Program Support Specialist – Health NGO Jobs – Compassion International

Support Specialist – Health

Organization: Compassion

Duty Station: Kampala,

About Us:

International is a Christ Centered non-governmental organization dedicated to
child development. Through a holistic approach, Compassion International
addresses the spiritual, economic, social and physical aspects of the neediest
children in communities to help them become responsible and fulfilled Christian

Job Summary:   The Program Health Support Specialist II –
Health will provide subject matter expertise regarding the health of all
program beneficiaries (pregnancy through youth). This role will collaborate
with other Support Specialists, Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators
to ensure staff and Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and
equipped to ensure preventative and curative care for all beneficiaries. The
Program Health Support Specialist will; 1) serve as a SME to country leadership
in developing country health strategies; 2) interpret and contextualize the
global physical development outcomes and indicators for Compassions Holistic
Child and Youth Development program; 3) maintain subject matter expertise on
healthy physical development, theory and practice; and 4) support in mobilizing
health related resources. This role will also review & analyse relevant
program data to identify areas of concern, health trends and will work with the
Partnership Facilitators to identify local and Compassion resources to address

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent
    witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in
    dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully
    upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the
    needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging
    and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and
    effectiveness on behalf of children.
  • Supports overall holistic child development and provides ongoing
    subject matter expertise in individual areas of specialization. Aids
    partnership facilitators, learning staff, communications staff and
    managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of specialty.
    Supports child development community learning and improvement among staff
    and other stakeholders.
  • Regularly assesses changing need for and ability to deliver
    programming within area of expertise. Consolidates national and local data
    to identify common gaps and patterns. May develop strategy; maintains and
    supports the implementation of strategy within area of expertise. Provides
    advice in support of other strategy development with the country office as
  • Provides skilled program design support to other staff. Supports the
    ongoing development and implementation of local program design in
    alignment with the global objectives. May provide expertise to other field
    office professionals, support staff and ICP staff/volunteers to ensure
    that Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to
    provide holistic development to caregivers, children and youth.
  • May facilitate the identification of resource components (internal
    and external) for specific child development strategies and plans in
    support of partnership facilitator efforts with ICPs. May provide
    information to management and other decision-makers regarding allocation
    of appropriate resources. May provide input to and/or develop
    Interventions for funding within area of expertise.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors specific holistic child
    development strategies and interventions. Serves partnership facilitators
    by providing capacity-building and child/youth/caregiver engagement
    activities in area of expertise. May contextualize portions of curriculum
    relevant to their expertise or other resources for child and youth
    development. Works with partnership facilitation by ensuring intervention
    records, reports, and other documentation are accurate, complete and
    delivered to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Reviews data, reports and utilizes findings to support management
    and key stakeholders in improving program initiatives, interventions and
    child outcomes.
  • May provide expertise to other program support staff in the field

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Compassion International Program Support
    Specialist – Health job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Health (Nursing
    or Medicine), Community or Public Health-related degree
  • An understanding of the national health care system
  • At least three years of experience working in this or similar
    position or field.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the health and developmental
  • Ability to review/analyse health data, reach conclusions and provide
    clear decisions/recommendations on health strategies
  • Ability to think programmatically and make appropriate
    recommendations/decisions on a national health strategy
  • Ability to effectively train non-medical personnel in basic health
    topics and assist lay leadership adapt best practices to the local context
  • Ability to collaborate well both internally & externally
  • Ability to network and build partnerships with other ministries
    & organizations for resource mobilization
  • Ability to represent Compassion on a professional level
  • Ability to communicate (verbal & written) in a clear and
    effective manner
  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s
    core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external
    communication and relationships.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join Compassion International in the
aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 3rd June 2019 by 5:00PM

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