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World Vision Uganda Jobs - Project Manager

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organisation:  World Vision Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
Project:                    East Africa Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project
Duty Station:          Kitgum, Uganda

About WVU:
World Vision Uganda (WVU) 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 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.”

Job Summary: The Project Manager will provide overall leadership and management of the MNCH project in line with Ministry of Health and World Vision International global programming policies and guidelines.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Identify and build strategic networks with other actors to support the district in implementation of MNCH strategies including Malaria and Nutrition programming, community systems strengthening and Health Advocacy
  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the development of project designs and Annual Operation Plans of EAMNCH project and technical advice to other nutrition projects
  • Work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH and nutrition
  • Representation and advocacy for World Vision and other MNCH/nutrition programming at National Level forums
  • Work with line World Vision staff and district partners to technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches in the EAMNCH proposal to facilitate implementation of key activities.
  • Strengthen the Internal coordination with other World Vision projects in the district such as HIV/AIDS, Food security and WASH
  • Provide technical guidance to the field team and monitor implementation of MNCH activities
  • Ensure World Vision’s institutional learning and experiences in MNCH activities feed into EAMNCH’s program development and vice versa.
  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting, incompliance with agreed standards
  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation.
  • Manage project finances and assets
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree in Nursing, Environmental Health, Public Health or any related discipline.
  • Has experience in  and an in-depth understanding of working with the Ministry of Health and Local Governments
  • At least 3 years of technical health project management experience in nutrition programming, preferably focused on maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Has experience in working with communities with good knowledge of Public Health System and structures
  • Strong policy analysis and advocating skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a facilitative and participative approach. 
  • Superior communication skills – ability to coordinate people at all levels – government partners, donors, communities and staff with diplomacy, tact and collaboration.
  • Good budget management skills 
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
How to apply:
All interested job applicants should submit their applications 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.

Deadline: Friday 17th May, 2013

(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.

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