ACF Survey & Surveillance Officer Job in Kenya

Action Against Hunger (ACF)-USA is part of the ACF-International Network which works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

ACF-USA is looking for suitable candidates, to fill the following position

Survey & Surveillance Officer
  • The Survey/Surveillance Officer directly reports to the Survey and Surveillance PM while working closely with the Nutrition Programme Manager and other sector managers to include FSL and WASH.
  • She/He is responsible in assisting in planning, coordinating and executing Integrated SMART surveys, coverage assessments and surveillance within the context of ACF country strategy. This includes planning of the survey/ surveillance, mobilization, and recruitment of survey team, training, data collection, entering the raw data into designed format, compiling, analyzing and reporting in an integrated and comprehensive manner. This will be in collaboration with ACF program team and local partners in operational area.
  • The survey/surveillance officer is also responsible for assisting in the production of the draft and final reports of the integrated SMART surveys/ surveillance in close liaison with relevant technical departments and stakeholders.
  • She/He will create an activities calendar in coordination with the program manager and field level technical team;
  • collaborate with the SS PM in the survey methodology preparation and validation process; implement surveys, surveillance and coverage assessments in program intervention areas; drafting and final writing of the survey/ surveillance/coverage assessments executive summary and final reports; presentation of survey findings at both the district/county and national levels and eventually follow up with detailed advocacy to relevant stakeholders and also compilation of reports to include monthly reports and field reports.
Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Degree in nutrition, statistics or health related courses
  • Minimum 3 years experience in nutrition or health related NGO/government work
  • Minimum 1 year experience conducting SMART surveys and/or surveillance activities
  • Knowledge in computer software ENA for SMART; SPSS; MS Excel and Ms Word is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills(written,oral,cross-cultural)
  • Strong methodological and statistics background
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Proven report writing skills
  • Mid level management and team management experience required
  • Humanitarian field experience preferable
  • Good English and Kiswahili
Closing Date: 24th October 2012.

The position is based in Nairobi with frequent visits to the field.

Interested candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, a day time telephone contact and curriculum vitae and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former supervisors to: with the title of the position as the subject of the email.

(Please do NOT send certificates)
All candidates who had earlier applied need not resend their applications.

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