World Vision NGO Jobs – MCHN Officer

Job Title:  MCHN Officer
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  MCHN
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
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 World Vision MCHN Officer will provide
leadership to community development assistants in planning and follow through
the implementation of agreed upon MNCH strategies and maximize integration of
synergies as project is implemented
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Project Management and
  • Initiate and work with line WV staff and
    district partners to technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches
    included in the GHG proposal to facilitate implementation of key
    activities in the project work plan.
  • Work in liaison with the MCHN coordinator and
    the BCC specialist to define areas of MNCH and facilitate their
    integration in GHG MCHN and WASH programming.
2. Project Monitoring and
  • Build Coalition with other actors to support
    districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including the Malaria and
    Nutrition programming, community systems strengthening and Health Advocacy
  • Working with districts, conducts support supervision
    in the GHG districts and provide technical assistance to ADPS implementing
    MNCH activities.
  • Ensure World Visions institutional learning
    and experiences in MNCH activities feed into GHGs program development
3. Manage project
finances and asset in line with WV policy:
supervise of community development assistance using performance based
management approach
4. Network and
  • The applicant will identify and build
    strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with other
    actors to support districts in planning and implementation of MNCH
    strategies including the Malaria and Nutrition programming, community
    systems strengthening and Health Advocacy
  • Timely submission of quality weekly and end
    of month reports
  • Compile and submit the most significant
    stories of the project on monthly basis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision MNCH
    Officer vacancy should hold a Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health
    or any related discipline.
  • Past exposure and experience in working with
    the Ministry of Health and has in-depth understanding of the workings of
    the Ministry of Health and Local Governments
  • A minimum of two or more years of technical
    health project management experience in programming, preferably focused on
    maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Past experience in working with communities
    with good knowledge of Public Health System and structures
  • Strong policy analysis and advocating skills
  • Proven 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 and collaboration.
  • Appreciation of gender related issues
  • Good budget management skills
  • Be a mature Christian, able to stand above
    denominational diversities
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
NB: 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: 11th March, 2016

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