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Manager Health and Nutrition

Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Manager Health and Nutrition

Reports to: County Programme Manager

Direct Reports:None

**Job Location:**Mandera (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 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

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online: www.concern.net

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 [email protected] 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.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them – so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our website or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

Deadline: 16-Feb-24

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