Kenya Red Cross Health and Nutrition Manager - Dadaab Jobs

Kenya Red Cross Health and Nutrition Manager - Dadaab Jobs


  • The Health and Nutrition Manager is responsible to the Head of Operations, Dadaab for providing safe health and nutrition services, targeting the most important causes of illness and death among the refugee population. This position exists to ensure smooth running of the camp and efficient services of the same at Dadaab.

  • In addition the Health and Nutrition Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the health program that encompasses Nutrition, HIV, CHP, BCC and Clinical Services sectors. S/he will also be responsible for implementing evidence based primary health care service delivery. He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of the entire health indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards at the Camp.

    Key responsibilities

  • Work with KRCS Senior Management team to ensure Dadaab health program objectives are achieved

  • Directly supervise officers responsible for Clinical Services, Reproductive Health, Community

  • Health, TB/HIV, Mental Health, Nutrition and Health Information Systems

  • Prepare proposals and budgets in liaison with Operations Manager, and other program staff for funding and oversee the implementation of programmes in line with approved plans of actin and budgets;

  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for all health sectors in the camp;

  • Ensure that the level and quality of health services are in line with the recommended standards and in compliance with the National guidelines and protocols.

  • Maintain accurate and up to date health profile of Dadaab refugees and respond in timely manner to any infectious or epidemic disease outbreaks;

  • Supervise preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to UNHCR and other donors as applicable and ensure that such reports are timely, accurate and representing the KRCS work.

  • Provide the required leadership, support while carrying out internal and external evaluations, surveys, and participate in review of reports and other documents generated from such work.

  • Overall responsible for commodity security for drugs and hospital supplies. Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances.

  • Oversee the implementation of respective programmes including reproductive health, community health,
    clinical services, and nutrition among others and ensure targets are achieved and indicator maintained within acceptable range.

  • Authorize medical evacuation of staff;

  • Supervise the implementation of referral and reverse referral in line with UNHCR referral guidelines.

  • Monitor usage of health supplies and assets in accordance with donor regulations;

  • Assist in the management of Human Resources in all matters relating to Performance management, training needs identification and adherence to code of conduct and codes of professional practice.

  • Ensure budget spending according to approved budgets, review and analyse budgets versus actual expenditures and take remedial measures;

  • Recommend appropriate budget revisions to ensure maximum use of financial resources;

  • Provide overall leadership and supervise health program staff in development and implementation of procurement and spending plans.

  • In coordination with the Head of Operations, determine health program staffing needs and ensure such positions are filled in timely manner;

  • Ensure the implementation of the staff health policy in collaboration with the HR department

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A Medical Doctor/Officer preferable with a Masters in Public Health or equivalent qualifications

  • Three (3) years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating integrated community based health programmes in emergency/relief context

  • Knowledge of Health Services Delivery in a Refugee Camp will be an added advantage

    Key Competencies

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.

  • Excellent report writing skills.

  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.

  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Red Cross Health and Nutrition Manager - Dadaab Jobs

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