Health Cluster Coordinator Job in Kenya

Description Of Duties

  • Lead an effective and coordinated, national, health-sector response with the national and international community, focusing on vulnerable and marginalized populations (under the supervision of the Head of the WHO country office and within the framework of the United Nations Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and cluster approach).
  • Provide guidance, participatory leadership, management, and coordination of the following:
  • Planning, monitoring, quality assurance, and reporting on health service delivery and the related components of the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and contingency planning for potential new events;
  • The synergy of the above with national plans, their mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues, and compliance with WHO norms, standards, and protocols;
  • Technical assistance for joint support missions to field operations;
  • Guidance in national (health system) capacity building for emergency preparedness and response in accordance with the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP)Approach and other related guidance; o Data management, Information sharing, monitoring, and reporting through the Information Management strategy and functional mechanism; Advocacy and resource mobilization efforts. Lead the country office’s data management strategies and operations. Coordinate and work closely with the country office’s health information management teams and focal points. 5. Performany other duty as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications


  • Essential: Advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in epidemiology, public health, medical or other studies in a field directly related to the position.
  • Desirable: Specialized training in emergency management and/or international aid, humanitarian, health system recovery and health cluster coordination.


  • Essential: A minimum of ten (10) years of work experience relevant to the position (in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergency and humanitarian relief operations) a significant part of this to have been obtained at an international level.
  • Desirable: A minimum of three (3) years’ in management and coordination of health programmes in chronic or acute, sudden-onset emergencies in national and international settings.


  • In-depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the United Nations, its specialized agencies, donor agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations. Excellent skills in the assessment of emergency situations, and the formulation of comprehensive plans to address challenges/risks, using strong strategic thinking. Skills to facilitate a policy process among diverse partners, including United Nations, nongovernmental organizations, national health authorities and donors. Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills with the ability to lead, facilitate, and direct multidisciplinary and multinational teams in emergency settings.5. Models and maintains calm disposition in crisis situations.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

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