Manager Health and Nutrition Job in Kenya

Job Summary:

  • The incumbent as part of the Irish Aid Horn of Africa child wasting initiative programme implementation team, will provide technical leadership and support in the implementation of the Irish aid programme at the county Level.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

General program management

  • Provide organizational and technical guidance and lead MOH and local partner in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) with a particular focus on MIYCN, IMAM Surge, BFCI, Family MUAC approach and other health and nutrition interventions at the facility and community level.
  • Liaising closely with the county health management team (CHMT) , sub county health management Teams (SCHMT) and local partner Health and Nutrition team to develop joint work plans and ensure MOH ownership and integration of the child wasting initiative programme into the existing health systems.
  • Work closely with CHMT, SCHMT and local partner to oversee and review the implementation of county/sub-county work plans.

  • Support MOH and local partner to strengthen planning, implementation and review of health and nutrition interventions at the county and sub-county level.
  • Work with stakeholders at the County and sub-county level to establish health and nutrition complementary interventions while actively promoting inter sectoral linkages and integration in line with the prevention of child wasting initiative programme.
  • Ensure programme quality by taking an active role in monitoring of programme interventions including contributing to the development of 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 surveillance and assessments as required.
  • Contribute to the development and review of the prevention of child wasting programme, research and advocacy strategies
  • Work closely with the local partners in development and implementation of county level nutrition specific programme budgets, budget revisions, costed work plans, procurement plans, among other financial planning tools as required.
  • Documentation of the prevention of child wasting programme process and compilation of programme reports including generating lessons learnt and case studies.
  • Writing monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports.
  • Contribute significantly to the development of high quality donor reports
  • Represent Concern at the County and sub-county Health and Nutrition meetings/forum and support advocacy initiatives in line with the prevention of child wasting initiative programme strategy.
  • Monitor programme budget and partner grants and account for expenditure through timely financial reporting.
  • Adhere to Concern M&E reporting system and result based management.

Responding to Emergencies:

  • Support Direct Reports and Mandera County Programme staff in ensuring timely and effective emergency response based on funding availability.
  • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary.
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies


  • 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
  • Promote and ensure compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and quality criteria
  • Ensure that Mandera County Programme staff are familiar with the principles underpinning accountability, safeguarding and Concern’s Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) and ensure that information about Concern’s commitments on accountability and safeguarding are disseminated among programme participants and communities
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Person Specification

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Health, Nursing or related field with KNDI professional certification.
  • 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 one (1) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Experience working with and through local partners in ASAL contexts
  • Experience and knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at County level.
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, SBC, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing donor budgets.
  • Operational research experience.
  • Previous experience working in the ASAL counties with good understanding of the context.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Solid understanding and experience with integrated program approaches
  • Significant experience/knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at the County level and working with and through local partners
  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills
  • Energy to work long hours when needed and be out in the field all day
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, SBC, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes
  • Innovative, team player with an ability to work under pressure
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Commitment to adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

Competencies required:

Managing yourself

  • Awareness of your own abilities and uses abilities to work well with others to achieve your work and Concern’s.

Individual leadership

  • Inspire others by clearly articulating and demonstrating the Concern’s values and principles supports others to achieve excellent results.

Communicating and working with others

  • Proactively and effectively share information with others. Works effectively with others to achieve best results from.

Delivering results

  • Delivers on commitments; uses appropriate techniques to help achieve agreed objectives.

Planning and decision-making

  • Systematically work towards achieving objectives; informed and timely decisions (appropriate to role), to achieve work objectives.

Creativity and innovation

  • Continual improvement by developing and implementing new ideas for effective and efficient progress towards the agreed objectives

Influence, advocacy and networking

  • Engages effectively with others inside and outside the organisation as relevant to achieve agreed objectives

How To Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three professional referees (one of whom must be an immediate line manager) and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as ‘Manager Health and Nutrition- Mandera County ’ on or before Friday 16th February 2024 “. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.