Concern Worldwide NGO Health and Nutrition Internships in Kenya - Paid

Concern Worldwide NGO Health and Nutrition Internships in Kenya - Paid

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

Job Title:

  • Intern - Health and Nutrition
    Reports to:
  • Officer - Health and Nutrition
    Duty Station:
  • Nairobi

    Contract Details:
  • Three (3) months with a possibility of extension to six (6) months

    Job Summary:

    Concern seeks to improve health and nutrition status, reduce morbidity and mortality of the most vulnerable populations (children under 5 years, adolescents and women of reproductive age) within the informal settlements of Nairobi by strengthening health and nutrition systems at County, sub-county, health facility and community levels.

    The incumbent will support the urban health and nutrition team to provide technical leadership, guidance as well as providing hands on support to Ministry of Health (MoH), and community groups to enhance their capacity and skills in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition interventions in Nairobi County

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Promote ownership and integration of nutrition services into existing medical systems including the development of a concrete plan of action for the programme at the health facilities and community levels
  • Support in documentation of the project implementation process to generate lessons learnt as well as case studies and consolidating and writing of reports and briefs
  • Assist in conducting joint support supervision visits with Nairobi Sub – County health management team members and other partners involved in the delivery of nutrition services at Sub-county level
  • Support the coordination of the implementation of MIYCN activities at the health facilities and at the community levels
  • Liaising with programme support units in Nairobi to provide logistical and administrative support to the health and nutrition programme
  • Coordinate implementation of HiNi at community level including growth monitoring and promotion within informal day care centres in Nairobi in liaison with the community health strategy focal persons and Sub – County nutrition officers
  • Participate in monitoring of project activities through field support visits and joint support supervision
  • Participate in planning and coordinating nutrition related assessments and surveys
  • Representing Concern in Health Facility In-charges meetings

    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, support and promote to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

    Job Specification:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science,
    Nutrition/Community Nutrition or related field
  • Dully registered with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dietician’s Institute (KNDI)
  • Excellent computer literacy (Web, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send

  • Internship Application Form;
  • Letter from University/College
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • National ID only to with the subject of the email as ‘Intern – Health and Nutrition’.
  • The closing date for applications is Sunday, 31st March 2019.
  • Each application must include at least three referees.
  • Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • 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.
  • Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
  • ‘Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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  • For more information and job application details, see; Concern Worldwide NGO Health and Nutrition Internships in Kenya - Paid

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