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Technical Officer, Agri­Nutrition
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Posted: 04 May 2017 12:25
Deadline: 10 May 2017
Category: Agriculture
Location: Africa , Kenya
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 5 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
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Requirements
1.University degree in Home Economics or other relevant disciplines with 5-7 years’ experience or a
Master’s degree in above mentioned disciplines,
will be an added advantage, with 3-5 years’
 experience. Experience with USAID­funded activities,
 especially with agri­nutrition activities, is essential.
 This can include experience in FoodSecurity programming, or Agri­foods and nutrition sensitive
 technologies.
2.Field experience is essential as this position will be based in the county(ies). Ability to speak local languages will be added advantage.
Conditions
The Technical Officer, Agri­Nutrition will work under the general direction of Deputy Chief of Party and requires to
independent judgment and initiative in preparation, and implementation of agri­food and nutrition security activities in key
focus counties.  He/She of will work closely with the Agriculture Specialist, Nutrition Specialist, M&E Specialist, County
Agriculture and Livestock Officers, County Nutrition Coordinator, Feed the Future (FtF) partners, Department of
Education, and other NHPplus staff to provide programmatic and technical support for NHPplus agri­foods and nutrition
security supported activities at county level. He/She coordinate and implement the agri­food and nutrition security
activities of NHPplus at the county level, to contribute towards reduction of prevalence of early childhood stunting
through increasing market access and consumption of diverse and quality foods, as well as increasing resilience of
vulnerable households and communities.
Responsibilities
1.Identifying and promoting/implementing the following: ----investments that target vulnerable groups,
increase food production for consumption, and increase women’s empowerment, including for assets, use of time, and income livelihoods opportunitiesthat promote gender equity in combination with
 achieving nutrition objectives
2.supporting community driven development approaches to enhance social, economic, and environmentalresilience, through effectively linking vulnerable clients with food security, livelihood and economic support.
3.Integrating food and nutrition security into agriculture sector with a focus on access and utilization pillars
4.Promoting and strengthening linkages between agriculture and health frontline service providers (agriculture extension workers and home economists,
 and community health volunteers) to work towards improving food and
 nutrition security at household and community level.
5.Establishing linkages and facilitating collaboration across relevant sectors, departments, public and private partners and stakeholders:
;to scale up nutrition­sensitive services appropriate to local needs and
 contexts through a gender lens for sharing information, planning, 
programming and service provision
6.Promoting awareness and consumption of diversified, nutrient dense, fortified and nutritionally adequate foods; and promotion of HINI during the 1000­days window of opportunity and among women and youth Supporting the
implementation of the community approach for NACS Integrated Community
7.Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition
8.Coordinating capacity building and technical support on agri­foods and
 nutrition issues including agri­foods andnutrition sensitive technologies, 
dietary diversification and nutrient dense diets
9.Promoting food safety including appropriate methods of handling, preservation, processing, storage and utilizationof agri­foods
10.Identifying, sourcing, disseminating and promoting/demonstrating agri­food and nutrition sensitive technologies;
food preparation and utilization; best practices; and energy and time saving technologies for women.
11.Participating in development/review of county policies, strategic plans, action plans and appropriate technical guidelines and standards for agri­foods and nutrition at the county level (e.g. guidelines and standards on 12.establishment of school and institutional gardens for demonstrating production and consumption of nutrient rich agri­foods)
13.Advocating for mainstreaming and financing of Agri­foods and nutrition security programs/activities in the agricultural/livestock sector
Promoting/supporting water and sanitation activities
14.Executing any other activities and strategies based on the approved NHPplus work plan.
15.The Technical Officer, will also assist the county government(s) in the development and implementation of countyadvocacy plan.
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