Maternal New Born Child Health (MNCH Specialist) NGO Careers - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Associate Director Health and HIV
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
World 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 Maternal New Born and Child Health (MNCH) Specialist will provide subject matter expertise on nutrition in health and WASH programming in line with WVU NO strategy and the health and nutrition technical program 2016 – 2020 with specific focus on sub-objective 2 (Access to and Utilization of essential RMNCH services). The incumbent will also provide technical support and capacity building for staff and partners in the WVU health and nutrition sector and to network with various stakeholders in order to achieve the WVU strategic objective of improved health and nutrition of children under five and women of reproductive age.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical support provided during the design, implementation and evaluation of RMNCAH projects and AP RMNCAH programs.
  • Oversee the development of concepts and proposals to mobilize resources for RMNCAH interventions. Ensure technical soundness and integration of evidence based practice in proposal documents
  • Capacity of staff and implementing partners in the use of evidence based technical models and methods for program implementation and monitoring developed with emphasis on timed and targeted counseling, Channels of Hope, Parent Support groups, Citizen Voice and Action (CVA), ICCM and the expanded prevention model.
  • Relevant networks, advocacy coalitions and policy forums established/ engaged with to inform and influence from WVU’s experience and to enhance organizational learning
  • Needs assessments, surveys and researches related to RMNCAH programming facilitated
  • Provide technical support provided during strategy development for new or long-term or additional interventions
  • Prepare guidelines and tools for design, implementation and monitoring of RMNCAH interventions including training materials and appropriate IEC materials for use in Behavior Change Communication designed, acquired or adapted and disseminated to assist in achieving the goals and objectives of national health and nutrition technical program
  • In charge of the implementation of RMNCAH interventions closely monitored to ensure adherence to WHO standards, National policy guidelines and WVU strategic direction
  • Robust internal linkages with other sub-sectors/sectors including WASH, Food Security, Child Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction strengthened so as to foster:
  • Integration in planning and implementation of field based programs and projects
  • Integrated responses to emergencies and disasters
  • Ensure routine reports are compiled and submitted to the Technical Program Manager – Health on monthly, quarterly and annual basis and ad hoc updates on RMNCAH provided as and when requested

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The prospective World Vision Maternal New Born Child Health (MNCH Specialist) employee should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a health related discipline such as community health, medicine, nursing or nutrition. Possession of a master’s degree in reproductive health or demography is an added advantage.
  • Trainers of Trainers qualifications in ttC, CoH-MNCH, ICCM, adolescent friendly services and training in reproductive health in emergencies would be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of previous experience in implementing Maternal and Child related interventions within health programs of large NGOs
  • Excellent facilitation and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer skills with ability to write technical reports, concepts and proposals.
  • The incumbent should be able to live by the World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

NB: This vacancy is open to Ugandan nationals only.

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: 4th June, 2016

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