Kenya: Manager – Innovations in Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH)

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Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 May 2018

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Manager – Innovations in Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH)

Reports to: Coordinator – Health and Nutrition

Job Location: Nairobi

Contract Details:

One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Availability of Funds and Performance

Monthly Starting Salary – Kes 197,077

Group Pension after Confirmation of Appointment

Group Medical Cover (1Principal + 2 Dependants)

Group Life Cover

Group Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:

The position holder will report to the Health and Nutrition, Coordinator, Concern Worldwide. She/he will be responsible for providing necessary support to the Maker for MNCH project as well as other assigned activities. He will have the prime responsibility of designing and delivering cutting-edge health solutions to underserved communities in partnerships with priority stakeholders (implementing partners, private sector, NGOs, government, foundations, etc.). He will represent Concern in the health innovation, research and development ecosystem.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

· Providing organizational and technical leadership in social entrepreneurship, business incubation innovations and user centred design and the application of these principal in health and nutrition.

· Provide technical support and guide capacity building efforts in MNCH for implementing partners; trainings, mentorship, hack-a-thons, innovation deep dives etc.

· Work closely with implementing partners to provide guidance and support to entrepreneurs to help them develop, adapt, test products/services

· Work closely with collaborating partners in the implementation of the Maker for MNCH Project

· Coordinate and sustain a good working relationship with implementing partners to ensure that the program deliverables are on track.

· Contribute to and maintain strong links with other programme managers (livelihoods, health and nutrition, community empowerment and Advocacy) to reinforce a strong Concern programme approach.

· Assist in advocacy to inform policy makers and assist in policy review based on programme learning and field based evidence.

· Contribute to the development of programme strategies, annual proposal and work plans


· Representing Concern in national and county meetings in the health innovation, research and development ecosystem especially.

· Represent Concern at MNCH technical meetings at national and county levels with the ultimate aim of translating evidence generated by the project into appropriate policy improvement.

· Support the communication team in developing communications materials related to the project

Monitoring and Evaluation

· Participate in monitoring through field support visits, joint supervision

· Assist in managing results framework within Concern and partners

· Participate in development of annual programme proposal and work plans

· Assist in preparation of programme proposals for submission to donors for funding

· Assist in preparation of high quality written reports for Concern and donors

Responding to Emergencies:

· 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

Programme Participant Protection Policy

· To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

· To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

· • To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

Job Specification:

· A degree is required in Health, Engineering, Business or related field

· At least five (5) years’ experience working in social entrepreneurship, design for social impact, user centered design in health or related field with at least two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role

· Significant experience/knowledge of MoH systems, particularly at national level and working with and through local partners

· Ability to plan for, manage, and successfully complete multiple complex projects simultaneously and in budget.

· Experience developing social impact measurement frameworks and reporting approaches.

· Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills

· Flawless written and oral communication skills. Powerful interpersonal skills, strong social antennae and the ability to use these to influence outcomes. Able to adapt style and approach based on context.

· Proficiency in computer aided design, manufacturing an added advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and Cover Letter only to with the subject of the email as ‘Manager – Innovations in MNCH’. The closing date for applications is Sunday 13th May 2018.

Each application must include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

‘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.

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