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Category: NGO Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jul 24, 2017


Country: Kenya, Isiolo

Direct line manager: BSFP Program Manager

Starting date: August 2017

Ending date: October 2017


Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger (AAH) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

With the support of the national MoH, Kenya Red Cross Society and UNICEF, Action Against Hunger has been working with the County government of Isiolo on the management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) in Kenya. Action Against Hunger is looking to implement a BSFP which will complement the existing ACF nutrition emergency response supported by ECHO, HIF, CIFF and UNICEF in the county. This program, while working closely with MoH will target all children between 6 to 59 months plus the pregnant and lactating women with children below 6 months in Isiolo County.

General Objective

Action against Hunger is looking for a Program Manager .He or she will be responsible for the BSFP team, ensuring timely implementation of a well-coordinated and equitable integrated supplementary feeding program. He/She will be responsible for the general planning, oversight and coordination of the program as well as ensuring a strict adherence to quality

Specific Objectives/activities include:

  • Ensure the project is discussed at relevant coordination structures to include CSG, CHMT, SCHMT, CNTF) for ownership.
  • Ensure efficient participation and involvement of key stake holders e.g. CHMT,WFP, Action Aid, UNICEF, NDMA, KRCS, and ADS and others
  • Management of the Human Resource of the BSFP team to include the supervisors and the M&E Officer
  • Develop a distribution and movement plan in close liaison with the key stakeholders on ground.
  • Ensure that there is linkage and integration between the BSFP and other nutrition programmes by working closely with the County Health Management team to ensure systematic treatment during distributions.
  • Supervision of the distribution sites;
  • Provide continued guidance on the roll out and implementation of the BSFP program.
  • Carry out capacity assessment and capacity building of stakeholders.
  • Periodic review of program performance
  • Submission of a consolidated monthly report of the various distributions and submit this to the Head of Health and Nutrition.
  • Training of the BSFP team to ensure strict adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation of the entire BSFP process.
  • Ensure adherence of basic standards during distribution.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by HoD- Nutrition and Health


  • A degree in Nutrition sciences, Nursing ,Public Health or any other health related field with experience in community nutrition.
  • Experience in implementing BSFP



  • 3 years’ experience in implementing food aid and nutrition programmes
  • Experience in management in development and emergency programming
  • Knowledge of latest developments in nutrition and food security
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Skills
  • Strong Managerial and team work abilities
  • Analytical, communication and advocacy skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.


  • Available immediately.

What ACF will offer:

* Start date: August 2017

* Duty station: Isiolo.

* Remuneration package:competitive

How to Apply

Closing Date:4th August 2017 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

For more information on how to apply and for this position please go to

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

**The successful candidate should be ready to take up the position immediately


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