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Health and Nutrition Coordinator Job in Nairobi 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 position:

Health and Nutrition Coordinator 
Location: Nairobi, with frequent field travel
Duration: 1 year (with possible extension subject to availability of funds)
Job summary: 

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will bring expertise in health system strengthening to the Concern Kenya Health and Nutrition team. 

Under the supervision of the National Health and Nutrition Coordinator, the incumbent will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health at various levels to identify strategic approaches to improving maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN). 

The incumbent will be responsible for programme development and management, monitoring and reporting, training and mentoring of Concern and partner staff.

Summary of Essential Qualifications:
  • MSc in Public Health, with experience of nutrition and health system strengthening, at least 3 years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context
  • Previous employment or extensive collaboration and networking with NGOs, UN and government agencies.
  • Two years’ experience in a management position.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in health system strengthening, maternal and child health and nutrition, community based health care.
  • Proven success partnering with the Ministry of Health.
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health/ nutrition programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in teams.
  • Excellent networking and coordination skills – NGOs, UN and government agencies.
A detailed ToR for this position may be obtained by sending an email to:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering letter addressed to: - 

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

to the following email address:
Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise. 

Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 27th July, 2012. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum
protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation. 

Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in these two documents.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer

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