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Concern Worldwide Jobs in Kenya: Nutrition Project Officer and Programme Support Officer Vacancies

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.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan nationals for the following positions:

Nutrition Project Officer 
(2 Positions)

Duration:
 1 year

Reporting to:
 Project Manager

Job summary

To provide hands-on support to the MoH (Ministry of Health) staff and other partners/community groups to enhance their capacity and knowledge in the delivery of essential nutrition services; management of acute malnutrition, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation, community mobilisation and other preventive services.

The Project officer will also support the project manager in liaising closely with MoH (health facilities) and partners to develop referral systems to increase access to nutrition services and other relevant programmes not provided in the Concern supported nutrition programme, strengthen planning, M&E and logistics systems with regards to nutrition activities, participate in reviews, evaluation and other programme documentation while ensuring the activities meet humanitarian standards.

The officer will be expected to represent Concern at districts coordination and partners meetings.

Essential Experience and Skills
  • A nursing degree or a nutrition degree with strong clinical background and at least three years clinical experience and at least one year experience working in nutrition interventions, preferably CTC (CMAM).
  • Should have experience implementing IYCF at health facility and community; knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at the provincial and district level and experience working with and through local partners.
  • Must be familiar with public health approach, have good computer and report writing skills.
Programme Support Officer - Reporting & Documentation

Job Location:
 Based at the Nairobi office with some travel to field offices

Reports To:
 Programme Managers (2)

Job Summary

The position holder will report jointly to two Programme Managers based in Nairobi.

She/he will be responsible for providing necessary programme support to the assigned programmes by liaising with logistics, finance and administration as well as be responsible for programme record keeping, documentation and reporting support. This may include liaison with partners as required.

Essential Experience and Skills
  • A university degree in development studies, or related discipline and at least 2 years experience in similar position.
  • Should have strong communication skills, good negotiation and interpersonal skills; should be fluent in English and Kiswahili and have good report writing and computer skills.
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering address to: -

The Human Resource Manager,
Concern Worldwide,
P.O. Box 13850-00800,
Nairobi,

or to the following email address: nairobi.hr@concern.net

The closing date for application is Tuesday 30th November 2010.

Each application should include three referees, at least two of which can validate field and technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview

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