Health and Nutrition Specialist Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Health and Nutrition Technical Lead
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 Health and Nutrition Specialist will
support the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead to provide overall strategic
leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector, guiding relevant programming
in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda. The jobholder will
contribute to World Vision’s role as a thought leader, and support continuous
improvement in Health & Nutrition programming through their technical expertise,
facilitation of learning and innovation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Health and
Nutrition programming
  • Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Health & Nutrition
    programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater
    impact on child well-being. This shall include:
  • Support ongoing design processes related to all Healthy &
    Nutrition programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review
  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels,
    facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote
    innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.
  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and
    impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.
  • Support effective implementation of Health & Nutrition
    programmes and projects through:
  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project
  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and
    other key stakeholders, as required.
Networking and
  • Support engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and
    resource development. This shall include, together with the Health &
    Nutrition Technical Lead:
  • Represent WVU in key inter-agency fora
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government
  • Engage with donor agencies and other stakeholders, from time to
    time, as required.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant
    Acquisition Business Plan through technical input to grant proposals.
Health sector
National level advocacy
  • Support national level advocacy efforts:
  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for
    policy change with national-level government stakeholders.
  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Health and Nutrition Specialist
    job placement should preferably hold a Degree in medicine, nutrition,
    public health or health economics (post-graduate degree is preferred).
  • Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at
    least two of the following areas, MNCH, HIV/Aids, nutrition, communicable
    diseases (including malaria and water-borne diseases). Good understanding
    of WASH programming is an advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in field-based programme management
    roles in Health/Nutrition or HIV/Aids sector.
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor
    relations and proposal writing.
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship
    management/networking, and coordination.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview –
    ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an
    inclusive way.
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal
    and written.
  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an
    evidence-based approach to programme design.
  • Proven facilitation skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically
    up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.
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: 31st December 2018
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