World Vision International NGO Jobs – Program Officer Health

Organisation: World
Vision
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Duty
Station:
 Uganda
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. 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 Health will support the Senior Program Managerby contributing
to achieve WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated cluster through planning,
monitoring and implementing Agriculture and food security programme in line
with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Project planning and Implementation:
  • Ensure
    that the cluster designs are in line with the Health national office
    strategy
  • Ensure
    that Cluster Health project activities are integrated with other sectors
    and with the District development plan
  • Manage
    and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster health projects
  • Ensure
    quality in the roll out of the health project models
  • Actively
    coordinate Cluster health projects being implemented by partners and
    technical resource persons.
  • Initiate
    and participate in health district Advocacy initiatives
  • Works
    closely with the National office health technical specialists for quality
    implementation of health projects.
  • Ensure
    cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in health projects.
  • Ensure
    Health projects integrate and address child protection
  • Works
    with CSDO to ensure Registered Children and their households are
    participating and benefiting from health programme interventions.
2. Capacity building and Training:
  • Actively
    participate in development /adaption of training curriculum/manuals for
    implementation in the program area
  • In
    charge of the mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities
    on health models
  • Provide
    mentoring and coaching to district and community health technical
    personnel to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with
    community linkages.
  • Identify
    technical experts to train district and community groups
  • Works
    in liaison 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.
  • Actively
    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
    programming.
  • Work
    closely with District initiatives through the District Health Office
4. Research, M&E and Documentation:
  • 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
    interventions.
5. Project management and Coordination:
  • Keenly
    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
    donors
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the World Vision Program Officer Health should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Nursing, Public health, Nutrition & Human Medicine
  • Five
    years practical experience in Public health programming including HIV/AIDS
    with a reputable organization, At least three of which must have been
    involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent
    training facilitation and coordination skills
  • Past
    experience in development of Proposals/concept papers development for fund
    raising
  • Excellent
    Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Prior
    experience in conducting Needs assessment and report writing
  • Must
    be a committed Christian, able to 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
  • Show
    commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
  • Possess
    the ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific
    local cultural context
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged
to apply.
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.
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: 3rd April,
2015.

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