09 August 2017

Fresher Project Officer - Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival NGO Jobs - ChildFund International

Organisation: ChildFund International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager – Health

About US:
For over seventy years globally, ChildFund International has been providing help to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

About Project:
ChildFund Uganda intends to implement a three year maternal, new born and child survival project in 4 sub counties in Busia District. The purpose of the project is to increase availability, access and utilization of high quality health services both at community and health facilities. This will be done by improving access and quality of ECD services and strengthening health systems both at community and health facility.

Job Summary: The Project Officer - Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival will steer the training and mentoring of community health volunteers in the project Area and facilitate health care quality improvement initiatives at health facility and community level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will prepare project Work plans and budgets.
  • Take lead in the training and mentoring of community health volunteers in the Project Area.
  • Build and strengthen linkages between communities and health facilities.
  • Facilitate health care quality improvement initiatives at health facility and community levels.
  • Coordinate the Project activities with other stakeholders, local Government leaders and other non -Government organizations within and outside the district.
  • Prepare activity, quarterly and annual project reports
  • Document promising practices including writing case stories, project briefs and other communication materials.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ChildFund Project Officer - Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival job opportunity should preferably hold a medical background with at least a diploma in Midwifery (Registered Midwife) or Clinical medicine and other Community health.
  • Additional training in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • The applicant must be registered with the relevant professional council.
  • At least two years’ experience in implementing community health projects
  • Computer Knowledge and skills in the use of MS Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill
  • Willingness to work in a rural community.
  • Ability to ride or willingness to learn how to ride a motorcycle.
  • Knowledge of the local context is desirable as he/she will constantly interface with the community members.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The Country Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: ugandahr@childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 15th August 2017

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