Health & Nutrition Project Manager Job in Garissa, Kenya at Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Vacancy Announcement: Health & Nutrition Project Manager

Categories: ☒ Collaboration ☐ Advice ☐ Management

Function: Health & Nutrition

Job title: H & N Project Manager

Location: Garissa County

Reports to

(Hierarchically): Head of Programmes

Number of subordinates: 3

Position Grade: B

Working time in %: 100%

Starting date: 1st August 2019

Length: 6 months

Role Purpose: To provide overall management, leadership, and technical support in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Garissa nutrition project.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Head of Programs

Staff directly reporting to this post: Three nutrition officers

The project support the capacity of Garissa county Ministry of Health to implement national policies on health and nutrition. It includes rolling out of HiNi and the SURGE model and strengthening the IMS in nutrition. As part of the drought emergency declared by national government, Tdh will be scaling outreach activities bringing the total budget responsibility to close to 400,000 USD.

Key Areas of Accountability:

Project Management

  • Oversee the implementation of the Garissa nutrition project and ensure that stated goals and objectives are met
  • Ensure the nutrition project is appropriately monitored and evaluated, and that quality reports (narrative & financial) are written and submitted in a timely manner
  • Prepare program work plans, budgets and manage grants in coordination with the Head of Programs and the Finance and Admin Coordinator and the Logistics Coordinator
  • Work with the field teams to ensure that the nutrition project is implemented in conformity with the Tdh programmatic approaches and standards
  • Provide accurate and regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records of the overall project activities
  • Work with the MEAL personnel in the design and roll out of the baselines, midterm reviews and end line reviews
  • Work with the QMM team to promote the culture of learning and documentation so that lessons learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory and learning
  • Work with the field team and QMM team to ensure that field experiences are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work

Financial management

  • Work with project team to develop expenditure and procurement plans to guide implementation of approved awards
  • Support the field teams in the implementation of the plans ensuring that donor rules and regulations are followed
  • Regular monitoring of the project budget to ensure budgets are spent on time and according to forecast
  • Review Budget vs. actual expenditure on a monthly basis with staff
  • Undertake grant and budget revisions in consultation with the Head of Program and the Finance and Admin Director
  • Conduct budget development with the field teams
  • Ensure best use of resources to benefit children’s


  • Engagement with communities and beneficiaries on project related issues.
  • Coordination with local authorities, national authorities, UN, on project related issues and other government departments; other NGOs, CBOs in Kenya on project related issues.
  • Represent Tdh to donor agencies as requested by the Operations Director.
  • Actively participate at coordination meetings/working groups

Integration and support

  • Actively participate in integration and coordination of activities with Tdh’s other departments.
  • Ensure the Tdh child Safeguarding Policy, Policy to prevent sexual exploitation and code of Conduct are both understood by staff and all partners and that they are being effectively implemented.


  • Prepare monthly reports for submission to the Operations coordinator and HQ and donors

Human Resources

  • Directly line manage officers, set their performance objectives and routinely monitor these objectives.

New business development

  • Under the guidance of the Programs Coordinator, contribute to the development of new project ideas
  • Propose new project ideas, based on field needs.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Tdh’s 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 Tdh, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualifications and Experience

  • MPH or MA is Social Sciences with traceable nutrition experience
  • Five years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and managing health and nutrition projects in INGOs at a similar budget level and with proven success for beneficiaries
  • Strong knowledge and experience of drought emergency response and relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills; MS Office, Epi-Info/SPSS, internet, Kobo
  • Knowledge of international development, and of relevant UN structures and institutions (UNICEF in particular)
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and the ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Excellent communication skills (written/spoken) for lobbying and media work, and awareness of political sensitivities
  • Demonstrable understanding of diversity issues and proven commitment to and evidence of promoting equity
  • Ability to work well and flexibly in hard-working teams, while also able to take initiative and work under pressure with limited supervision
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to build relationships and deliver outcomes across a range of contexts
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and a local language is essential


  • Knowledge of the Garissa county context

Application modalities:

Interested candidates that fit the above requirements are requested to submit a covering letter & CV to by 12th July 2019 stating their daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse. Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Community Development, Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: July 8, 2019 — 9:54 am