Manager Health and Nutrition Job in Kenya

Job Summary:

The incumbent as part of the
Irish Aid Horn of Africa child wasting initiative programme implementation
team, will provide technical leadership and support in the implementation
of the Irish aid programme at the county Level.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

General
program management

Provide organizational and
technical guidance and lead MOH and local partner in the implementation of
High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) with a particular focus on
MIYCN, IMAM Surge, BFCI, Family MUAC approach and other health and
nutrition interventions at the facility and community level.

Liaising closely with the county
health management team (CHMT) , sub county health management Teams (SCHMT)
and local partner Health and Nutrition team to develop joint work plans
and ensure MOH ownership and integration of the child wasting initiative programme
into the existing health systems.

Work closely with CHMT, SCHMT and
local partner to oversee and review the implementation of
county/sub-county work plans.


Support MOH and local partner to
strengthen planning, implementation and review of health and nutrition
interventions at the county and sub-county level.

Work with stakeholders at the
County and sub-county level to establish health and nutrition
complementary interventions while actively promoting inter sectoral
linkages and integration in line with the prevention of child wasting
initiative programme.

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 county including coordination of nutrition surveys,
supporting surveillance and assessments as required.

Contribute to the development and
review of the prevention of child wasting programme, research and advocacy
strategies

Work closely with the local
partners in development and implementation of county level nutrition
specific programme budgets, budget revisions, costed work plans,
procurement plans, among other financial planning tools as required.

Documentation of the prevention
of child wasting programme process and compilation of programme reports
including generating lessons learnt and case studies.

Writing monthly reports and
briefs as well as quarterly reports.

Contribute significantly to the
development of high quality donor reports

Represent Concern at the County
and sub-county Health and Nutrition meetings/forum and support advocacy
initiatives in line with the prevention of child wasting initiative
programme strategy.

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

Adhere to Concern M&E
reporting system and result based management.

Responding
to Emergencies:

Support Direct Reports and
Mandera County Programme staff in ensuring timely and effective emergency
response based on funding availability.

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

Others

Adhere to and promote the
standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies
to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working
environment

Participating and contributing
towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary

Promote and ensure compliance
with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and quality criteria

Ensure that Mandera County
Programme staff are familiar with the principles underpinning
accountability, safeguarding and Concern’s Complaints and Response
Mechanism (CRM) and ensure that information about Concern’s commitments on
accountability and safeguarding are disseminated among programme
participants and communities

Any other duties as assigned by
the Line Manager

Person Specification

Minimum
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

A Minimum of a Bachelor degree in
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Health, Nursing or related field with KNDI
professional certification.

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 one (1) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role

Experience working with and
through local partners in ASAL contexts

Experience and knowledge of MOH
systems, particularly at County level.

Good understanding of cross
cutting issues- gender, SBC, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate
them into public health and nutrition programmes.

Excellent interpersonal,
communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work
effectively in teams.

Demonstrable experience in
managing donor budgets.

Operational research experience.
Previous experience working in
the ASAL counties with good understanding of the context.

Preference
will be given to candidates who have:

High integrity and demonstrated
ability to follow standards and policies

Ability to work with minimal
supervision

Solid understanding and
experience with integrated program approaches

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

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

Energy to work long hours when
needed and be out in the field all day

Good understanding of cross
cutting issues- gender, SBC, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate
them into public health and nutrition programmes

Innovative, team player with an
ability to work under pressure

Commitment to humanitarian
principles and values

Commitment to adhere to the
standards of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct and Associated
Policies

Competencies
required:

Managing
yourself

Awareness of your own abilities
and uses abilities to work well with others to achieve your work and
Concern’s.

Individual
leadership

Inspire others by clearly
articulating and demonstrating the Concern’s values and principles
supports others to achieve excellent results.

Communicating
and working with others

Proactively and effectively share
information with others. Works effectively with others to achieve best
results from.

Delivering
results

Delivers on commitments; uses
appropriate techniques to help achieve agreed objectives.

Planning
and decision-making

Systematically work towards
achieving objectives; informed and timely decisions (appropriate to role),
to achieve work objectives.

Creativity
and innovation

Continual improvement by
developing and implementing new ideas for effective and efficient progress
towards the agreed objectives

Influence,
advocacy and networking

Engages effectively with others
inside and outside the organisation as relevant to achieve agreed
objectives

How To Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements,
should send a detailed CV with three professional
referees (one of whom must be an immediate line manager)
 and Cover Letter Only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with
the subject of the email as ‘Manager Health and Nutrition- Mandera
County ’
 on or before Friday
16th February 2024 “
. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted for interview.

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