Health and Nutrition Coordinator (Re-advertised)

Health and Nutrition Coordinator – Re-advertised


NB: This is a re-advertisement hence all those who applied previously
need not apply again.


GOAL is seeking a
driven and proactive individual to work as Health
and Nutrition Coordinator
in Kampala to oversee the implementation of a
portfolio of projects that focus on health systems strengthening, preventative
nutrition and health and other emergencies. They will support advocacy and
coordination efforts with interagency and governmental working groups and
forums, will promote learning and adaptive management and will contribute
towards the growth of the overall portfolio. 


The Health and
Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that all projects under
their portfolio area are implemented to agreed parameters, workplans, results
frameworks and budgets. They will also be asked to directly implement some
projects – leading key activities with support from other staff under the
portfolio and managing partners and project on-granting processes. They will
ensure that project implementation is progressing in line with GOAL and donor
compliance requirements, including timely and quality donor reporting and


Note that this position is contingent on


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Health and Nutrition
programme strategic development

with GOAL Uganda Management and the Global Advisors to develop GOAL Uganda’s
Health and Nutrition programme, ensuring that the programme reflects GOAL’s
global priorities and values and positions us to meet our mission.

to the development of and regular updating of GOAL Uganda’s Health and
Nutrition portfolio strategy, as part of annual country planning and
organisational strategic processes

technical oversight and direction for GOAL Uganda’s Health and Nutrition
programme, which includes a portfolio of different donor-funded projects

actively in cross-organisational platforms and build strong relationships with
other GOAL country leads on Health and Nutrition

up-to-date information on health and nutrition issues, current good practice
and training strategies for all aspects of GOAL’s Health and Nutrition
programming and pass on newly acquired information to respective field

up to date with changes and innovation in the global and national sectors of
relevance and support team member continuous learning, including through

learnings across GOAL Uganda’s programme areas and identify opportunities for
multisectoral interventions

Programme management,
implementation and technical support

an adaptive management approach, oversee the successful implementation of GOAL
Uganda’s Health and Nutrition strategic activities and portfolio of projects
and support and hold portfolio staff accountable for programme and project
implementation, managing programme and project budgets and monitoring financial
transactions as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols

activities with other sectors i.e.; water/sanitation and livelihood programs
and build sustainable community approaches

nurture and manage all civil society and private sector partnerships, including
the on-granting process, reporting and compliance as per GOAL’s On-Granting
policies for projects within your programme portfolio

programme procurement and contracting needs, logistics, finance and human
resource are managed effectively and in line with GOAL policy.

all programme reporting (internal and external) is delivered on time and is of
high quality, coordinating team inputs with the support of the Programme
Support Officer.

the integration of Safeguarding and community feedback mechanism (CFM) in all
programme and project activities, with each project having a safeguarding risk
assessment conducted to inform adjustments and adaptations as required.

Human resource management

management of the Health and Nutrition Programme/Project Managers and any other
assigned staff, ensuring that all team members have clear and measurable
(SMART) performance management objectives and that they are measured regularly
and in line with policy

External and Internal
representation and coordination

a team coordination and outreach strategy, identify key stakeholder
relationships and develop and share strategic messaging on the GOAL Health and
Nutrition programmes

the lead in building and leveraging key health and nutrition and related sector
networks, government departments and partnerships, with specific responsibility
for advocating and influencing at a district and national level for GOAL’s
Health and Nutrition programming

health and nutrition activities with relevant bodies such as MOH, UNICEF, WHO,
health and nutrition clusters and I/NGOs and cultivate relationships by
attending regular meetings and ensuring that GOAL Uganda is professionally
represented at Health and Nutrition and relevant multi sectoral coordination
meetings and events.

close coordination and sharing of information with other district and national
level stakeholders such other I/NGOs, and government actors and global agencies

and sustain relationships with internal GOAL stakeholders key to the programme
and drawn on them for support, advice and programme advancement

for regularly liaising with the relevant GOAL HQ technical advisors

all efforts towards accountability to project participants. This includes
actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design,
monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes.


with the Programme Support Officer and ACDP, map and identify appropriate
fundraising opportunities to support the country implementation and delivery of
the Health and Nutrition programme strategy

develop relationships with strategic partners and potential donors, keeping
up-to-date and partner and donor mapping for the quality Health and Nutrition
programme, to explore the potential for funding, partnership and collaboration.

with the Technical Team, Programme Support Officer and ACDP, design and develop
quality Health, Nutrition and multisectoral proposals.

with other key Health and Nutrition partners and donors in Uganda and elsewhere
and explore the potential for funding, partnership and potential collaboration

Monitoring, evaluation,
accountability and learning

with the GOAL Uganda MEAL department to ensure that appropriate systems are in
place to monitor and measure all GOAL Uganda Health and Nutrition programming;
this includes active participation in MEAL, developing new and appropriate
monitoring tools and ensuring the timely collection, presentation, analysis and
distribution of programme data.

regular field visits to review and report on Health and Nutrition programme
progress specifically in relation to their efficiency and effectiveness and
determine any future program recommendations.

review monitoring data and manage programmes using an adaptive management

learning and communication materials of high quality for internal and external

close coordination and sharing of information with other district and national
level stakeholders such other I/NGOs, and government actors and global agencies


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful
in this role, you will need:

in Public Health/Nutrition, Environmental Health, Social Sciences or related
discipline. Experience may substitute for qualifications.

least five years professional experience in a senior role in complex Health and
Nutrition programming in developing countries, two of which are in a similar

least two years managing complex, high-value and multi-partner/location

experience in working on public and private health, health and other
emergencies in a leadership capacity

experience in working on nutrition, particularly preventative,
community-oriented approaches, in a leadership capacity

experience in implementing projects using participatory and people-centred

programme management skills, including planning, grant and budget management

people management skill, including prioritising workloads, providing targeted
support and mentoring

supervising and managing partners from a broad range of backgrounds and

in networking and coordination at the national levels and with international
partners and stakeholders

(English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial
management skills

computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications

with USAID, ECHO, Irish Aid and other donors

of social behaviour change concepts and approaches

ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive planning
and execution

management skills

organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

system training and /or experience

monitoring and evaluation skills with experience conducting assessments and

Skills in coordination and networking with stakeholders including district and
local government, sector actors, NGO partners and community leaders.

and entrepreneurial outlook

to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate
with internal and external actors

enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the



Established in
1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development
programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to
focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.


General description of the country

GOAL has a Staff
Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to
ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from
exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure
of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL,
acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without
authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job
with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is
also subject to a range of background checks. GOAL is an equal opportunities


How to Apply:

All interested
applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email
with 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three
employers  and daytime contact number to;
The Human Resource Manager, GOAL:  indicating the title “Health & Nutrition
Coordinator”  in the subject line by 2nd
February 2021.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH


NB: Those
who applied previously need not apply again.


2nd February 2021


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