Health Specialist Job Placement – Food for the Hungry (FH)

Job Title:     Health Specialist
Organisation: Food for the
Hungry (FH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program Director
About FH:
Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian international relief and
development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH’s
primary goal is to respond to development needs and complex humanitarian
emergencies. FH is currently operating programs in more than 26 countries and has
national offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Korea, United States of
America and Japan. In Uganda, FH is operational in the communities of Pader,
Kitgum, Lamwo, Agago, Kole, Kween, Mbale, and Mukono Districts implementing
programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and livelihoods;
Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located it
Job Summary: The Health
Specialist will support FH Uganda Program in the provision of technical and
programmatic project management, representation and monitoring of Health and
Nutrition sector within FH multi-sector development programs and projects that
are consistent with the 2015-2020 Strategy; and to collaborate with other
sectors to develop integrated programming.
Key Duties and
Technical Quality (60%)
Provide technical leadership and direction for
all Health and Nutrition activities; define and implement activities to achieve
the greatest coverage and impact possible. This includes providing technical
guidance on contextually-appropriate methodologies for delivering Health and
Nutrition activities.
The incumbent will integrate behavior change and
adult learning methodologies into Health and Nutrition programming and model
them in interactions with other staff.
Offers technical training and support to all
Multi-Sector Transformation Promoters in promoting Health and Nutrition
activities in the community for their adoption and practice.
Prepares and updates Health and Nutrition
reports and report systems in coordination with the M&E Coordinator and
ensures timely submission.
Ensures monitoring and evaluation activities for
Health and Nutrition are carried out and appropriate corrective/preventative
actions are implemented in coordination with the M&E Coordinator
Establishes, coordinates, and maintains
relationships with different Health and Nutrition stakeholders at international
and national level.
Prepares Health and Nutrition proposals in
coordination with relevant staff at the local and national level.
Actively participate in development and
implementation of Health and Nutrition sector systems that will support the
organization’s efforts to monitor and evaluate its Health and Nutrition
Ensure that ethical and sound data collection
and information management systems are in place for appropriate program
analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy in line with the overall program M&E.
Take part in the design and implementation of
baseline, needs assessments and impact evaluations as well as monitoring
program progress to ensure donor compliance and program quality.
Ensure regular communication with the Program
Management Team within FH Uganda, and headquarters-based Technical Advisors for
Health and Nutrition to integrate appropriate technical unit priorities in
program design and implementation.
Program Management (30%)
Manage the effective implementation of the
Health and Nutrition program.
Work in liaison with the Program Management Team
on developing sound implementation plans, budgets, and spending plans to
successfully implement the Health and Nutrition component within this sectors’
Use tracking and monitoring tools to ensure
program implementation is on track and of highest quality.
Staff Development (5%)
Maintain open and professional relations with
team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and
guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
Assist with and as necessary lead the
recruitment of Health and Nutrition staff, in coordination with FH Uganda human
resources and senior management, and headquarters’ technical units.
Mentor and build capacity of health and
nutrition staff in sector-related skills.
External Relations (5%)
Support the Program Director with representation
to the government at national level, helping to ensure constructive working
relationships are maintained to allow expansion and growth of FH Uganda
transformation development in the province.
Work in close conjunction with the Program
Director and other staff, represent FH Uganda at the national level to other
NGOs, and visitors ensuring coordination and attendance at relevant interagency
technical, and security coordination networks as necessary.
Seek out donor opportunities in line with Health
and Nutrition strategy and priorities.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Food for the Hungry (FH) Health
Specialist job opportunity must hold an Advanced degree in Public Health,
Nutrition or related sciences from accredited university. A post graduate
diploma in project management is an added advantage.
A minimum of five years of previous experience
in health and nutrition programming.
Experience developing proposals in the health,
public health and or nutrition.
Previous experience in mainstreaming gender,
environment, peacebuilding, disability and or institutional development (INGO
and government).
Experience working with Government and other
partners (Multi-lateral Agencies, private donors).
Have a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus
Has thorough understanding of development and/or
Has a strong aptitude for organizational change,
participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning, team building
Is interested in the growth and well-being of
the staff
Strong people-management and leadership skills
Proven experience in managing donor
relationships including private donors
Ability to represent the Agency in high-level
meetings with donors, local Church and local government.
Commitment to accountability to beneficiaries
and transparency, showing dignity and respect, and demonstrating listening and
Proven Ministry and church planting /
development experience
Excellent communication skills and writing
Team player
Training and mentoring skills
Computer skills: demonstrates proficiency in
computer applications including use of Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes,
intranet and internet, and various software applications and databases commonly
used in the work space.
Proven leadership and strategic planning
capabilities with demonstrated budget management ability.
Knowledge of all regulatory, contractual, legal
and financial compliance requirements associated with international donor
Willingness to travel to the field and
occasionally at field sites with rustic conditions and various levels of
Good Office Suite skills
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from groups of manager’s clients, customers, and the
general public.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV and
cover letter with three  work-related
referees including the most recent or current employer to the address or via
e-mail to:
Deadline: 2nd December 2016 by
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