Kenya: Officer – Health and Nutrition (IMAM Surge)

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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: Officer – Health and Nutrition (IMAM Surge)

Reports to: Senior Manager – Technical Specialist (Nutrition, WASH and Surge Scale Up)

Direct reports: None

Job Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract Details:

Fixed Term One (1) Year Renewable Contract

Monthly Starting Salary – Kes 99,197

Group Pension after Confirmation of Appointment

Group Medical Cover (1Principal + 2 Dependants)

Group Life Cover

Group Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:

To provide technical leadership, guidance and training on IMAM surge as well as providing hands on support to Ministry of Health (MoH), and partners to enhance their capacity and skills in the rollout of IMAM surge in Turkana County.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:**

· Provide technical support to MoH through structured OJT/mentorship on rollout of IMAM surge at the health facilities;

· Provide technical support to partners in the monitoring of the implementation of IMAM surge, ensuring the facilities are updating the wall charts as well as sub-county monitoring the situation through the IMAM surge dashboard.

· Ensure that partners implement the IMAM surge work plans as agreed.

· Work closely with the Sub-county Public Health Nurse, Sub-county Nutrition Officer, Public Health Officers and the hospital nutritionist in developing and implementation of monthly work plans for the Sub-county;

· Liaise closely with MoH at County and Sub-county level to promote ownership and integration of IMAM surge into MoH systems including the development of a concrete plan of action for surge roll out 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;

· Assist in writing of programme internal and donor reports.

· Support project documentation to generate lesson learning as well as case studies;

· Participate in coordination of nutrition as well as technical support in nutrition assessments to determine the nutrition situation of the target population;

· Writing of monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports;

· Attend and adequately represent Concern in Sub-county meetings/fora e.g. Sub-county Steering Group(DSG), 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 monthly Support Supervision visits;

· Work closely with the UNICEF and WFP contact staff to ensure that all health facilities have adequate supplies of therapeutic commodities at all time;

· Concern’s program liaison person for Turkana office.

· Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s emergency response as and when necessary and comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Job Specification:

· A degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or in Nursing with solid experience/background in Nutrition

· At least two (2) years’ experience in Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context

· Knowledge and experience in the implementation of the IMAM surge approach.

· Experience and knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at County and 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 the local language is an added advantage.


This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a

CV and cover letter only to with the title of the email as ‘Officer – Health & Nutrition IMAM Surge Turkana’. 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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