Health and Nutrition Project Manager Job at Terre des hommes (TDH)

Health and Nutrition Project Manager Job at Terre des hommes (TDH),

Health and Nutrition Project Manager Job at Terre des hommes (TDH)

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Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief agency. We are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable children. Children are the first to suffer in times of war, natural disasters and as a result of poverty. At Terre des hommes, our goal is to steadily improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children worldwide…

Health and Nutrition Project Manager

General description of the position:

  • To provide overall management, leadership, and technical support in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Garissa nutrition project.
  • Tdh will complement the Ministry of Health efforts to contribute to reduction in morbidity and mortality by early detection, referral and provision of appropriate treatment/management to severe malnourished children (6-59 months), pregnant and lactating women (PLW).
  • In complement, a WASH component will be integrated in the activities. The project will be implemented in three sub-counties in Garissa County: Dadaab, Garissa Township and Lagadera.
  • Tdh will work with Community Health Volunteers at community level, in health facilities staff and with Sub-County Health Teams to improve early detection, management, and referral of SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition) children.


Project Management

  • Oversee the implementation of the Garissa health and nutrition project and ensure that stated goals and objectives are met
  • Ensure the health and nutrition project is appropriately monitored and evaluated, and that quality reports (narrative & financial) are written and submitted in a timely manner
  • Prepare program work plans, budgets and manage grants in coordination with the Head of Programs and the Finance and Admin Coordinator and the Logistics Coordinator
  • Work with the field teams to ensure that the nutrition project is implemented in conformity with the Tdh programmatic approaches and standards
  • Provide accurate and regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records of the overall project activities
  • Work with the M&E team in the design and roll out of the baselines, midterm reviews and end line reviews
  • Work with the field team and M&E team to ensure that field experiences are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work

Financial Management

  • Work with project team to develop expenditure forecast and procurement plans to guide implementation of approved awards
  • Support the field teams in the implementation of the plans ensuring that donor rules and regulations are followed
  • Regular monitoring of the project budget to ensure budgets are spent on time and according to forecast
  • Review Budget vs. actual expenditure on a monthly basis with staff
  • Undertake grant and budget revisions in consultation with the Head of Program and the Finance and Admin Coordinator
  • Ensure best use of resources to benefit children’s


  • Engagement with communities and beneficiaries on project related issues.
  • Coordination with local authorities, national authorities, UN, on project related issues and other government departments; other NGOs, CBOs in Kenya on project related issues.
  • Represent Tdh to donor agencies as requested by the Head of Programs.
  • Actively participate at coordination meetings/working groups

Integration and support

  • Actively participate in integration and coordination of activities with Tdh’s other departments, particularly child protection activities.
  • Ensure the Tdh child Safeguarding Policy, Policy to prevent sexual exploitation and code of Conduct are both understood by staff and all partners and that they are being effectively implemented.


  • Prepare monthly reports for submission to the Head of Programs;
  • Ensure and quality donor reporting with the support of the Program Assistant, the M&E team and the Head of Programs

Human Resources

  • Directly line manage officers, set their performance objectives and routinely monitor these objectives.

New business development

  • Under the guidance of the Head of Programs, contribute to the development of new project ideas
  • Propose new project ideas, based on field needs.

Skills and Behaviour

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Tdh’s values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Tdh, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.
  • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations
  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Nursing public health or related fields. MA degree is added advantage.
  • Five years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and managing health and nutrition projects in INGOs at a similar budget level and with proven success for beneficiaries
  • Strong knowledge and experience of drought emergency response and relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills; MS Office, Epi-Info/SPSS, internet, Kobo
  • Knowledge of international development, and of relevant UN structures and institutions (UNICEF in particular)
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and the ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Excellent communication skills (written/spoken) for lobbying and media work, and awareness of political sensitivities
  • Demonstrable understanding of diversity issues and proven commitment to and evidence of promoting equity
  • Ability to work well and flexibly in hard-working teams, while also able to take initiative and work under pressure with limited supervision
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to build relationships and deliver outcomes across a range of contexts
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and a local language is essential

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying. Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for the application of this position is 29th October 2022.