Programa publicado por: Kissito Healthcare International
Publicado el: 20/02/2013
Kissito Healthcare International (KHI) is looking for a dynamic and self-driven individual for the Programs Manager for its operations in Somalia. KHI develops and delivers low-cost, high impact, innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world. KHI currently has active programs in Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan with a focus on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Research and Intervention in Childhood Disease; Nutrition and Acute Malnutrition Management; and Health Sector Strengthening, Integration and Capacity Building. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and Garowe, Somalia.
The Programs Manager reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Programs Manager Nutrition Coordinator will assist in the ongoing management, continuing development, and daily supervision of all activities under KHI's Nutrition and Health objectives. The Programs Manager will support the Response Team leader on the planning and implementation of associated activities in community therapeutic care, SFP, OTP, nutrition education, capacity building and training, supply management, standardization of primary Nutrition services, protection Nutrition activities, collaboration with village health committees and with Ministry of Health and international humanitarian Nutrition actors.
·To establish strong Links with Ministry of Health at federal and regional level
·To identify areas to facilitate implementation of Nutrition program with the MoH, Ministry of Local Government and other main stakeholders.
·To meet with different stakeholders from civil society and government to assess the current situation in the region as well as review literature
available on the care practices and Health context.
·To conduct community assessments to identify critical requirements for program interventions with a particular focus on IDPs, children, women,
and vulnerable populations.
·To promote and work to expand community capacity on Nutrition, with sensitivity to the political and cultural context; maintains a positive and
constructive relationship with the local Ministry of Health and Village Nutrition Committees.
·To develop Nutrition activities, with emphasis on response to perceived needs indicated by communities and beneficiaries.
·To plan and implement emergency interventions in beneficiary communities as needed.
·To plan and conduct community sensitization with key informants and other main communication channels. Assess needs in the identified
locations with local authorities and health personnel (HR, materials, training, and rehabilitation).
·To design overall Nutrition program implementation plan and conduct a baseline visit to all health facilities integrating Nutrition Program and
evaluate training needs based on findings.
·To provide ongoing technical supervision and on the job training to health facility staff implementing Nutrition program for continuous quality
·To conduct surveys for each program area integrating the Nutrition Program.
·To facilitate a peer review on different approaches implemented in the region for Health & Nutrition Program.
·To set up a monitoring and training system for Nutrition Program activities in the region.
·To conduct and design Nutrition activities with the utmost sensitivity for the safety and well-being of beneficiaries and national staff and with
regard to the political context.
·To provide capacity-building for national staff: technical support, organizing training, and preparing a training schedule for Nutrition staff.
·To work with Nutrition Coordinator to provide input for all Nutrition and Nutrition-inclusive proposals, reports, assessments, and research in
consultation with the Senior Management Team, Country Office, and Headquarters.
·To analyze, compile and report on the data collected.
·To define an integrated prevention strategy within Health & Nutrition program areas of operation and formulate proposal for submission to
·Advanced degree in Public Health (MPH), International Development or other closely related field.
·Minimum four (4) years humanitarian or development experience, including significant work in managing humanitarian programs in emergency
or humanitarian contexts.
·Excellent interpersonal, organizational, project planning, communication and time management skills.
·Strong understanding of humanitarian principles, emergency program management, and security management in high risk environments.
·Demonstrated knowledge of project implementation experience and budget management experience.
·Has a clear understanding on policies involving the humanitarian action in the country.
·Proven skills in assessment to determine knowledge, behaviors, and skills of community/population to design most appropriate and effective
evidenced based interventions and materials.
·Is knowledgeable of relevant national and regional guidelines pertaining to malnutrition, WASH, HSS and National Health Policies.
·Exceptional ability to work independently and autonomously.
·Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with partners, staff, and colleagues with a high level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
·Demonstrated ability to monitor and document observed activities.
·Demonstrated ability to write clear and accurate reports.
·Demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively with many partners.
·Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong general computer skills.
·Knowledge of data and evaluation systems.
·Knowledge of different local languages and cultures is a plus.
·English fluency is substantial enough so as to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
All applications for this position should be sent to Sam.Rasoul@kissito.org. Please include your CV, minimum salary expectations & salary history, cover letter, and references. KHI provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.