World Vision Uganda Jobs – Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Specialist

Reports to: Associate Director, Health and HIV/AIDS
Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About World Vision Uganda:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 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.” We are now seeking for qualified persons willing to share in our vision to join the team in the following role.
Job Summary: To provide technical support and coordination of maternal and child health programs in the National Office and Area Development Programmes (ADPs) to ensure alignment with Ministry of Health (MOH) maternal and child survival strategies focusing on implementing key intervention models and program packages for community based maternal and child health interventions in Uganda.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         To support strategy development and priority setting for maternal and child health interventions in World Vision Uganda (WVU)
·         Build a coalition with World Vision Uganda partners for capacity building of National Maternal and Child Health (MCH)/Nutrition Managers/ Coordinators and to assist them in developing high quality maternal and child health nutrition programs.
·         Work in cooperation with the maternal and child health programme at MOH to ensure that their objectives are translated and met by the World Vision Uganda (WVU) supported districts.
·         Assist WVU supported districts and WVU supported NGOs, Faith Based Organisations (FBOSs) to plan, scale up and strengthen community and facility based maternal and child health prevention and treatment services.
·         Provide technical Assistance to ADPs/ Clusters in conducting situation analysis, baseline survey and program design pertaining to MCH programs.
·         Support the formulation and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework for MCH programs in the Country.
·         Work with WVU partners to design and effectively use information, education and communication (IEC) materials in promoting maternal and child health at national and community level.
·         Liaise with other sectors to ensure that MCH outcomes are integrated across sectors and programming
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), nutrition and / or health related discipline.
·         A minimum of 3 years experience in managing maternal, child health and nutrition programs or projects
·         A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
·         Must have strong organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams across the organisation
·         Excellent skills required in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
·         Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures
·         Must be creative individual with strong sense of vision, commitment and priorities
How to apply:
Qualified candidates may submit their application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to . Please address the application to the People and Culture Manager and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
(Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply)
We do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, only short listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 27th February, 2013
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