Charity Jobs – Health Technical Program Officer at World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision
International
Reports to: Associate
Director Health
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
World Vision
International 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 program
in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1.
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
·        
Oversee 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
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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 closely with the CSDF to ensure Registered
Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health
program interventions.
2.
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
·        
Actively 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
3.
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
4.
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
·        
Oversee the Cluster health in output & outcome
monitoring processes
·        
Support processes of project baselines and
evaluation of health projects and interventions.
5.
Quality Implementation:
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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
6.
Resource Acquisition:
·        
Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for
resource acquisition to support health program 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 ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public health, Nutrition & Human Medicine
·        
At least five years 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
·        
Experience in development of Proposals/concept
papers development for fund raising
·        
Excellent Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
·        
Experience in conducting Needs assessment and report
writing
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: 22nd December, 2015

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