World Vision International NGO Jobs – Project Coordinator-Butaleja MNCH Project

Organisation: World
Vision International 
Project Name: MNCH
Project
Duty Station: Butaleja, Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager-Mbale Butaleja Programs 
About WVU:
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.”  
Job Summary: The
MNCH Project Coordinator will steer the implementation of all project
activities in the designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the quality of the
project in line with Ministry of Health (MoH) and KOICA policies .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify
    and build strategic networks with other actors to support the districts in
    implementation of MNCH strategies including: Goal oriented ANC, HIV/AIDS,
    ICCM (Integrated Community Case management) for Pneumonia, Diarrhea and
    Malaria and nutrition programming, community systems strengthening
    including VHT functionality and health advocacy
  • Offer
    technical direction and guidance to the development of project designs and
    annual operational plans of the KOICA MNCH project including timed and
    targeted Counseling (ttC), mHealth platform at the Village level,
    Essential Maternal and newborn Care (EmNOC), contribute to the 100 days
    through the Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP) and provide technical advice
    to other MNCH projects.
  • Dialogue
    with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the
    area of MNCH, providing evidence using the internationally recognized
    models such as LQAS for community based outcomes and quality improvement
    approaches including mentoring and coaching of service providers.
  • The
    incumbent will also be required to represent and advocate for World Vision
    (WV) and other MNCH programming at national level forums using evidence
    based frameworks including operations research in the area of systems
    strengthening and the contribution of VHTs to MNCH.
  • Guide
    and provide technical support to Community Development Facilitators.
  • Coordinate
    project activity implementation.
  • Strengthen
    capacity of implementing partners at village, sub county and district
    level
  • Support
    effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with
    agreed standards
  • Ensure
    full participation of beneficiary communities in design, monitoring and
    evaluation by attending community mobilizations, meetings and community
    trainings.
  • Ensure
    proper management of financial resources and assets in line with WV
    policies and donor requirements
  • Support
    partners and sub grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset management
    policies
  • Work
    with the procurement officer and engineer to ensure appropriate MNCH
    materials  are purchased and
    construction process of infrastructure under the project are adhered to
    the contract agreement
  • Actively
    engage and interact with the District and Sub County Health authorities
    and support the Program Manager in managing relations with government
    structures and civil society coalitions
  • Effectively
    network with local government structure and any other agencies undertaking
    activities in the target community and ensure that such activities are
    well integrated with World Vision and community activities to promote
    sustainability and ownership of interventions in planning and
    implementation.
  • Identify
    areas for lobbying and advocacy and work with the Health Advisor to
    develop action plans/initiatives to address the same.
  • Compile
    field visit and data validation reports and identify opportunities for
    improvement and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports
    in line with WV & KOICA standards to the Program Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Project Coordinator should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following
    disciplines: Nursing, Nutrition, public Health and / or any other Health
    related discipline.
  • Possession
    of a Masters Degree in Public Health is an added advantage
  • At
    least five years’ experience in managing similar related projects
  • High
    level of understanding of the MNCH, Nutrition and HIV programming
  • Excellent
    organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams across the
    organization
  • Excellent
    skills in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and
    evaluation
  • A
    mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
    diversities
  • Demonstrated
    commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via
email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the
People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in
the email subject line.
NB: Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 19th August, 2014

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