World Vision International NGO Jobs – Project Manager-Maternal New Born and Child Health Project

Organisation: World Vision International 
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Project Manager will manage the implementation
of all the Maternal New Born and Child Health Project activities in the
designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the good quality of the project in
line with Ministry of Health (MoH).
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 support in the development
    of project designs and annual operational plans of the KOICA MNCH project
    including the timed and targeted Counseling (ttC), mHealth platform at the
    Village level, Essential Maternal and newborn Care including the EmNOC,
    contribute to the 100- days through the Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP)
    and technical advice to other MNCH projects.
  • Work in liaison with the Ministry of
    Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH, providing
    evidence using the internationally recognized models like the LQAS for
    community based outcomes and the quality Improvement approaches including
    mentoring and coaching of service providers.
  • Representation and advocacy for World
    Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at National level forums using
    evidence based framework including operations research in the area of
    systems strengthening and the contribution of the VHTs to this MNCH.
  • Work closely with line WV staff and
    district partners to technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches
    in the MNCH proposal to facilitate implementation of the key activities,
    including promoting access through the integrated community outreaches
    approach, Health centre functionality, Positive Deviance Hearth, The Child
    Days Plus, the Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiatives (BFHI), Helping
    Babies breath and Helping mothers Survive, cPMTCT and EMNOC for Uganda.
  • 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
  • Technically 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
  • Technically support partners and sub
    grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset management policies
Performance management and
Supervision:
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
Project Development:
  • Compile required relevant documents
    ensuring quality implementation of MNCH in line with the standards
    addressing the particular response
  • Engage 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 alignment with WV & KOICA
    standards to the Program Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision
    career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing,
    Nutrition, public Health and / or health related discipline. Possession of
    a Master Degree in Public Health is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in
    managing a similar project
  • Knowledge and understanding the MNCH,
    Nutrition and HIV
  • Strong organizational skills and ability
    to work with diverse teams across the organization
  • Excellent skills required in program
    design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Past experience in working communities
    with good knowledge of public health system and structures
  • Must be creative individual with strong
    sense of vision, commitment and priorities
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to
    stand above denominational diversities
  • Must have strong organizational skills and
    an ability to work with diverse teams across considerable distances
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral) and strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to travel 30% of the time
  • Show commitment to World Vision Core
    Values and Vision Statement
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: 8th May, 2015.

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