World Vision Uganda Jobs – Project Coordinator – MHealth

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.”
About
MHealth Project:
MHealth
is an intervention in public health that is most commonly used in reference to
using mobile communication devices. The mHealth field has emerged as a
sub-segment of eHealth, the use of information and communication technology
(ICT) such as computers, mobile phones, communications satellite, patient
monitors, etc., for health services and information. MHealth applications
include the use of mobile devices in collecting community and clinical health
data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners and other actors in
the health sectors.



Job
Summary:
To provide
leadership in all mhealth interventions for World vision Uganda and ensure that
roll out of projects using mhealth technology are compliant to the ICT laws and
regulations of the country and are compatible to the global IT standards of
World Vision.



Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.       Project Management
·        
Take
the lead in the roll out of mhealth projects in World Vision Uganda by ensuring
that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective
technologies.
·        
Provide
necessary technical guidance to project implementation during the course of the
project
·        
Manage,
supervise and build capacity of mhealth staff. Monitoring, Reporting and
Evaluation
·        
Ensure
that all mhealth and other related deliverables are achieved according to the
detailed implementation plan.
·        
To
work with the Program office in the preparation of quality project reports and
ensuring that they are submitted on time to support offices and donors.
·        
Work
with health staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline
surveys and evaluation of project
2.      Documentation, Research and Learning
·        
Generate
relevant reports from mhealth systems and ensure that mhealth stakeholder have
access to information.
·        
Documentation
of best practices and success stories in the application of mhealth
interventions.
·        
Identify
innovative trends and new technologies that can be applied or used in WV health
programming.
·        
Contribute
to the testing, appraisal, eventual promotion and adoption of innovative ICT4D
applications within WVU and among WVU partner organizations;
3.      Capacity Building: Provide or create venues for learning
for other WV staff to learn and apply Mhealth in programming by conducting mhealth
trainings and exhibitions.
4.      Partnership Development: Liaise with development agencies and
partners on collaborative work related to mhealth and other initiatives



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
A
university degree in IT or related field with further training in computer
programming and IT project management approaches.
·        
2-3
years of relevant professional experience in the mhealth domain as well as
exposure to the full project cycle (i.e., programming, project processing to
project administration);
·        
International
NGO experience or in communications industry will be an advantage.
·        
Experienced
and having keen interest in mhealth in the contexts of Uganda/East Africa.
·        
Proficient
in the use of a range of innovative technologies. These may include mobile or
PC-based ICTs, phone (SMS) and SMS to web technologies and broadcasting.
·        
Eager
to discover and explore mhealth application appropriate to WVU working
contexts.
·        
Experience
in the integration of new technologies in development programs like health,
education, water and sanitation with an intention of improving the well being
of children.
·        
Experienced
team worker.
·        
Encourages
cooperation within and between teams and promotes the value of diversity in
teams, such as in different views, culture, nationality, and gender.
·        
A
mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
How
to apply:
Qualified candidates may
submit their application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to wvujobs@wvi.org . 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:
3rd April 2013
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