Charity Organisation Careers – Community Health Promotion Manager at Maternity Worldwide

Organisation: Maternity
Duty Station:  Hoima, Uganda
About US:
Maternity Worldwide is a registered charity saving lives in childbirth
in developing countries. We have a vision is of a world in which all women and
their babies can access safe and appropriate childbirth regardless of where
they live. Maternity Worldwide addresses the three delays women face in trying
to access timely and appropriate healthcare during childbirth – the three
delays are; delay in decision to seek care, delay in reaching care and delay in
receiving adequate health care.
About Project:
Maternity Worldwide has recently established a presence in Hoima,
Uganda in partnership with local maternal health providers. Through these
partnerships, Maternity Worldwide has identified high rates of maternal
mortality which can be tackled by introducing key interventions that address
the three delays as outlined above. Over the next two years, Maternity
Worldwide and partners will implement an Integrated Maternal Health project to
achieve the changes:
  • Reduced delays in seeking maternal and
    newborn healthcare
  • Through the provision of community health
    awareness raising and women’s income generating activities
  • Reduced delays in receiving high quality
    maternity care
  • Through the construction of a new
    community health clinic, enhanced referral systems to a larger local
    clinic Azure and enhanced service provision at Azure for emergency
    Obstetric Care.
Job Summary: The Community
Health Promotion Manager will support the establishment of our first integrated
maternal health project in Hoima district, Uganda. The project seeks to provide
a comprehensive package of support to the rural communities of Hoima by;
enhancing the maternal health knowledge of communities so that risks associated
with pregnancy can be identified earlier; developing income generating
activities for women to empower them around decisions on money and healthcare;
completing the building and equipping of a rural health clinic; enhancing the
referral services to the larger clinic for emergencies and enhancing this clinic
to become a Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care Centre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Manage the collection of baseline data
  • Establish and maintain a basic monitoring
    and evaluation process for the project at all stages o To oversee the mid-
    and final evaluation process including running an end of project workshop Gather
    case studies from the project
2. Co-ordination with partners and stakeholders:
  • Chair and minute monthly meetings of the
    project steering committee between partners and community representatives
    o Meet regularly with the District Health Officers to update them on
3. Financial Management:
  • Management of the project budget ensuring
    cost efficiencies and value for money
  • Ensure good financial records are kept for
    the project and stored securely
4. Women’s Groups:
  • Oversee the recruitment of the Women’s
    Group Co-ordinators o Arrange training for the Women’s Group Co-ordinators
    o Co-ordinate liaison between Women’s Group Co-ordinators and local
  • Technically support the Women’s Group Co-ordinators
    to establish and run women’s groups using the Maternity Worldwide model
5. Community Health Promotion and Education:
  • Work closely with the Primary Health Care
    Volunteer to identify and train local health educators
  • In cooperation with local staff, establish
    the contents of a community health promotion and education programme in
    consultation with the 
6. Rural clinic development and referrals:
  • With local stakeholders, oversee the
    construction of local clinic, (site
  • Support the development of referral
    processes between the clinic and Azure
  • Upgrade of Azure Clinic
  • Support the assessment of the Azure Clinic
    to become a centre for Emergency Obstetric Care
7. Other: Undertaking other duties as deemed appropriate by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • Excellent co-ordination skills with
    evidence of multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Budget management and monitoring skills
  • Good experience of training groups
  • Past exposure and experience in
    establishing basic monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Fluent in English and but also local
    Uganda languages
  • Good IT skills (internet, e-mail, Word and
  • Development experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Health
    and Health Promotion Desirable
  • Knowledge of maternal health
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Past experience in Hoima desirable
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
A completed application form, download
which should be sent to
Deadline: 5th September 2014

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