Concern Manager Health and Nutrition - Laisamis Jobs in Kenya

Concern Manager Health and Nutrition - Laisamis Jobs in Kenya

  • The incumbent will provide technical leadership and support in the implementation of the USAID Food For Peace NAWIRI at the sub- county Level.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    Programme Management

  • Participate in the assessment and selection of appropriate partners for programme implementation;

  • Provide organizational and technical support to MoH and local partners in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) and health services;

  • Liaising closely with the Sub - County Health Management Teams (CHMT) and Hospital Management Teams (HMT) to develop joint work plans and ensure MoH ownership and integration into the existing health systems;

  • Work closely with the SCHMT to oversee and review the implementation of County work plans and activities

  • Support MoH and local partners to strengthen planning, implementation and review of health and nutrition intervention at the Sub – county level

  • Work with stakeholders at sub- county level to establish health and nutrition complementary interventions while actively promoting inter sectoral linkages and integration with other programmes as necessary in line with the NAWIRI Programme Strategy.

  • Ensure programme quality by taking an active role in monitoring of programme interventions including contributing to the development of context specific M&E tools, using data for decision making, field monitoring and joint support supervision

  • Monitor the health and nutrition situation in the sub - county including coordination of nutrition surveys, supporting with surveillance and assessments as required

  • Contribute to the development and review of the NAWIRI programme research and advocacy strategies

  • Develop and implement sub-county level health and nutrition specific programme budgets, budget revisions, costed work plans among other financial planning tools as required.

  • Documentation of the NAWIRI programme process and compilation of programme reports including generating lessons learnt and case studies

  • Represent Concern at County and the NAWIRI programme at sub - county Health and Nutrition meetings / fora and support advocacy initiatives in line with the NAWIRI programme strategy

  • Monitor programme budget and partner grants and account for expenditure through timely financial reporting

  • Provide coordination to all NAWIRI programme activities by channeling communication and resources to all department at sub-county level.

    Responding to Emergencies

  • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary.

  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies

  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies

  • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

  • To contribute to
    the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme

    Job Specification

  • A Bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, bachelor degree in Nursing or related field

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in health and nutrition programme management in the delivery of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) and health services; with at least two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role

  • Solid understanding and experience with integrated program approaches

  • Significant experience/knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at County level and working with and through local partners

  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills

  • Fluent in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.

  • Proficient in computer applications

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and supervise new staff members

  • Proactive problem solver and solutions oriented management style

  • Although not a MUST, having an understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in Laisamis is highly desirable.

  • Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy.

  • These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them.

  • In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

  • Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment.

  • By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter Only to

  • with the subject of the email as ‘Manager Health and Nutrition Laisamis' by Wednesday 25th March 2020.**

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