European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) seeks to recruit a
Programme Officer – Nutrition
To join its Regional Office in Nairobi
The European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), is the European Commission Department responsible for financing humanitarian assistance.
ECHO finances a range of partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assistance to people affected by both natural and manmade disaster.
1. Duties & Responsibilities
The Programme Officer (PO) – Nutrition will be based in Nairobi and will support ECHO’s Technical Assistant in charge of nutrition in the region by undertaking the following tasks:
- Assess nutritional aspects of humanitarian situations in the region and provide recommendations on appropriate response;
- Provide quality technical advice and support to ECHO-funded projects;
- Regular monitoring of on-going nutrition projects and follow up of recommendations based on ECHO’s policies and international standards / best practices;
- Provide advice and support to ECHO Country Offices and HQ at operational, programmatic and strategic levels;
- Contribute to the ECHO’s Nutrition technical working group, and when needed to other sectors, for the development, dissemination and implementation of guidelines and other internal tools;
- The PO will be covering Central, Eastern and Southern Africa countries where nutrition crises are on-going or likely to occur. Frequent travel at short notice will be required. Based on evolving needs, the geographical coverage may change, and, if needed, the Po shall make him/herself available to cover countries outside the region.
2. Required Qualifications
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Nutrition or Public Health;
- A minimum of five years’ work experience in nutrition in emergency in the Central, Eastern or Southern Africa regions, in an international setting; this should include work outside Kenya. If no university degree, ten years’
work experience in nutrition in emergency will be required;
- Demonstrated understanding of nutrition and public health policies, standards, guidelines in emergency
- Thorough knowledge of nutrition problems and programmes in the region;
- Public health / Medical background is an asset;
- Demonstrated knowledge of international NGOs and UN aid agencies working in the region;
- Good knowledge of Project Cycle Management and ideally of international donors’ procedures.