Officer Health and Nutrition – Temporary at Concern Worldwide

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Officer Health and Nutrition – Temporary at Concern Worldwide,

Officer Health and Nutrition – Temporary at Concern Worldwide

We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide began working in Kenya in May 2002 with the development of an urban programme in Nairobi.


Officer Health and Nutrition – Temporary

Job Summary:

The job holder, as part of the USAID BHA programme implementation team, will provide technical guidance as well as hands on support to the Sub County Health Management Team to strengthen their capacity and skills in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition interventions (HINI) through the integrated health systems strengthening approach and work with community groups to build their resilience and strengthen their knowledge and capacity in health and nutrition services and appropriate care taking.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to MoH on delivery of High Impact Nutrition intervention components at health facilities and when need be outreach sites;
  • Assist the Programme Manager to provide technical support to Caritas the local partner in the implementation of the project
  • Work with partners within Nawiri Consortium and other partners in Merti to implement work plans as agreed
  • In partnership with the Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) including the Sub County Medical Officer in charge of health (SCMOH), Sub County Public Health Nurse, Sub-County Nutrition Coordinator, Public Health Officers and the hospital nutritionist develop and implement monthly work plans for the Sub-county
  • Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E
  • Closely monitor the nutrition situation in the programme area
  • While working with the hospital nutritionist and the SCNO, support the rural health facilities to establish referral systems and create referral links for access to in-patient and other services beneficial to the beneficiaries not provided by the rural health facilities
  • Support with operationalizing of community Units and community mobilization activities plan trainings , routinely engage Community Health Volunteers and Community Health Assistants
  • Support with documentation of the programme implementation process to generate lesson learning as well as case studies
  • Participate in coordination of and data collection for, KBP, SMART and Coverage surveys to assesses the nutrition situation of the target population
  • Writing of monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports
  • Contribute significantly to the development of regular donor reports
  • Together with MOH and other partners involved in delivery of nutrition services in the Sub-County, conduct joint support supervision visits
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of MIYCN activities at the health facilities and at the community including BFCI and Family Muac approach among other interventions within Nawiri
  • Work closely with Sub County Nutritionist and CNC to ensure that all health facilities have adequate supplies of therapeutic commodities at all time.
  • Adhere to Concern and Nawiri M&E reporting system.


  • 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 measures 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 Nutrition and Dietetics or in Nursing with solid experience/background in Nutrition.
  • Strong clinical competence and knowledge of maternal and child health will be added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context.
  • Has KNDI licence.
  • An understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in any of the target counties is highly desirable
  • 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, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.
  • Proficient in Computer applications
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in local language/s skills is an added advantage.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
  • Energy to work long hours when needed and be out in the field all day
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Innovative, team player with an ability to work under pressure

Competencies required:

  • Good communication skills and can work well with others
  • Deliver results
  • Leadership skills
  • Creative and innovative and open minded to changes

Method of Application

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 “Officer Health and Nutrition – Merti” on or before Thursday, 3rd August 2023.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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