World Vision Social Work Jobs – Child Health Now Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director, Advocacy
About World Vision:
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 in over 40 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does 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.” World Vision Uganda is seeking to hire qualified persons to fill the above position
Project Profile: CHN is a World Vision Global campaign aimed at reducing preventable deaths among children. The campaign targets children below five years and it involves mobilization of all stakeholders at the district and national levels for action to reduce maternal and child deaths.
Job Summary: Provide leadership in all aspects of strategic planning and implementation of World Vision Uganda Child Health Advocacy and campaigns and maximize integration of synergies in line with national, regional and global health priorities in order to achieve child wellbeing.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Products, Strategies and guidelines developed and disseminated:
  • Take lead in the development and implementation of health advocacy and campaign strategies and guidelines; campaign strategy, media strategy, log frame, budget and product models.
  • Organise strategic meetings to disseminate campaign guidelines to staff and partners.
    Support the Regional Advocacy Coordinators to effectively roll out campaign plans in the
  • clusters
    Develop campaign promotional and required IEC/BCC materials
2. Research and learning enhanced:
  • Coordinate the design, planning and development of research processes focusing on targeted health polices, advocacy messages and priorities
  • Take lead in the dissemination of the research findings through various advocacy initiatives such as campaigns, publications of research reports and policy briefs, generating advocacy messages and media engagements.
  • Technical capacity of staff and partners enhanced:
  • Identify technical capacity building needs of staff involved in CHN and health advocacy programming and
  • Provide technical capacity building mechanisms of staff and partners in to carry out effective advocacy campaigning through technical trainings, coaching and in advocacy skills and techniques as required.
  • Participate in Area Development Programme (ADP) assessments and designs to ensure advocacy campaign issues are generated and guidelines are followed for program integration.
  • Documentation of CHN Campaign and sharing of most promising practices:
    Support identification, documentation of Child Health Now advocacy campaign promising practices.
  • Work with the media and communication person, field teams and private service providers to develop stories of most significant change for publication
  • Develop program reports. Semi-annual, annual and other publications required
    Networking, collaboration and engagements
  • Organise periodic review meetings within World Vision to effectively coordinate campaign activities
  • Initiate key strategic partnerships for CHN Campaign for policy formulation and influencing
  • Attend periodic meetings with other actors such as Ministry of Health, CSO networks for partnership and collaboration opportunities to achieve WVU advocacy campaign targets.
Resource mobilization
  • Participate in resource mobilization, through proposal writing and actively represent World Vision in high profile meetings that may attract funding opportunities.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Must possess a university degree in development discipline, postgraduate training in related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 5 years field experience in advocacy campaign coordination, Behavioural Change Communication in the field of Health and HIV /AIDS programming.
  • Must have strong advocacy communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health promotion.
  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Should have skills in policy research, analysis and advocacy at local and national levels
  • Strong coordination and team building skills
  • Good writing and presentation skills in English language
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
 How to apply: 
Qualified candidates may submit their application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to wvujobs@wvi.org. Kindly indicate the post title in the subject line when applying by email.
Note: All applications must be sent by email and addressed to the People & Culture Manager
(Qualified Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply)
Deadline: 13th December, 2012

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