Manager Health and Nutrition Job in Kenya

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Manager Health and Nutrition Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Manager Health and Nutrition

Reports to: County Programme Manager, Marsabit ( With technical oversight by the Health and Nutrition Coordinator)

Direct Reports:

Officers Health & Nutrition (4) – Laisamis, North Horr and Moyale

Officer, Research, Health and Nutrition (1) – North Horr

Closely work with:

Internally – Snr Manager, Health and Nutrition, NAWIRI (Marsabit), Other Programmes and PSU

Externally – MoH, Local Partners, UN bodies etc.


Job Location: Marsabit Town Office (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application – National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term , One(1) Year Contract, renewable subject to availability of funds.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will provide technical leadership and support in the implementation of the health and nutrition programme (excluding Nawiri).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Health and Nutrition Programme Management

  • Participate in the assessment and selection of appropriate partners for Health and Nutrition programme implementation in Marsabit County;
  • Provide organizational and technical support to MoH and local partners in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) and health services;
  • Liaising closely with the County health management teams (CHMT) and Hospital Management Teams (HMT) to develop joint work plans and ensure MoH ownership and integration into the existing health systems;
  • Work closely with the CHMT to oversee and review the implementation of County work plans and activities
  • Support MoH and local partners to strengthen planning, implementation and review of health and nutrition programme activities at the County level
  • Work with stakeholders at County level to establish health and nutrition complementary interventions while actively promoting inter sectoral linkages and integration with other programmes as necessary
  • Ensure programme quality through active role in M&E of health and nutrition programme interventions including developing and utilizing 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 with surveillance and assessments as required
  • Contribute to the development of programme strategies and new project proposals
  • Develop and implement county level health and nutrition programme budgets, budget revisions, costed work plans among other financial planning tools as required.
  • Support the team in the review and regularly update of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, procurement plans, M & E plans, and work plans guiding all programme implementation and ensure this is used by the project teams to monitor project progress towards completion.
  • Documentation of the programme process and compiling programme reports including generating lessons learnt and case studies
  • Represent Concern at County and Sub County Health and Nutrition meetings and fora and support advocacy initiatives in line with the programme strategy
  • Conduct field visit to monitor the delivery of quality intervention

Programme Support and Management/Head of Field Office Duties

  • Monitor programme budget and partner grants and account for expenditure through timely financial reporting
  • Provide coordination to all programme activities by channeling communication and resources to all departments at Sub County level
  • Provide leadership in development of quarterly costed work plans, movement plans and activity work plans across the County.

People Management:

  • Support direct reports development weekly and monthly work plans and support them in its implementation
  • PDR development, review and monitoring for direct reports in line with PDR guidelines
  • Conduct monthly virtual and/or physical catch up meetings with the direct reports
  • Support the capacity development of direct reports
  • Responsible for performance monitoring and management of direct reports

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
  • Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Person Specification

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, bachelor degree in Nursing or related field
  • 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 two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Solid understanding and experience with integrated program approaches
  • Significant experience/knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at County level and working with and through local partners
  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills
  • Fluent in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficient in computer applications
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and supervise new staff members
  • Proactive problem solver and solutions oriented management style
  • Although not a MUST, having an understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in Marsabit is highly desirable.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Good computing and report writing skills
  • Be able to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness
  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner and to tight deadlines
  • Energy to work sometimes long hours
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Competencies required:

  • Trustworthy, honest and reliable
  • Willing to challenge or question others constructively when appropriate
  • Ready to accept changes as new situations arise

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as “Manager Health and Nutrition’’ on or before Thursday, 17th November 2022 “. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.