Health & Nutrition EU Aid Volunteer Kenya

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Nairobi, Kenya
Company Information
Concern Worldwide

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative provides an opportunity to European citizens and long-term residents, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diversity of skills and professional experience, to get involved in humanitarian aid projects, support the provision of needs based humanitarian aid in third countries and engage in volunteering opportunities through deployment.

Concern are looking for talented people with a relevant technical skillset who are committed to long-term service in the humanitarian sector who can demonstrate an outstanding ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, remain positive, motivated and productive.

Position summary
The purpose of this role will be to provide assistance in the improvement of the quality of implementation of the health and nutrition programme in line with Concern’s policies as well as Global, National and Sub-national policies and guidelines.
Concern Kenya Country programme engages in long term development work, building resilience, responding to emergency situations, and seeking to address the root causes of poverty through our development, education and advocacy work. The Country programme has a vast experience in implementation of programs adopting an integrated approach with a view to building community resilience.

The Country Programme is currently implementing Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods, Education and Governance projects in Marsabit and Nairobi Counties through working with vulnerable communities and local partners to meet the needs of the poor. The Country programme is currently extending its operation to Turkana and Tana River Counties to implement Health and Nutrition and Livelihoods Projects. Concern has strong partnerships and has collaborated with various national institutions and relevant departments of the County and National government since 2011, employing a Systems strengthening approach as well as working with communities through a “community conversations” approach; Concern Kenya continues to support emergency preparedness initiatives as well as delivering effective emergency responses in the counties of operation.

Minimum Requirements: Required Skills and Experience
  • Masters level graduate in Public Health, Nutrition, Community Development, Medicine or any other field relevant to Health;
  • Demonstrated interest in public health, specifically maternal and child health and nutrition;
  • Proven previous experience working on issues related to maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition;
  • At least one year relevant experience in working on a related project, including design and implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);
  • Fluency and proficiency in English;
  • Ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful and proactive;
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working in a developing country or humanitarian context
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Experience in WASH (Water and Sanitation and Hygiene), agriculture or food security
  • Spoken and written French to a minimum B2 level on the common European Framework for Languages