Senior Officer Health and Nutrition Job Concern Worldwide

Apply by May 19
Apply by May 19

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Job Summary:

  • The job holder, as part of the USAID BHA programme implementation team, will provide technical guidance as well as hands on support in the implementation of the USAID Nawiri programme at Ward Level-Illeret – North Horr

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead MOH and local partners in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI), IMAM services, IMAM Surge, BFCI, Family MUAC approach and other health and nutrition interventions at the facility and community level
  • Assist the Programme Manager to provide technical support to Caritas the local partner in the implementation of the project specifically in Illeret
  • Work with partners within Nawiri Consortium and other partners in Illeret 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 Illeret health centre nutritionist develop and implement monthly work plans for IMAM program including stabilization centre at Illeret health facility.
  • Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E
  • Closely monitor the nutrition situation in Illeret ward
  • While working with the nutritionist and CHAs, support Telesgaye and Illeret 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 two rural health facilities in Illeret ward
  • Support operations of community Units and community mobilization activities within Illeret ward.
  • Support the CHAs in monthly mentorship/coaching of CHPs and their trainings, routinely engage Community Health Volunteers and Community Health Assistants during monthly review meetings.
  • Support with documentation of the programme implementation process to generate lesson learning as well as case studies
  • Participate in coordination of and data collection and their entry into CommCare
  • Support Illeret ward in surveillance activities that include Coverage surveys and SMART+ to assesses the nutrition situation of the target population
  • Writing of weekly briefs, monthly reports as well as quarterly reports
  • Contribute significantly to the development of regular donor reports
  • Together with MOH and other partners involved in delivery of nutrition services in the ward and conduct joint support supervision visits
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of MIYCN activities at the health facilities and at the community including BFCI and Family Muac approach among other interventions within Nawiri
  • Work closely with Sub County Nutritionist and CNC to ensure that all health facilities have adequate supplies of therapeutic commodities at all time
  • Adhere to Concern and Nawiri M&E reporting system

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:

  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or in Nursing with solid experience/background in Nutrition.
  • Strong clinical competence and knowledge of maternal and child health will be added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context.
  • Has KNDI licence or Nursing council practicing licence.
  • An understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in any of the target counties is highly desirable
  • Fluent in both oral and written English and Kiswahili, communication in the local language will be an added advantage.
  • Proficient in computer applications

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
  • Positive attitude and show willingness to learn
  • An innovative mind and have an ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Experience working with and through local partners in ASAL contexts
  • Experience and knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at Sub 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
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams
  • An understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in the County is highly desirable

Competencies required:

  • Communicating and working with others
  • Deliver results
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Planning and decision making

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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 “Senior Officer, Health and Nutrition” on or before Sunday, 19th May 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.