Program Officer – WASH/ Nutrition NGO Job Careers – African Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP)

 

Job Title:    Program Officer – WASH/ Nutrition

Organization: African
Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP)

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

The African Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP) is
an advocacy and networking platform for Christian Health Associations (CHAs)
and Church Health Networks from Sub-Saharan Africa established through a
declaration of commitment by the 3rd Africa Christian Health Associations
Biennial Conference held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania in January 2007. ACHAP brings
together more than 40 national level faith-based networks providing services in
32 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa to share resources, establish technical
working groups (TWGs), and provide ongoing training and technical assistance
(TA) to its members. In addition, governments see ACHAP members as critical
players and in many African countries partner with them to provide health
support services, even to government facilities.

 

Job Summary:  The Wash/Nutrition Officer is responsible for
the implementation of high quality and high impact WASH and Nutrition community
interventions. S/he will support development of staff and community capacity
building in WASH and Nutrition interventions, participate in mobilization of
resources and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with project
team, the local community, the local leadership and other relevant
stakeholders. The position is based in Kilifi County – Kenya / Arua District –
Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Develop and review technical content as required
on implementation of high quality and high impact WASH and Nutrition community
interventions.

·       
Assist with development of work plans,
proposals, budgets for the WASH and Nutrition component of the project

·       
Assess and advise on capacity building needs
within the project team on implementation of high quality and high impact WASH
and Nutrition community interventions.

·       
Support in training and mentorship of project
staff and field teams, as required, on implementation of high quality and high
impact WASH and Nutrition community interventions.

·       
Track and prepare reports, as required, of
activities related to implementation of high quality and high impact WASH and
Nutrition community interventions; including documentation of key lessons
learned and success stories.

·       
Actively participate in WASH and Nutrition
technical working group meetings and other meetings at the County/ District
level.

·       
Ensure appropriate establishment of linkages
between WASH & nutrition services with other health and non-health
activities within the project.

·       
Assist in developing relevant IEC materials that
will be used for training and carrying out WASH and Nutrition awareness
creation activities.

·       
Participate in regular support supervision to the
field teams on WASH and Nutrition.

·       
Carry out other responsibilities as assigned by
the supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Environmental Health, or other
relevant field.

·       
Three years of practical experience in the
planning and execution of hygiene and nutrition projects at community level.

·       
Experience of working with donor funding
agencies and/or foundations.

·       
Has sensitivity and understanding of the beneficiary
population.

·       
Dynamic personality and a team player.

·       
Excellent communication (spoken and written)
skills including the ability to explain and present technical information.

·       
Experience in capacity building and training of
staff and community teams.

·       
Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS
word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should
submit their applications to: hr@africachap.org indicating preferred station
(Kenya/Uganda)

 

Deadline: 18th September
2020

 

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