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Concern Worldwide Nutrition Project Manager, Project Officer and Finance Officer Jobs in Kenya

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 Manager

Location Moyale

Duration: 1 year (with possible extension subject to availability of funds)

Reporting to: Concern Kenya Nutrition Coordinator (Nairobi-based)

Job Summary: To provide technical leadership, guidance and training to the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Medical Services (MoPHS) staff and to Concern Worldwide nutrition programme partners in Moyale in the implementation of the high-impact nutrition interventions (HINI) project and document the process.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the full-time management of this project, including supervision of 3 staff.

Summary of Essential Qualifications
  • A nursing or nutrition degree is essential. A master’s degree in Public health or Nutrition is desirable.
  • At least three years’ experience in working of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programmes with significant experience/knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at the provincial and district level and at least two year’s experience in a supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with/experience of the public health approach and experience of programme planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge/experience of challenges of working with and through local partners, nutrition assessment, including surveys, rapid assessments, and surveillance.
  • Demonstrated good monitoring and evaluation skills, analytical, computer and report writing skills.
Project Officer – Survey & Surveillance

Location: Nairobi

Duration: Fixed Term – 1 Year

Reporting to: Concern Kenya Nutrition Coordinator

Job Summary

General objective: Planning and implementation of nutrition, KAP, and coverage surveys; SQUEAC assessments and sentinel surveillance in Concern programme areas.

He/she will be responsible for planning, coordinating and executing surveillance, survey and other assessments, conducting data analysis and writing survey reports.

The project officer will be expected to train and build capacity of Ministry of Health and partner staff in conducting surveillance and surveys and also produce brief reports for inputs to the national nutrition bulletin as well representing Concern at national nutrition information working group.

The project officer will work in close consultation with the Research and Evaluation advisors.

Summary of Essential Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Economics or health and Nutrition with strong statistical focus and strong survey/surveillance background.
  • At least two years experience in surveys, surveillance and other assessment and previous experience in set up and running of surveillance systems.
  • Excellent data management, analysis and reporting skills.
  • Able to use statistical software (Epi Info, ENA, SPSS, STATA).
  • Experience conducting surveys (SMART, SQUEAC and LQAS methodology ).
  • Excellent written and public communication and negotiation skills.
  • Humanitarian field experience is essential.
Finance Officer - Programme Support Unit (Psu)

Location: Nairobi

Type of Contract: Open-ended

Reporting to: Country Accountant

Job summary: The Finance Officer (PSU) you will primarily focus on ensuring all the fundamental accounting functions (bank, cash, authorisation controls) operate effectively in Nairobi and in compliance with Concern procedures.

He/she will also be responsible for the monthly payroll and the monthly upload of cashbooks/journals and support cost processes at the month end, managing donor grants and operational budgets among other duties.

A key part of the role will be the effective management of the balance sheet and the timely release of recharge information to other country programmes.

Summary of Essential Qualifications
  • Accountancy qualification (CPA K or ACCA). A BCom degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years work experience 2 of which should be in Accounting.
  • Experience with computer accounting programmes, Ms Excel and Ms Word.
  • Ability to report accurately and meet tight deadlines, prioritize and handle a diverse and heavy workload and to set priorities under ressure.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills and ability to do complex analysis
  • Attentive to detail.
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,

to the following email address:

The closing date for application is Friday, 18 March 2011.

Each application should specify the position applied for and must 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

Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

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