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15 May 2017

Concern Worldwide Health and Nutrition Officer Job in Nairobi

Reports to: Senior Manager – Health & Nutrition
Job Location: Nairobi

Contract Details
One (1) Year Fixed Term Contract Renewable Subject to Availability of Funds Kes 96, 000 Medical
Cover for Principal and Two (2) Dependants Group Life Cover Group Personal Accident Cover The incumbent will provide technical guidance and mentorship to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and local partners to Nairobi’s Sub Counties in the implementation of Health and Nutrition Services within the World Health Organization’s defined building blocks for Health System Strengthening

Job Responsibilities
Project Management

  • Assisting in the provision of technical support and leadership to MOH and local partners in the implementation of integrated maternal child health and nutrition services.
  • Providing technical support to MoH and partners on the roll out and management of IMAM Surge in the sub counties.
  • Capacity building of MoH staff at Sub Counties and health facility levels in all aspects of delivery of HINI and health services
  • Liaising closely with the SCHMT and Health Facility Management Teams to promote sustained ownership and integration of HINI services into existing health systems
  • Playing an active role in the roll out of community health services to enhance MNCH and nutrition services at the household/community through Community Units and Community Conversations platforms
  • Liaising with the Community Empowerment Team and CHAs for promotion of health and nutrition messaging through community conversations
  • Assist in liaising with local and county level structures (SCHMT and Health Facility Management Teams) to enhance coordination and collaboration in project implementation and sustainability.
  • Working closely with MOH in developing and implementing integrated work plans at the sub counties level
  • Participating in the development of annual work plans and project proposals
  • Contributing to and maintaining strong links with other projects to reinforce an integrated
  • Concern programming approach
  • Assisting in the day-to-day management including monitoring of the urban health and nutrition projects
  • Reporting and documentation of the programme process including generating lessons learnt and case studies

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring of activities through field support visits and joint support supervision
  • Assisting in managing results framework within Concern and partners
  • Participating, planning and coordinating surveys, surveillance and assessments

Representation

  • Representing Concern in Sub County health and nutrition meetings
  • Participating in Health Facility In-charges meetings
  • Maintaining good working relationships and co-ordination with national and international partners

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.

Qualifications 

  • A degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context
  • Knowledge and experience in MoH systems at County level and working with and through local partners
  • Knowledge and experience in community based health care including an understanding of the community strategy and community level interventions
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.
  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal/communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
  • 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 nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Officer Health and Nutrition Nairobi’.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 21st May 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.

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