3 Project Officer Health NGO Job Positions – World Vision International  

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Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Project
Coordinator
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Health (PO-Health) is
the primary focal person responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring
and reporting of ICCM project activities in the project Area guided by the
health programe/ project goals, objectives and implementation framework. In
addition, s/he provides technical assistance to District Health office, Health
Facilities and communities to implement and monitor the ICCM activities in the
district. He/she is also responsible for establishing and strengthening good
coordination with government leadership structures including the entire
District Health Team (including the district health officer), the district
politicians and administrative structures as well as community structures like
the Community Health Extension Workers and other community local authorities
relevant to health. S/He ensures functional reporting and logistics supply
system of DHO/ DHT/ Health facility and community structures for quality and
timely service delivery of ICCM program. The PO-Health will organize, provide
oversight and facilitate events including logistical and technical support to
the planned project interventions ensuring compliance with World Vision
International financial and operational guidelines and procedures.
The specific role of
the PO – Health will be to strengthen the health system at district, community
and health facility level to enabling the efficient and effective delivery of
iCCM services. The Project officer will work towards strengthening the
performance and interconnectedness of the six-health system building blocks
identified by the World Health Organization: service delivery, health
workforce, strategic information, commodities, health financing, and leadership
and governance. He or she will provide high-quality technical assistance that
focuses on national priorities maximizes the effective use of available
resources and aligns to world Vision Internationals Vision, Mission, strategy
and identity as a Christian and Child focused organization.
The Project officer
will use a set of iCCM tools and techniques to support individuals, families,
communities and district resource persons irrespective of their level of
training, knowledge and skills enabling them to explore and strengthen their
ability to effectively work towards improved health outcomes. The scope of this
role includes one to one facilitation, supporting families and community groups
and building the capacity building of technical resource persons to achieve
sustainable ICCM outcomes. The role requires working with people of diverse
backgrounds and in a variety of community settings, including a person’s home
or neighborhood, Health facilities and local CBOs. To coordinate all project
activities at a cluster level and monitoring progress towards achievement of
targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Management
and technical support for quality project implementation
·       
Take the
lead in the roll out and implementation of the ICCM projects in the Project
area, ensuring the use of the most appropriate innovative and cost-effective
technologies.
·       
Provide
necessary technical guidance to technical resource persons, beneficiaries and
partners during the course of the project
·       
Manage,
and supervise all core interventions and activities within the implementation
plan
·       
Ensure
that all ICCM and other related deliverables are achieved according to the
detailed implementation plan
·       
Adequately
plan organize and facilitate meetings, trainings and workshop as per the
project implementation plans
·       
Support
health facility staff and community resource persons including community health
workers to ensure timely and accurate data recording/collection, reporting, and
use to improve service quality.
·       
Actively
participate in relevant monthly, quarterly, semimanual and annual review
meetings and workshops at all levels to provide technical support and feedback.
·       
Support
the Project Coordinator – ICCM in preparation of reports as per donor and SCI
requirement
·       
Keep
well informed and up to date as regards knowledge and approaches related to
implementation of iCCM activities at district, regional, national and global
level.
Monitoring,
Reporting and Evaluation
·       
Work
with project team in the program area to prepare a detailed Implementation Plan
(DIP), and phased budget of ICCM activities in their area of operation and
ensuring alignment to government/district priorities.
·       
Ensure
timely implementation of project activities and budget utilization as per DIP
and phased budget prepared for the project area/district
·       
Conduct
regular community field visits to support and monitor implementation of
activities as per the required standards
·       
Conduct
ongoing coaching and mentorship to health facilities and community structures
build capacity for improved quality of services
·       
Monitoring
and follow up progress of project interventions in project area.
·       
Support
both project and finance team to meet financial compliance of World Vision
International
·       
Work
with the Project coordinator to prepare quality project reports and ensure
timely submission to support offices and donors.
·       
Work
with health staff and the program development team in the roll out of baseline
surveys and evaluation of the project, on the required basis
·       
Oversee
the rollout of the ICCM data collection process at the community and health
facility level
Collaboration,
coordination and partnership Development
·       
Establish
and maintain good working relations with the DHO, ADHO, District Health Team,
Political and administrate government structures across levels, Health facility
leadership, staff and structures (HUMCs & COMMs), development partners,
cultural and religious leadership structures to support smooth implementation
of the project activities
·       
Establish
strong technical relations with the DHT including the DHO, ADHO, and all
stakeholders contributing to improved ICCM service quality to promote
multisectoral support for iCCM services.
·       
Establish
working relations with relevant stakeholders and partners and participate in
all district level coordination activities to address system gaps such as the
timely and quality supply of essential health commodities and materials of ICCM
services
·       
Establish
working relations with health facility and community structures to facilitate
technical support to health facilities, community health extensions workers,
pregnant women, postpartum mothers and the Most Vulnerable Children (MVCs)
·       
Liaise
with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to ICCM
and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in iCCM
and the mhealth landscape.
Occasional
Significant Duties
·       
Support
Development of annual work-plan, monitoring plan and procurement plans in close
coordination with respective team.
·       
Provide
support, as and when required to the Health team on activities related to the
other projects of the team.
·       
Support
to organize donor high level technical support and donor visits
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Project Officer Health job must hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Human Nutrition and Dietetics and or Food
Science technology, Social Sciences, Development studies and other related
studies.
·       
Master’s
Degree in Public Health is an added advantage Skills
·       
At least
two years’ experience in working in the area of Health, Nutrition, ICCM and
Health care.
·       
Knowledge
of the implementation of the VHT strategy and iCCM in the field
·       
Experience
in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and
structures
·       
Knowledge
of iCCM and MNCH methodologies and other related approaches
·       
Strong
interpersonal communication and counseling skills.
·       
Interpersonal
communication and coordination
·       
Ability
to work in remote, complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and
intense pressure to perform
·       
Proficiency
in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program directions
and result
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th March 2020

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