Manager, Health and Nutrition Job Vacancy in North Horr, Kenya

Position Title: Manager, Health and Nutrition

Reports to: Senior Manager Health and Nutrition

Direct Reports: Officer Health and Nutrition

Job Location: Nairobi (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application - National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term, Twelve (12) Months Contract (Renewal subject to avaliability of funding and performance)

Job Summary

The Job holder will be responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. S/he will lead in the development and implementation of HR policies and best practices and support management in staff management in full compliance with the labour law.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

General program management

  • Provide organizational and technical guidance and lead MOH and local partners in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI), IMAM services, IMAM Surge, MIYCN,BFCI, Family MUAC approach and other health and nutrition interventions at the facility and community level
  • Liaising closely with the sub-county health management teams (SCHMT) and Hospital Management Teams (HMT) to develop joint work plans and ensure MOH ownership and integration of the Nawiri programme into the existing health systems
  • Work closely with the SCHMT to oversee and review the implementation of sub-county work
  • Support MOH and local partner (Caritas) to strengthen planning, implementation and review of health and nutrition interventions at the sub-county level
  • Work with stakeholders at the sub-county level and the Nawiri consortium partners to establish health and nutrition complementary interventions while actively promoting inter sectoral linkages and integration in line with the Nawiri programme strategy
  • Ensure programme quality by taking an active role in monitoring of programme interventions including contributing to the development of context specific M&E tools, using data for decision making, field monitoring and joint support supervision
  • Monitor the health and nutrition situation in the sub-county including coordination of nutrition surveys, supporting surveillance and assessments as required (KBP, SMART, Mass screening and Coverage surveys)
  • Contribute to the development and review of the Nawiri programme, research and advocacy strategies
  • Develop and implement sub-county level nutrition specific programme budgets, budget revisions, costed work plans, procurement plans, among other financial planning tools as required
  • Documentation of the Nawiri programme process and compilation of programme reports including generating lessons learnt and case studies
  • Writing monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports
  • Contribute significantly to the development of high quality donor reports
  • Represent Concern and the Nawiri programme at sub-county Health and Nutrition meetings/forum and support advocacy initiatives in line with the Nawiri programme strategy
  • Monitor programme budget and partner grants and account for expenditure through timely financial reporting
  • Provide coordination to all Nawiri programme activities by channeling communication and resources to all departments at sub-county level
  • Provide effective leadership to the Concern staff based in the sub county to effectively deliver their responsibilities including performance management, mentorship and staff welfare.
  • Adhere to Concern and Nawiri M&E reporting system(CommCare and Iform builder usage by team)


  • 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
  • Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Person Specification

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Health, Nursing or related field with KNDI professional certification.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in health and nutrition programme management in the delivery of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) and health services; with at least two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
  • Experience working with and through local partners in ASAL contexts
  • Experience and knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at County level.
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, SBC, 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.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing donor budgets
  • Previous experience working in the ASAL counties with good understanding of the context.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Solid understanding and experience with integrated program approaches
  • Significant experience/knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at the Sub County level and working with and through local partners.
  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills
  • Energy to work long hours when needed and be out in the field all day
  • Innovative, team player with an ability to work under pressure
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Commitment to adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

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. Follow Concern online:

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 'Manager Health and Nutrition-North Horr’ on or before Tuesday 31st October 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

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