Job Opportunity at World Vision - Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition Specialist

Job Opportunity at World Vision - Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition Specialist

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:


Strategic engagement: 40%

  • Coordinate the initiation, implementation and evaluation of Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programs as well as developing a grant tracking system as per WVT and donor standards.
  • Ensure integration and implementation of Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programs and projects
  • Review and update the Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS strategy and Annual operation plans.
  • Identify and develop best practices and share lessons learnt with WV entities and partners
  • Promote participation of children and women in Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programming
  • Conduct Operation Research on WVT field work to contribute to Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programming Knowledge and skills.

End Results

Tracking system/tool stablished or improved for better information record

Number of abstracts/best practice presented in different platforms such as ANEC, JMR, symposiums etc

Sound record on implantation of integrated technical program

Health and Nutrition programming: 30%

  • Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Health & Nutrition programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:
  • Support ongoing design processes related to all Healthy & Nutrition programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.
  • Keenly monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.
  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.
  • Support effective implementation of Health & Nutrition programmes and projects through:
  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required

End Results:

Engagement in Health and nutrition programming, monitoring and evaluation

Resource mobilization: 10%

  • Engage in concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising
  • Continuously access, research, evaluate and promote best practices and resources in Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS interventions.

Ensure that all aspects of the project development, funding concepts and proposals are accurate and professionally prepared

End Results:

Number of concepts peper developed

Reporting: 10%

  • Coordinate development and submission of Health and Nutrition finance and progress reports to Technical Program Leader
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly activities reports

End Results:

Number of quarterly and monthly report timely submitted

Business Relationships and Networking: 5%

  • Support engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development. This shall include, together with the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead:
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts
  • Engage with donor agencies and other stakeholders, from time to time, as required.
  • Health sector National level advocacy
  • Work with other sector specialist within and outside WVT to implement a Health and HIV&AIDS learning system to document, assess, share and replicate:

End Results:

Number of external engagements

Financial and non-Financial resource management: 5%

  • Manage the WVT material and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in the Program Development Division.

Core values

  • Provide spiritual support to staff of the division and reinforce the Core Values to enable understanding of WV operations and culture.

Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition Specialist Job Vacancy at World Vision


Required Professional Experience

10 years’ practical experience in Public health including HIV/AIDS with a reputable organization.

At least three years’ experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Health and HIV&AIDS programs.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

Master’s Degree in Public Health or other Health Sciences

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Maintaining work/life balance
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Understanding WV’s mission & operations

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • Work environment:  Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel:  ___ Domestic/international travel is required.

On call

Physical Requirements

  • Training, facilitation and coordination skills
  • Proposal/concept papers development for fund raising
  • Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Needs assessment and report writing skills
  • Experience in developing successful, community-based Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS programs
  • Ability to build partnerships/networks with other stake holders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Language Requirements

Fluent in both Swahili and English language


Contact (within WV or outside WV)


Reason for contact

To align with the ministry of Health and ensure coherent intervention within our programs

Frequency of contact

As much as required

Contact (within WV or outside WV)


Reason for contact

Strengthening Community Program ownership for sustainability

Frequency of contact

As much as required

Contact (within WV or outside WV)


Reason for contact

To link the community with health care system and community demand creation.

Frequency of contact

As much as required

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Implementing partners

Reason for contact

Strengthening collaboration for great impact

Frequency of contact

As much as required

Contact (within WV or outside WV)


Reason for contact

To ensure program compliance

Frequency of contact



All Decisions will be escalated through Cluster Managers and Health & Nutrition Team Leader


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Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only


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