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


  • 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 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.