Officer, Health and Nutrition at Concern Worldwide

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Officer, Health and Nutrition at Concern Worldwide… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Concern Worldwide.

Descriptions;

We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide began working in Kenya in May 2002 with the development of an urban programme in Nairobi.

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 Programme 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.
  • Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E.
  • Closely monitor the nutrition situation in the programme area.
  • 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 assess 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.
  • 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.

Responding to Emergencies:

  • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
  • Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies.

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies:

  • Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies.
  • Supporting and promoting the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to the team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and being committed to providing a safe working environment.

Accountability

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E).
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed.
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Requirements

Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing or relevant field with KNDI Professional certification.
  • At least three years (3) experience in maternal and child health and nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context.
  • Experience working with and through local partners in ASAL contexts 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.
  • Proficient in Computer applications.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in local language/s skills is an added advantage.
  • An understanding of the local context, prior experience working and/or living in the County is highly desirable.

How to Apply

Submit your CV with three referees and Application letter only to  [email protected]

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline: 8th June 2022.

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