Mary’s Meals School Feeding Officers Job Vacancies in Turkana, Kenya

Mary’s Meals (MM) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the below post:

School Feeding Officers (8 Posts) – Turkana County

Mary’s Meals (MM) is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives anutritious daily meal in a place of education.

We continue to change the lives of over 2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

We offer more than just a job; we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.

Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) operates a Primary School Feeding and Early Childhood Development programme in Kenya.

Some of our core values are, Confidence in the innate goodness of people, Respecting the dignity of every human being and familylife and good stewardship of resources entrusted to us.

In addition to these values, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is at the heartof how we work.

We desire that all who are part of Mary’s Meals should embed these values, safeguarding and acceptable behaviours that include Simplicity, Service and Stewardship.

We are delighted to be recruiting for a talented School Feeding Officer (SFO) to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana county.

Reporting to the School Feeding Manager, the SFO will play a key role in the day-to-day running of the School Feeding Programme in ensuring that school-based activities are being carried out effectively and in accordance to Mary’s Meals School Feeding Programme Delivery Model and the surrounding communities are participating to acceptable standards.

The SFO will also play a link role between the school, community and Mary’s Meals Kenya.

This includes interfacing with community-based government curriculum support officers while continuously building and sustaining participatory community, stakeholder engagement as well as programme data management and capacity building to all volunteers, teachers, School Feeding Committees and the communities in which Mary’s Meals operates in.

Essential Job Functions of the position

  • Abide by Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and sensitize schools, pupils, families, and communities supported by MMK about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and the need to protect children rights in their activities.
  • Collaborate with line managers, schools, and stakeholders to implement and adhere to MMK child safeguarding policy.
  • Conduct weekly and impromptu monitoring visits to all assigned schools as per the checklist guidelines while documenting, communicating, and resolving deviations.
  • Facilitate the delivery of school feeding programme supplies and equipment to supported schools and ensure maintenance and care of assets donated to these schools.
  • Furnish the finance, logistics and procurement departments with records of food delivered to schools and provide a report on the quality of food delivered.
  • Raise awareness and understanding of Mary’s Meals school feeding model amongst relevant host county and national government officers in a bid to promote support for the programme.
  • Conduct trainings and continuous refresher courses, coaching and mentorship activities to program volunteers on the importance of data accuracy in a bid to have credible information.
  • Apply available data management systems to collect, compile and report MEL data including stock balances, consumption rates and daily attendance records, Enrolment data, monitoring checklists, stakeholder information, demographic data among others.
  • Collect, collate, compile and share food consumption rates and stock balances in a timely manner to ensure that proper food ratios are used and are aligned to Mary’s Meals feeding model and expectations.
  • Work with supported schools and communities to ensure strict adherence to Mary’s Meals control on consumption and stock taking while instituting troubleshooting mechanisms on dealing with variances.
  • Hold community engagement sessions in collaboration with the School Feeding Committees, community members and other stakeholders to ensure support and ownership of the School
    Feeding Programme.
  • Any other assigned duties by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience


  • A Diploma in Community development / Social work, Education, Programme Management, Sociology or related social science.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • A valid motorbike riding license and the ability to ride a motorbike
  • At least 2 years’ experience in community development or related field preferably with communities in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas.


  • First degree in all the above and/or relevant field is desirable
  • Experience in working in child centered organizations, preferably in school feeding programs.
  • Ability to communicate in Turkana language.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and RESCO phone applications in reporting

Application Process

Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three referees) should be e-mailed
to indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line.

All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 17th October 2022 at 16:30 hours.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via official Mary’s Meals email address.

Mary’s Meals is committed to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults.

We ensure that in our work we do not perpetuate or reinforce systematic or structural abuse and discrimination of children and vulnerable adults.

Pre-employment checks will be commenced for all roles in compliance with Mary’s Meals International Safeguarding Children and Adults policy.

Mary’s Meals never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process.

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