Save the Children Health & Nutrition Programme Manager Jobs career in Mandera, Kenya 2013
Reports to: Area Programme Manager
Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.
Key Areas of Accountability:
- Acutely malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in the district are appropriated treated through SFP, OTP and SC services.
- The capacity of CHW’s in the district to identify and refer sick and malnourished and sick children and women is improved.
- Access to and the availability of essential preventative and curative primary health care services in your district is increased
- The target community in your district demonstrates improved knowledge, attitude and practices in key health and nutrition practices
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
- Degree in Medicine or Nutrition or Public Health. A masters degree in Public Health will be an added advantage
- At least 3 years relevant project management experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
- Several years progressively responsible project and personnel management experience
- Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of health and/or nutrition
- A good understanding of development issues and the policy context in the Pastoral areas and Kenya generally.
- Proven team and personnel management experience
- Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
- Experience of managing projects or programmes
- Experience in monitoring budgets
- Computer literate in word processing and excel packages
- An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context
- Masters or higher level qualification in relevant technical specialism
- Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located