PURPOSE OF POSITION
To Provide technical leadership and coordination of Health and Nutrition interventions in Eastern cluster to ensure realization of our strategy and promise
End Results Expected
Ensure work plan for all AP within the cluster are reflected in national strategy for health and nutrition
Develop systems and processes to support area programs to have common health and nutrition approaches
Prepare work plans for Health and Nutrition interventions for every AP within the Cluster
Ensure projects within the cluster and work plan from area program are aligned with WVT and regional strategy, and H&N TA
Work closely with health and nutrition team leader to Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health and nutrition program implementation
Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to area program and project in implementation of health and nutrition intervention/activity
Conduct field visits to ensure area programs and project/s staffs are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary health and nutrition work tools
All work plan and implementation are aligned with H&N strategy
Work with cluster manager to conduct Assessment of H&N staff capacities/ competencies
Communicate capacity building needs and develop H&N staff capacity building plans with health and nutrition team leader
Facilitate capacity building of staff on health and nutrition technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, technical backstopping.
Assist in capacity building of local government, CBOs,CPGs, Church/FBOs, CCCs and other community groups
Cluster has a capacity building plan and have technically skilled staff who are equipped to perform their jobs
Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management
Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories.
Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learnings and best practice
There is documentation of proven practice and learnings which can be scaled up in programs
Implementation of evidence based learnings translates into improved programming impact on health and nutrition initiatives
Review technically all monthly and quarterly reports from APs before submission to NO for consolidation
High quality monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health intervention/activities to ensure quality implementation
Provide supportive supervision to field staff for health and nutrition activities implementation
Work closely with cluster DME in designing, redesigning and elaborating log frames for H&N programming
Ensure standardization of H&N indicators and project models across areas program and project within the cluster
Links with national HMIS (health management information systems)
APs and Grants implementation meet technical H&N requirements.
H&N program implementation meets standards
Networking, Partnering, and External Representation
Ensure WVT is prominent actor at regional/ District health management teams
Represent WVT at external workshops, technical forums, etc, engaging with region and district and other health and nutrition partners
Strengthen partnership with health and nutrition partners within the cluster
Maintain situational awareness of actual and potential hazards before, during and after a disaster or public health emergency
Understand the early warning and response mechanisms at regional/national level and local government engagement
Collaborate cross-sectorally in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
Provide technical input into emergency response work, if necessary
Guide community hazard vulnerability analysis in area of health and nutrition
Solve problems under emergency conditions
Cluster is adequately prepared for potential public health emergencies
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
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Degree in Human Nutrition, Social sciences, Medical Doctor and Other Heath related sciences. Master’s in Public Health is added advantage with at least
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5 years practical experience in health and nutrition programming with a reputable organization
A deep knowledge of the health and nutrition issues that affect the country, with significant H&N experience in the country
Knowledge and skills in health data management/monitoring & evaluation
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Good communication skills
Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
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Basic Computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point)
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