Job Title: Officer, Health and Nutrition
Reports to: Manager, Health & Nutrition
Job Location: North Horr Sub County, Marsabit County (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application – National Position)
Contract Details: Fixed Term One (1) Year Contract, subject to availability of funds and performance
Job summary :
The project Officer- Health and Nutrition will be responsible for implementing the High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI), Integrated Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM), Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), Nutrition Sensitive Activities and Strategies based on the approved Concern Worldwide work plan. He/she will also assist the Sub county government(s) to implement the county nutrition action plan.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Support the Sub county level in implementing the High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI/IMAM/CMAM ) in the respective Sub County(s).
- Provide technical assistance to Sub County in the implementation of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and Baby Friendly Community Initiative(BFCI) using Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) approach
- Conducting joint facility supervision visits with county nutrition coordinator on inventory management and nutrition service data transcription and reporting practices
- Assist community units conduct demonstrations on food preparation at household level, strategies on diet diversity; also conduct health talks to mother to mother support groups and caregivers of children on basic food safety and WASH
- Implement and monitor progress of approved relevant nutrition sensitive activities contextualized to specific communities
- Prepare progress reports for all activities based on indicators identified in the performance monitoring plan
- Assist Sub County Coordination forum secretariat to organize, document and share key outcomes of these meetings
- Provide technical assistance to Sub County on quantification of nutrition commodities to ensure planning and effective management of nutrition commodities
- In consultation with Health and Nutrition Manager, act as a technical resource for county on issues relation to nutrition and respond to requests for technical information and assistance on nutrition
- Provide periodic reports on the health and nutrition project activities at the community level.
- Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E.
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
- In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
- actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
- work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
- work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- A Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, or other Health Sciences or related course.
- At least three (3) years’ experience in implementing projects in a similar role.
- Experience working in implementing Baby friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).
- Strong written and oral communication, good computing and report writing skills.
- Fluency in both spoken and written language in English and Kiswahili.
- Computer literacy with good Excel, MS Word, Outlook, and Power Point skills.
- Aware of self and adapts and uses abilities to work well with others.
- Systematically develops plans, makes clear, informed and timely decisions.
- Acts to inspire others, supports them to achieve excellent results.
- Engages with others inside and outside the organisation, gathers and shares a wider knowledge of issues relevant to Concern’s work
- Focused on continual improvement; seeks out, develops and successfully implements new ideas
**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
How to apply
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of the email as “Officer, Health and Nutrition on or before Thursday 24th February 2022″.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
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