As Deputy Country Director in Kenya, Joy Kiruntimi oversees project management and coordination, ensuring the quality assurance of multiple maternal health and nutrition programs, including maternal newborn health and child nutrition, adolescent nutrition and fortification. Joy also collaborates closely with the Country Director to develop strategic plans, operating budgets, and engages in high-level representation. She is responsible for managing project teams, cultivating partnerships, and overseeing program implementation in alignment with budgets.

Joy has more than 20 years of experience working in the health and nutrition sector. Prior to joining Nutrition International, she served as Deputy Country Director at Action Against Hunger – Kenya, where she coordinated the country office program and provided support to advocacy, gender and resource mobilization. She has also contributed significantly to the nutrition field through various roles held in South Sudan with World Vision and ACF, focusing on diverse health and nutrition.

Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University in Kenya and a Master’s of Business Administration in Health Leadership and Management from United States International University Africa in Kenya.