields.Training and working knowledge of Gender as far as community development practice is concerned is key for this position.At least 3 years experience in practice on Nutrition, Gender and community WASH programming.Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment is desirable.Experience working in ASAL areas and resilience projects an added advantage.Experience working with partners desired.Knowledge on Nutrition Sensitive and Nutrition Specific interventions. Key Competences He/ she should demonstrate motivated participation in the learning process.Knowledge on community WASH programming is an added advantage.Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment is desirable.Experience in gender issues is desirable.Strong computer skills especially with MS Word and Excel and other related packages.Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.Ability and resilience to cope with multiple internal and external demands.High level skills and experience in capacity building and mentoring skills.Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.Ability to work with minimum supervision.High level of initiative, motivation, commitment and professionalism.
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