Health and Nutrition Coordinator

 

Health and Nutrition Coordinator

 

GOAL is seeking a
driven and proactive individual to work as a 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.  This role
contributes to the achievement of two of GOAL’s global goals under GOAL
Uganda’s current Country Strategy and will be key in further developing our
approaches, partnerships and technical thinking in these areas.

 

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
communications.

 

NB: Note that this
position is contingent on funding.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

Health and
Nutrition programme strategic development

  • Work 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.
  • Contribute 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
  • Lead technical oversight and direction for GOAL Uganda’s Health and
    Nutrition programme
  • Engage actively in cross-organisational platforms and build strong
    relationships with other GOAL country leads on Health and Nutrition
  • Maintain 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 teams. 
  • Remain up to date with changes and innovation in the global and
    national sectors of relevance and support team member continuous learning,
    including through training.
  • Share learnings across GOAL Uganda’s programme areas and identify
    opportunities for multisectoral interventions.

Programme
management, implementation and technical support

  • Using 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
  • Co-ordinate activities with other sectors i.e.; water/sanitation and
    livelihood programs and build sustainable community approaches
  • Identify, 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
  • Ensure programme procurement and contracting needs, logistics,
    finance and human resource are managed effectively and in line with GOAL
    policy.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure 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

  • Line 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
  • Identify and invest in creative Health and Nutrition team members,
    working with the ACDP to identify formal and informal training
    opportunities and through regular mentoring and coaching

External
representation and coordination

  • Manage a team coordination and outreach strategy, identify key
    stakeholder relationships and develop and share strategic messaging on the
    GOAL Health and Nutrition programmes
  • Take 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
  • Coordinate health and nutrition activities with relevant bodies such
    as MOH, UNICEF 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.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with other
    district and national level stakeholders such other I/NGOs, and government
    actors and global agencies
  • Build and sustain relationships with internal GOAL stakeholders key
    to the programme and drawn on them for support, advice and programme
    advancement
  • Responsible for regularly liaising with the relevant GOAL HQ
    technical advisors
  • Support 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.

Fundraising

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

  • Work 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.
  • Undertake 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.
  • Regularly review monitoring data and manage programmes using an
    adaptive management approach
  • Develop learning and communication materials of high quality for
    internal and external audiences.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with other
    district and national level stakeholders such other I/NGOs, and government
    actors and global agencies
  • Submit weekly narrative and monthly narrative and MEAL reports to
    MEAL DPD, ACDP and CD

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in
this role, you will need:

  • University degree at Master level in Public Health/Nutrition,
    Environmental Health, Social Sciences or related discipline. Experience
    may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way around.
  • At least five years professional experience in increasingly senior
    roles in complex Health and Nutrition programming in developing countries,
    two of which are in a similar position
  • Previous experience in working on both public and private health,
    health and other emergencies in a leadership capacity
  • Previous experience in working on nutrition, particularly
    preventative, community-oriented approaches, in a leadership capacity
  • Previous experience in implementing projects using participatory and
    people-centred approaches
  • Strong programme management skills, including planning, grant and
    budget management
  • Strong people management skill, including prioritising workloads,
    providing targeted support and mentoring
  • Experience supervising and managing partners from a broad range of
    backgrounds and experiences
  • Experience in networking and coordination at the national and
    district levels
  • Excellent writing, communication, organization, prioritization and
    negotiating skills
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills with
    proven financial management skills
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office
    applications
  • Experience with USAID, Irish Aid and other donors
  • Understanding of social behaviour change concepts and approaches
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a
    proactive planning and execution
  • Adaptive management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and
    meet deadlines
  • Market system training and /or experience
  • Strong knowledgeable of urban sanitation programming, including
    sanitation marketing
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills with experience
    conducting assessments and surveys.
  • Soft Skills in coordination and networking with stakeholders
    including district and local government, sector actors, NGO partners and
    community leaders.
  • Creativity and entrepreneurial outlook
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and
    effectively coordinate with internal and external actors
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the
    objectives of the programme

 

GOAL

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 programme:

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 employer.

 

How to Apply:

Interested
applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email
with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the
last three employers  and daytime contact
number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title “Health & Nutrition
Coordinator”  in the subject line.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

 

Deadline: 4th January 2021

 

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