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Nutrition MEAL Advisor - Kenya

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Background/IRC Overview: The International Rescue Committee serves refugees and communities affected by oppression and violent conflict around the world. Founded in 1933, IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, human rights protection, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy.

IRC provides medical services in humanitarian settings around the world, including conflict-affected countries and refugee settings. The IRC’s vision is to lead the humanitarian sector by implementing effective and cost-effective programs for people affected by crisis and using our learning and experience to shape policy and practice. is. To achieve that vision, the IRC’s Technical Excellence Unit (TE) provides technical assistance to IRC’s country program staff and shares what they learn to influence policy and practice. Her TE Unit is made up of six technical units, all of which have deep expertise in their respective areas of education, economic well-being, gender equality, governance, health, and violence prevention and response. These technical units work closely with the research and innovation units.

The Health Technology Unit consists of three sectors. Health (comprehensive primary health care, including sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, MHPSS and child health), environmental health and nutrition. Nutrition priorities aim to ensure adequate nutrition by protecting women and children from all forms of undernutrition. Our role is to improve the quality and performance of nutrition programs through evidence, data and delivery models. We also invest in systems, structures and support to improve the scale, efficiency and effectiveness of nutrition programs globally. Increase access and continuity to treatment and prevention of undernutrition. We simplify diagnosis and treatment and bring care closer to home and at scale.

**Job Description/Summary:** Nutrition MEAL Advisor creates tools, systems and processes to support national programs to improve access to quality data about programs and how that data is used. lead the health department’s work to monitor and evaluate the project. The Nutrition MEAL Advisor leads the development of a global nutrition data toolkit using CommCare and PowerBi, the development of data collection tools, and guidance on nutrition core metrics. Advisors also support annual statistical processes, quarterly metrics collection and reporting to report on the organization’s impact-at-scale goals, and support country program research and evaluation. Specific responsibilities include:

Global support

  • Lead the development of CommCare / PowerBi’s Nutrition Data Toolkit to ensure alignment with key metrics and tools, and report through the Program Metrics Dashboard and Report Scale Metrics.
  • Lead the development of nutrition data collection tools and nutrition core indicator guidance
  • Lead a review of annual nutritional statistics
  • Lead the collection and reporting of impact-at-scale quarterly metrics from 11 countries
  • Collaborate with health units and country program members to analyze M&E data and identify and document lessons learned in relation to nutrition programmes.
  • Contribute to the development of MEAL plans for national and global proposals
  • Provide capacity building for health unit staff on nutrition MEAL
  • Supporting data needs for nutrition-focused advocacy and communication

country support

  • Supports research and evaluation of country programs.
    • Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Population-Based Survey
    • Coverage studies (measurement countries assess coverage for malnutrition treatment) Support for development of IMPACT tools and implementation of assessments (e.g. nutrition-sensitive gender assessment)
    • Other assessments as appropriate (e.g. cost of meals, participatory behavioral studies, TIPS, etc.)
  • Provide capacity building for country program staff on nutritional meals

Main business relationship:

Report to: Management in conjunction with Senior Technical Advisor for Health MEAL (New York) and Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition (New York)

Positions that directly supervise: There is usually no direct supervision of staff.

internal: Regular relationships with nutrition, health and national technical officials. Interact with internal departments of her IRC across CRRD and other technical units

External: Participate in external meetings and academic forums with donors, other non-governmental organizations and inter-agency groups as appropriate.

Job Qualification:

education: A university degree in a relevant field and a master’s degree in public health, public health nutrition or global nutrition are required.

skill: Ability to work optimally and respectfully in diverse teams and in a variety of situations. Excellent technical acumen, ability to take initiative and produce results, ability to accept and integrate feedback, strong communication and presentation skills, and a dedication to contributing to a positive work environment. Strong data analysis skills. and an understanding of nutrition monitoring and assessment in low-resource contexts. We are committed to upholding the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. Excellent interpersonal skills and advanced oral and written English proficiency. Ability to communicate and write in French is highly desirable but not required. Experience using digital technology in health platforms (CommCare, PowerBi) preferred.

work experience: A minimum of 3 years of international experience and 6-8 professional experience is required to lead a nutrition response in a humanitarian setting or lead M&E of a nutrition programme. Expertise and experience in monitoring and evaluating community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and prevention of undernutrition are required. Experience with M&E software and nutritional assessment methodologies (SQUEAC, IYCF, TIPS, Cost of Diet, etc.) is required.

Work environment: Based in offices in New York, London, Dakar or Nairobi. Requires up to 30% movement capacity.May be required to willingly travel to IRC national offices and field sites in very difficult circumstances

Language skills: Fluent English is required, French is highly preferred.

Only candidates who meet the required work experience will be considered.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus infectious disease: All IRC staff who travel must adhere to the guidance outlined in IRC’s Core COVID-19 Measures and IRC Guidance on Mitigating COVID-19 Travel-Related Risks. Adherence to these measures is intended to reduce his risk of COVID-19 exposure while traveling and to limit the likelihood and impact of transmitting his COVID-19 infection while traveling and within the country. increase.


IRC and IRC employees must adhere to the values ​​and principles outlined below. The IRC Way – Standards of Professional ConductThese are integrity, equality, service and accountability. Consistent with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies regarding beneficiary protection from exploitation and abuse, child protection, workplace harassment prevention, financial integrity, and anti-retaliation.

IRC et les employeeés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (norm de conduit professional). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, l’ Égalité, et la Responsabilité. le harcèlement sur leslieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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