World Vision International NGO Jobs – Program Officer Health

Organisation: World
Reports to: Program
Duty Station: Mbale –
Butaleja, Uganda
About WV:
World Vision is a Christian
Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to
working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and
injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is
committed to the protection of children and we will 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 Program
Officer will actively contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in
designated cluster through planning, monitoring and implementing Health  programme in line with applicable technical
approaches and WVU national strategy
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Planning and
  • Ensure
    that the cluster designs are in line with the Health national office
  • Ensure
    that Cluster Health project activities are integrated with other sectors
    and with the District development plan
  • Supervise
    and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster health projects
  • Coordinate
    Cluster health projects being implemented by partners and technical
    resource persons.
  • Initiate
    and participate in health district Advocacy initiatives
  • Ensure
    cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in health projects.
  • Ensure
    Health projects integrate and address child protection
  • Work
    with Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator to ensure Registered
    Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health
    programme interventions.
2. Capacity Building and
  • Actively
    participate in development /adaption of training curriculum/manuals for
    implementation in the program area
  • Mobilization
    of and conducting trainings to build capacities on health models 
  • Offer
    mentoring and coaching to district and community health technical
    personnel to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with
    community linkages.
  • Liaise
    with the National Office technical specialists on staff capacity building
    in health programming
3. Partnership and Networking:
  • Identify
    and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with
    partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.
  • Participate
    and represent WVU in key donor engagements and technical working forums at
    district, region and National level when applicable
  • Point
    of contact for consultation on issues to do with Cluster health
4. Research, M&E and
  • Effectively
    document all information related to project successes, innovations and
    promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.
  • Responsible
    for capturing child well being indicators related to health projects in
    the cluster
  • Ensure
    identification of  research areas,
    conduct research and document learnings
  • Spear
    head the Cluster health in output & outcome monitoring processes
  • Support
    processes of project baselines and evaluation of health projects and
5. Project Management and
  • Track
    and manage budgets allocated for the project
  • Produce
    timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports
6. Resource Acquisition:
  • Identify
    and initiate viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support
    health programme interventions.
  • Actively
    participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal
    writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • The
    World Vision Programme Officer- Health should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Nursing, Public health, Nutrition & Human Medicine
  • At
    least five years’ practical experience in Public health programming
    including HIV/AIDS with a reputable organization, three of which must have
    been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and
  • Good
    training facilitation and coordination skills
  • Prior
    experience in development of Proposals/concept papers development for fund
  • Excellent
    Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Past
    experience in conducting Needs assessment and report writing
  • All
    applicants must be mature and committed Christians who possess the ability
    to demonstrate an active involvement with their faith and are also able to
    appreciate and stand above denominational diversities.
  • Highly
    motivated to achieve quality results and service
  • Demonstrated
    accountability and integrity
  • Possess
    the ability to communicate effectively
  • Be
    a good team player
  • Ability
    to work with communities
  • Willingness
    to stay upcountry
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.”
NB: Please
follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 22nd November, 2014. 

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