Manager Health and Nutrition - Marsabit

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 21 May 2021

Job Title: Manager Health and Nutrition (H&N)

Reports to:Senior Manager, Health and Nutrition and for integrated Concern Programme in the assigned sub county in Marsabit

Direct reports: The Manager will supervise technically Concern staff assigned to the sub county assigned and integrated programmes therein

Job Location: Marsabit

Contract Details: One year renewable

Job Purpose: The Manager will be responsible for the management, implementation, supervision and coordination of health and Nutrition programme assigned and the integrated Concern Programmes (H&N, Education, Governance/advocacy, Water and Sanitation (WASH) and Livelihood) - project implemented in Marsabit in the assigned sub County and related activities ensuring proper coordination with the other departments to promote integrated approaches. Responsibilities will include coordinating with County and sub-county management and health structures. S/he will work with relevant stakeholders to build local capacity to implement key Nutrition activities. The manager will take the technical leadership in implementation of the I-CREATE and NICHE Programme in Marsabit County for the H&N components and serve as the focal person and area Manager for Saku/Moyale sub county for the Concern Integrated Programmes.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Take technical leadership in the implementation of I-CREATE project, providing day-to-day technical support in Laisamis and North Horr team and other areas in the County the programme may grow into.
  • Lead the implementation of NICHE project in Marsabit County
  • Support the development of sub-county joint work plans and monitor implementation, providing regular monitoring updates and development of implementation plans to Laisamis and North Horr teams.
  • Together with North Horr and Laisamis sub-county managers, develop and monitor the work plans including detailed implementation plans for the I–create project.
  • Ensure programme quality by actively analysing the project data and give feedback to sub-county manager and sub-county health management teams.
  • Conduct field monitoring support visits to the sub-county at least a week in each sub-county every month. Ensure project activities are implemented to meet the desired technical quality as per the project implementation guide as well as globally acceptable standards.
  • Lead the planning and take an active role in the periodic project review for I-CREATE with the sub-county managers giving feedback on both technical and financial progress.
  • Lead in the development of the project reports both internal and donor reports.
  • Support the sub-county and county manager in planning and participation in the coordination process at sub-county and County level including C/NTF, multi-sector platforms, etc.
  • Take a lead role in providing technical support for IMAM surge in the County ensuring timely update of the dashboard and initiation of early action when situation deteriorates as well as coordination at County level.
  • Support the senior manager in the development of SBCC strategy at County level.

Monitoring

  • Monitor the programme against objectives outlined in the programme plan and international standards.
  • Support the team in the review and regularly update of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, procurement plans, M & E plans, and work plans guiding all programme implementation and ensure this is used by the project teams to monitor project progress towards completion.
  • Conduct field visit to monitor the delivery of quality intervention.
  • Focal person for M&E aspect of the program
  • Ensure adherence to the donor rules and regulations in the implementation of project.
  • Reporting
  • Supports the documentation of project activities, achievements and challenges in regular internal reports and also ensures that external reporting obligations are met

  • Lead the review and compilation of monthly/quarterly reports, provide quality input to the project donor reports and perform monthly analysis of program performance Budget management

  • Lead in the drafting of I-CREATE costed work plan/budget, monitoring expenditure and provide updates for decision making.

Advocacy, evidence generation and policy development

  • Participate and represent Concern in key donor and other stakeholder meetings on Nutrition and WASH at the County levels including PREG County meetings.
  • Participate and provide technical inputs in the development and contextualization of the County CHS policy.
  • Lead in the development of project briefs for I-CREATE at least once a quarter including lessons learnt and success stories.

Program development

  • Contribute to the development of programme strategies and new project proposals as necessary

Others

  • Responding To Emergencies Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary.

Program Participant Protection Policy:

  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Program Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct
  • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Program Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organizations 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 program (as per P4 section 6)

Accountability

  • Promote and ensure compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and quality criteria
  • Ensure that all staff are familiar with the principles underpinning accountability, safeguarding and Concern's Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) and ensure that information about Concern's commitments on accountability and safeguarding are disseminated among programme participants and communities
  • Ensure that the Complaint Response Mechanisms (CRM) is functional, effectively implemented and accessible in all programmes' locations, enabling safe reporting of both programmatic and sensitive complaints, including safeguarding concerns
  • Ensure that complaints are welcomed, managed and responded to in a timely, fair and appropriate manner; ensure that sensitive complaints, including safeguarding concerns, are handled with utmost confidentiality and that the safety of the complainants and those affected is prioritised at all stages.

Job Specification:

  • Managerial skills; resourceful and adaptable work approach; creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • BSc in Nutrition, Public Health, Global health or other related health field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in H&N program design and implementation.
  • Experience of working with NGOs in insecure areas and working through and with government systems.
  • Proven initiative in developing new programmes.
  • Practical construction skills and an interest in low cost and local materials and techniques.
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian ethics.
  • Experience in working with sphere standards in closed and open settings.

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 job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. 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 work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering 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: www.concern.net

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, a detailed cv with three referees with ”**Manager Health and Nutrition - Marsabit ”** on the reference line to nairobi.hr@concern.net on or before 21st May 2021**.** Only shortlisted qualified candidates will be notified.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application



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