Project Officer – Health NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Project Officer – Health

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Child Sponsorship Development Facilitator

Duty Station: 

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 Officer – Health will implement
field level programmatic activities and sponsorship performance in line with
targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and
improved child wellbeing

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project planning,
implementation and reporting

  • Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans,
    implementation of planned health activities and monitoring/ reporting of
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and
    community level engagements
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during
    planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora
  • Routinely identify local level health partners, support and
    facilitate them in the implementation of planned activities
  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring
    of programmatic activities
  • Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community
    Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the
    communities on a monthly basis
  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success
  • Conduct Health camps to ensure good health and prevent RC deaths.
  • Document the integration of MVC in the Area program and integrate
    into the TP programming.
  • Support District wide selected activities outside of the Area
    program in the district of operation

engagement and advocacy

  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s
    (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program
  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders
    and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate
    participation in the management of various community health and nutrition projects
  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to
    collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on improvement of the
    health environment and general wellbeing of children.
  • Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child health
    days and celebrations such as the world breast feeding week.
  • Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the health sector
    review meetings both at facility and sub county level
  • Support implementation of National campaigns “It Takes a World” to
    address the health issues.
  • Compile issue reports and position papers for sharing with relevant
    stakeholders at sub county and district level.
  • Engage Faith leaders in implementation of health activities and
    track cases addressed

Monitoring and

  • Analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges
  • Compile monitoring reports for management action and participate in
    updating of the databases of the different health models
  • Work with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health
    related matters.
  • Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data
    for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams
  • Conduct quarterly reflection meetings with Community Health workers
    and follow-up on agreed actions.
  • Build the capacity of Community Health workers to implement and
    report on activities implemented

Child Protection
and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents
    in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
  • Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other
    stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer – Health job
    placement should preferably hold a diploma or degree in nursing,
    nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related
  • At least three years’ experience in community health and engagement
    with programming sectors (health and WASH)
  • Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel and Power point)
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Community Mobilization and engagement skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Passion for children.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to stay in rural setting within Sub County of operation
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly
    Chapel services.

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: 7th June 2019

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