Health and Nutrition Technical Lead Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Programme Quality Director
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 Technical Lead will
provide overall strategic leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector,
guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across
Uganda. The jobholder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement
in Health & Nutrition programming through their technical expertise,
facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both
within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda.
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:
  • Lead 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.
  • In collaboration with the technical program manager and the Evidence
    and learning manager, develop and implement the health & nutrition
    research agenda
  • 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:
  • Work with the technical program Manager to develop technical
    guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and
    other key stakeholders, as required.
Networking and
  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and
    resource development:
  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant
    Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.
  • Health sector National Advocacy
Engage in national
level advocacy:
  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for
    policy change with national-level government stakeholders.
  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.
  • Act as spokesperson for WVU on Health & Nutrition issues, as
Team management
  • Provide effective management to health and nutrition technical team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Health and Nutrition Technical
    Lead job placement should preferably hold a post-graduate degree in
    medicine, nutrition, public health or health economics.
  • 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).
  • At least five years’ experience in technical leadership and/or
    field-based programme management roles in Health/Nutrition or HIV/Aids
  • Experience with relevant technical models such as PD Hearth, MNCH
    models, faith-based approaches and social accountability.
  • Previous experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor
    relations and proposal writing.
  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking,
    and coordination is essential.
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview –
    ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an
    inclusive way.
  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent
    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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