Concern Worldwide Health and Nutrition Officer Job

Health and Nutrition Officer Job, Current Nutrition Jobs In Kenya,

Job Summary:

The Incumbent will be responsible for quality programme delivery at the Sub County level by providing technical leadership, guidance and support to the Sub County Health Management Team to strengthen their capacity and skills in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition interventions (HINI) through an integrated health systems strengthening approach; and to work with community groups building the community resilience and strengthening their knowledge and capacity on health and nutrition services and appropriate care taking.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to MoH on delivery of High Impact Nutrition intervention components at health facilities and when need be outreach sites;
  • Assist the Project Manager to provide technical support to partners in the implementation of the project.
  • Work with partners to implement work plans as agreed;
  • In partnership with the Sub-County Health Management Team(SCHMT) including the Sub County Medical Officer in charge of health (SCMOH), Sub County Public Health Nurse, Sub-County Nutrition Coordinator, Public Health Officers and the hospital nutritionist develop and implement monthly work plans for the Sub-county;
  • Liaise closely with MoH at County and Sub-County level to promote ownership and integration of nutrition services into existing medical systems including the development of a concrete plan of action for the programme at the health facilities;
  • Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E;
  • Work closely with the Project Manager in monitoring the nutrition situation in Concern areas of work;
  • While working with the hospital nutritionist and the SCNO, support the rural health facilities to establish referral systems and create referral links for access to in-patient and other services beneficial to the beneficiaries not provided by the rural health facilities;
  • Support with operationalizing of community Units and community mobilization activities; plan trainings , routinely engage Community Health Volunteers and Community Health Assistants;
  • Support with documentation of the programme implementation process to generate lesson learning as well as case studies;
  • Participate in coordination of and data collection for, KPC, SMART and coverage surveys to assesses the nutrition situation of the target population;
  • Writing of monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports;
  • Contribute significantly to the development of regular donor reports;
  • Attend and adequately represent Concern in Sub-county meetings/fora e.g. Sub-county Steering Group(SCSG), Sub-county Nutrition Coordination meeting among others as may be required;
  • Together with MOH and other partners involved in delivery of nutrition services in the Sub-County, conduct joint support supervision visits;
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of MIYCN activities at the health facilities and at the community;
  • Work closely with the UNICEF and WFP contact staff to ensure that all health facilities have adequate supplies of therapeutic commodities at all time;
  • Liaising with Logistics, IT, Transport, Finance and HR departments in Nairobi to provide logistical and administrative support to the program.

Other Duties

  • 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
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
  • Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Strong clinical competence and knowledge of maternal and child health will be added advantage.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context.
  • An understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in Turkana County is highly desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at County level.
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Good computing and report writing skills
  • Be able to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness
  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner and to tight deadlines
  • Energy to work and sometimes long hours
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in local language/s skills is an added advantage.

Competencies required:

  • Trustworthy, honest and reliable
  • Willing to challenge or question others constructively when appropriate
  • Ready to accept changes as new situations arise

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as “Officer, Health and Nutrition” on or before Friday**, 20th October** 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.