Project Coordinator – MNCH Project NGO Careers – World Vision International

Job
Title:             Project Coordinator – MNCH
Project
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager
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 Project
Coordinator – MNCH Project will implement all project activities in the
designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the quality of the project in line
with Ministry of Health(MoH) and Donor related policies. This is a technical
Project Management position that requires a person with prior leadership
experience in the area of maternal newborn & child health and Nutrition and
HIV models and proven ability in advocacy management and leadership.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify
    and build strategic networks with other actors to support the districts in
    implementation of MNCH strategies including: Goal oriented ANC, HIV/AIDS,
    EmNOC, ICCM (Integrated Community Case management) for Pneumonia, Diarrhea
    and Malaria and nutrition programming, community systems strengthening
    including VHT functionality and health advocacy
  • Offer
    guidance to the development of project designs and annual operational
    plans of the MNCH project including timed and targeted Counseling (ttC),
    mHealth platform at the Village level, Essential Maternal and newborn Care
    (EmNOC), contribute to the 100 days through the Growth Monitoring
    Promotion (GMP) and provide technical advice to other MNCH projects.
  • Work
    in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health to improve government
    interventions in the area of MNCH, providing evidence using the
    internationally recognized models such as LQAS for community based
    outcomes and quality improvement approaches including mentoring and
    coaching of service providers, LiST and qualitative methodologies.
  • Representation
    and advocacy for World Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at national
    level forums using evidence based frameworks including operations research
    in the area of systems strengthening and the contribution of VHTs to MNCH.
  • Work
    with WV staff and district partners to technically interpret the MNCH
    technical approaches in the proposal and facilitate implementation of key
    activities, including promoting access through the integrated community
    outreaches approach, Health centre functionality, Positive Deviance
    Hearth, The Child Days Plus, the Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiatives
    (BFHI), Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive, cPMTCT and
    Signal functions for EmNOC for Uganda.
Project Coordination:
  • Guide
    and provide technical support to Community Development Facilitators.
  • Coordinate
    project activity implementation.
  • Strengthen
    capacity of implementing partners at village, sub county and district
    level
Project Monitoring and
Evaluation:
  • Support
    effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with
    agreed standards
  • Ensure
    full participation of beneficiary communities in design, monitoring and
    evaluation by attending community mobilizations, meetings and community
    trainings.
Finance Management:
  • Ensure
    proper management of financial resources and assets in line with WV
    policies and donor requirements
  • Support
    partners and sub grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset management
    policies
Performance Management and
Supervision: 
Work closely with the procurement officer and
engineer to ensure appropriate MNCH materials are purchased and construction
process of infrastructure under the project are adhered to the contract
agreement
Project Development:  Compile required relevant documents ensuring quality implementation of
MNCH in line with the standards addressing the particular response
Networking and Collaboration:
  • Engage
    with the District and Sub County Health authorities and support the
    Program Manager in managing relations with government structures and civil
    society coalitions
  • Effectively
    network with local government structure and any other agencies undertaking
    activities in the target community and ensure that such activities are
    well integrated with World Vision and community activities to promote
    sustainability and ownership of interventions in planning and
    implementation.
  • Identify
    areas for lobbying and advocacy and work with the Health Advisor to
    develop action plans/initiatives to address the same.
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Compile
    field visit and data validation reports and identify opportunities for
    improvement and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports
    in line with WV standards to the Program Manager.
  • Undertake
    any other duties as assigned by the Project Manager



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Coordinator – MNCH Project job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, public
    Health and / or health related discipline.
  • Possession
    of a Master’s Degree in Public Health is an added advantage
  • Five
    years of experience in managing similar related projects programs or
    projects
  • High
    level of understanding the MNCH, Nutrition and HIV
  • Must
    have strong organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams
    across the organization
  • Excellent
    skills required in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring
    and evaluation
  • Experience
    in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and
    structures
  • Must
    be creative individual with strong sense of vision, commitment and
    priorities
  • Must
    have strong organizational skills and an ability to work with diverse
    teams across considerable distances
  • Excellent
    communication skills (written and oral) and strong interpersonal skills
  • Must
    be able to travel 30% of the time
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: 12th January 2018

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