Grainne Moloney, UNICEF
Grainne Moloney is the Chief of the Nutrition Section in Kenya overseeing the programme which directly supports the Ministry of Health, Nutrition Sector
Grainne Moloney joined UNICEF Kenya in July 2012 as the Chief of the Nutrition Section overseeing the programme which directly supports the Ministry of Health, Nutrition Sector. The programme activities range from coordination, information management, integrated management of acute malnutrition, micronutrients, infant and young child nutrition and more recently, nutrition resilience and supports global nutrition initiatives including the SUN movement.
Prior to UNICEF Kenya, Grainne served as the Chief Technical Advisor of the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit, a project managed by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Somalia. The Unit serves as the main source of early warning nutrition, food security and livelihood’s analysis of the Somalia population and was responsible for the analysis that lead to the declaration of famine in 2011, which she has published widely on.
Grainne has 15 years’ experience in the field of emergency nutrition surveillance and programming, food security assessment and analysis, and dietetics. She has worked mainly in Africa (directly in Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Ivory Coast and Somalia, as well as technical oversight for Ethiopia, Uganda, Eritrea and Tanzania), as well as Tajikistan, where she has served at both country and regional level managing programmes and as a technical advisor. Prior to her 8 years with the UN, Grainne worked with Action Against Hunger and Oxfam GB.
An Irish national, Grainne holds an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin.