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ChildFund, Kenya Health and Nutrition Project Manager Job Vacancy

ChildFund, Kenya, is a non – sectarian charitable organization whose mission is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.

ChildFund, Kenya is seeking to recruit a highly competent and experienced person to fill the position of a Project Manager for its Child Survival and Health Grants Programs (CSHGP).

Health and Nutrition Project Manager
Reports to: ChildFund Kenya Programs Director
Based in: In Nairobi with frequent travel to project location

Overall Description:

The Project Manager will be responsible for overall management of a 5 year maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) project contingent upon grant award. This job is anticipated to begin in October 1st 2011.

S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to identify, implement, test and analyze community-oriented innovations to introduce and scale up a high impact MCHN intervention package which will achieve measurable outcomes among children, families and communities.

S/he will liaise closely with partner organizations, including relevant ministries of the Government of Kenya, USAID, and other international agencies/programs, among others.

  • Masters degree in public health from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in a leadership role, in the implementation of community based MCHN related activities.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in maternal health,, infant and young child feeding, community case management of childhood illnesses, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs.
  • Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with US Federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of USAID procedures and familiarity with USAID’s maternal, newborn and child health, infectious disease, nutrition, and health systems strategies and programs.
  • Previous employment or extensive collaboration and networking with NGOs.
  • Experience in working with Ministry of Health and/or health officials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in teams.
  • Strong English technical writing skills, and excellent oral communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters and detailed CV to on or before 4th March 2011.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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