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Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 7,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a health Nutrition Officer, you will build a positive relationship with the participants to ensure training attendance, interactive voice response (IVR) drama audio uptake and behavior change for these farmer households and coordinate group trainings and personal calendar and tasks on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. You will be reporting to Health Study Coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Organize and coordinate monthly group trainings to male and female groups in the different sites assigned to you with strict adherence to the training schedule and use of adult learning methods.
  • Mobilization of study participants to ensure 100% attendance in meetings/ group trainings
  • Mobilization of study participants to ensure participants listen to the audio drama in between the group meetings and utilise the counselling hotline. 
  • Work with participants to Identify barriers and enablers to behavior change. They would also counsel and lead discussions to help participants identify solutions to the challenges.
  • Use mobile platforms on tablets to organize schedules, follow checklists and collect specific data from participants.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Certificate or Diploma in Nutrition, Dietetics, Home economics, Community development or Social work with at least 1 year working experience in these fields.
  • Basic work organization skills, deadline focus, prioritization of tasks.
  • Follow complex instructions and make independent decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, empathy and cultural specific social awareness.
  • Smartphone/tablets skills to record data and send messages to the team.
  • Fluency in English, Swahili and local language (Luhya or Luo or Kisii depending on assigned study sites).
  • Determination and commitment in improving health and nutrition outcomes of OAF households.
  • Excellent attitude, team spirit, humility.
  • Experience with counselling people on different aspects of health, nutrition and gender dynamic.

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location

Western and Nyanza regions, Kenya

BENEFITS

Health insurance, paid time off 

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How to Apply

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Deadline:19th November 2020

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.orgaddress. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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