Manager- Health Nutrition

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:

Manager – Health and Nutrition
Reports to:

Senior Manager – Health and Nutrition
Direct Reports:

Officer – Health and Nutrition
Job Location:

Contract Details:

One (1) Year Fixed Term Contract Renewable Subject to Availability of Funds and Performance Monthly Starting Kes 191,337 Medical Cover for Principal and Two (2) Dependants Group Life Cover Group WIBA/Personal Accident Cover
Job Summary:

The incumbent will provide technical leadership and support to Nairobi County and Sub County Health Management Teams in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) within the World Health Organization’s defined building blocks for Health System Strengthening
Main Duties & Responsibilities:

 Assist the Senior Manager to provide technical support and leadership to MOH and local partners in the implementation of integrated maternal child health and nutrition services  Assist the Senior Manager to embed a health systems strengthening approach into Concern’s Urban health and nutrition programmes with a focus on governance, budgeting and resource allocation, human resource management system, supplies and logistics system, health management information system and the quality of care  Provide technical support and guide capacity building efforts in HINI; trainings, mentorship, OJT, CMEs, Quality of Care maintaining strong links, dissemination of MNCHN materials  Liaising closely with the SCHMT and Health Facility Management Team (HMT) to develop and ensure MoH ownership and integration into the existing health systems  Work closely with the SCHMT in overseeing planning, implementation of Sub County HINI work plans and activities  Guide government teams in the decentralization of service delivery under the new County structures Working with stakeholders at Sub County level to establish health and nutrition complementary interventions  Participate and provide technical inputs into County and sub county planning processes  Facilitate behaviour change for Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) issues in the community  Play an active role in the roll out of community health services to enhance MNCH and nutrition services at the household/ community through Community  Community Units and Community Conversations  Providing technical support to MoH and partners on the roll out and management of IMAM Surge in the sub counties.  Assist Senior Programme Manager in development and review of County costed work

plans, budgets and monitoring of partner grants for compliance with Concern and donor requirements  Contribute to and maintain strong links with other programme managers (FIM, HIV, Education and Advocacy) to reinforce a strong Concern programme approach.  Assist in advocacy to inform policy makers and assist in policy review based on programme learning and field based evidence.  Assist in advocacy to inform policy makers and assist in policy review based on programme learning and field based evidence.  Contribute to the development of programme strategies, annual proposal and work plans Representation:  Representing Concern in Sub County health and nutrition meetings and fora  Represent Concern at MNCH technical meetings at county and sub county  Maintain good working relationships and co-ordination with national and international partners. Monitoring and Evaluation  Participate in monitoring through field support visits, joint supervision  Assist in managing results framework within Concern and partners  Monitoring the health and nutrition situation in the Sub County including coordinating surveys, surveillance and assessments as required  Participate in development of annual programme proposal and work plans  Assist in preparation of programme proposals for submission to donors for funding  Assist in preparation of high quality written reports for Concern and donors  Documentation of the programme process and compiling programme reports including generating lessons learnt and case studies 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 Programme Participant Protection Policy  To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.  To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct 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 (as per P4 section 6).
Job Specification:

 A degree in Health, Nursing, Food Nutrition and Dietetics or relevant field.  At least four (4) years’ experience in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health with at least three (3) years’ experience in a project supervisory or managerial role  Knowledge and experience in MoH systems at County level and working with and through local partners and an understanding of Emergency Obstetric Neonatal Care  Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills  Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili  Proficient in the use of computer applications Disclaimer: This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time. How to Apply: Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and cover letter (only) to with the subject of the email as ‘Manager Health and Nutrition Nairobi’. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 20th July 2017.

Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise.

Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Po;licy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal 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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