Job Title: Health Technical Program Officer
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Technical Program Manager - Health
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Health Technical Program Officer will actively contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing the health and nutrition programme in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Planning and Implementation:
- Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the Health national office strategy
- Ensure that Cluster Health project activities are integrated with other sectors and with the District development plan
- Supervise and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster health projects
- Ensure quality in the roll out of the health project models ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans
- Coordinate Cluster health projects being implemented by partners and technical resource persons.
- Initiate and participate in health district Advocacy initiatives
- Work closely with the National office health technical specialists for quality implementation of health projects.
- Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in health projects.
- Work with CSDO to ensure Registered Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health programme interventions.
Technical Support and Training:
- Identify local level capacity needs and support capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve the quality of education
- Participate in development /adaption of training curriculum/manuals for implementation in the program area
- Support cluster /ADP teams with Break down structures for difference models
- In charge of the mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on health models
- Provide mentoring and coaching to district and community health technical personnel to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.
- Identify technical experts to train district and community groups
- Work closely with the National Office technical specialists on staff capacity building in health programming
Partnership and Networking:
- Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.
- Participate and represent WVU in key donor engagements and technical working forums at district, region and National level when applicable
- Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Cluster health programming.
- Work closely with District initiatives through the District Health Office
Research, Documentation and Evidence building:
- Effectively document all information related to project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.
- Responsible for capturing child well-being indicators related to health projects in the cluster
- Ensure identification of research areas, conduct research and document learnings
- Spear head the Cluster health in output & outcome monitoring processes
- Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of health projects and interventions.
- Track and manage budgets allocated for the projects across assigned APs
- Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports
- Participant in Cluster management meetings and reflection forums
- Support implementation of grants and PNs in area of operation
- Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support health programme interventions.
- Participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other donors
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The prospective World Vision Health Technical Program Officer employee should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public health, Nutrition & Human Medicine
- A minimum of five years of practical experience in Public health programming including HIV/AIDS with a reputable organization, three of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- Good training facilitation and coordination skills
- Previous experience in development of Proposals/concept papers development for fund raising
- Excellent Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Prior exposure and experience in conducting Needs assessment and report writing
- You must be able to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean riders permit-class A.
- Highly motivated to achieve quality results and service
- Demonstrated accountability and integrity
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Good team player
- Ability to work with communities
- Willingness to stay upcountry
NB: This vacancy is open to Ugandan nationals only.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 4th July, 2016
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