Job Title: Nutrition Technical Specialist
Reports to: Project Lead NAWIRI
Liaises with: County Health, Nutrition, and WASH Technical leads,
Direct Reports: None
Job Location: Nairobi ( with 50% travel to the field ) ( Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application)
Contract Details: Two years renewable
The incumbent is responsible to support coordination, program quality, technical guidance, planning, management and implementation of the Health, Nutrition and WASH program. The specialist will closely support the team and liaise with other functional managers to ensure day to day activities are implemented within the established framework for the project, timescales, budget and quality. S/he will continually monitor all aspects of project performance by instituting the use of necessary project management processes and tools.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Support the health and nutrition team to coordinate health and nutrition interventions.
- Participate in the development of annual programme proposal and work plans in coordination with the County Health and Nutrition teams.
- Support in preparation of programme proposals for submission to donors for funding.
- Prepare high quality and timely reports for Concern and donors (quarterly and annual) and other reports as required.
- Support field teams on effective and quality programme management and implementation.
- Ensure that the project adheres to Concern’s essential standards on project management and well as in line with donor requirements.
- Focal person for WASH programing and supporting the H&N head in Nutrition programing.
- Provide technical support to staff and oversee capacity building of MoH, partner agency and staff members to promote delivery of quality nutrition services
- Technical support in the implementation innovative approaches including IMAM surge and pilots, Family MUAC approaches etc.
- Monitor the programme against objectives outlined in the programme plan and international standards.
- Support the team in the review and regular 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.
- Technical support in planning, coordination and implementation on assessments, surveys and evaluations.
- 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 quarterly reports, donor reports
- Monthly analysis of performance of the program
- Participation in national nutrition meetings; ENAC, Capacity working group, ACSM WG, SUN
Responding to Emergencies:
- Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
- Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies:
- Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies
- Supporting and promoting the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to the team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and being committed to providing a safe working environment
- 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 CRM is functional, effectively implemented and accessible in all programme 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 prioritized at all stages
- BSc in Nutrition or related field (Masters in Public health or related field is an added advantage)
- At least seven (7) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming with experience of nutrition and health system strengthening in both a development and emergency context. Two (2) years’ experience in a management position
- Proven success partnering with the Ministry of Health and extensive collaboration and networking with NGOs
- Good understanding of cross cutting issues-gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health/nutrition programmes
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking, coordination and leadership skills Proficiency in the use of computer applications
Concern has an organizational 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 organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization 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