Non-profit Careers – Program Officer (PO) – Micronutrient Powders at John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organisation: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Project Name: USAID/SPRING Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Micronutrients Advisor
About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in
improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality
technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI
has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight
U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research &
Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting
organization.
About USAID SPRING Project:
Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and
Innovations in Nutrition (SPRING) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded
by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide
state-of-the-art technical support and facilitate country- led, regional, and
global programs to improve the nutritional status of women and children. The
SPRING implementation team consists of JSI Research & Training Institute,
Inc., Helen Keller International (HKI), The International Food Policy Research
Institute (IFPRI), Save the Children (SC), and The Manoff Group (TMG).
Job Summary: The Program Officer (PO) – Micronutrient
Powders will be part of the SPRING/Uganda program team, providing technical support
to the roll-out of the MNP pilot in selected districts. This position will
support the Micronutrients Advisor in the design, implementation, monitoring
and evaluation of the MNP pilot.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer
timely technical and logistical support in the development of a training
package for trainers of trainers and community health workers including
relevant influence materials.
·        
Assist
the Program Manager in maintaining a strong working relationship with Ministry
of Health and other members of the Uganda MNP Technical Working Group (TWG)
participating in this pilot.
·        
Oversee
all field operations, ensuring the teams in all locations work together
efficiently.
·        
Maintain
the integrity of the MNP intervention, ensuring close adherence to the
implementation protocol, including all plans for distribution and monitoring of
the MNP. The Program Officer will visit implementation sites regularly during
distribution of MNPs to document and monitor the MNP dissemination in
Namutumba, provide support to local SPRING/Uganda and District staff as needed,
and verify proper documentation and record-keeping.
·        
Manage
the logistics of MNP transport to distribution sites to ensure adequate supply
of MNPs to all sites throughout the implementation.
·        
Support
SPRING/Uganda staff and TWG members in development of a survey tool for use in
Namutumba midline and end line data collection activities.
·        
Oversee
the collection of survey data at two time periods during the study, including
finalizing the survey tool (in collaboration with SPRING staff and TWG
members), hiring and training data collectors, organizing data collection and
entry, and managing data analysis.
·        
Manage
the rigorous qualitative documentation of experiences related to the MNP pilot
in Namutumba district. Data will be collected regularly in the field by
SPRING/Uganda interns, but the Program Officer for MNPs is responsible for
developing and maintaining the data collection process, as well as supervising
the process and ensuring overall data quality.
·        
Circulate
key project information and/or materials to the rest of the SPRING team on a
routine basis, including general project updates on a monthly basis.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in nutrition, public health,
statistics, marketing, economics or a related field (preferred).
·        
Excellent
written and oral communications and negotiating skills.
·        
Strong
initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and
effectiveness within a non-hierarchical, participatory management environment.
·        
Computer
literacy and familiarity with basic word processing and spreadsheet software.
·        
Familiarity
with monitoring and evaluation systems, operations and/or formative research design,
and in the design, implementation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative
research studies (preferred).
·        
Proven
ability to train staff in data reporting procedures (preferred).
·        
Experience
working in the areas of nutrition and maternal & child health (preferred).
·        
Experience
in social or commercial marketing (preferred).
·        
Demonstrated
use of statistical analysis software (Stata, SPSS, SAS) (preferred).
·        
Demonstrated
use of qualitative data management software (Nvivo) (preferred).
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to
send their applications via e-mail or hand deliver to these addresses below;
The Chief of Party,
JSI Research & Training Institute
SPRING/Uganda Project
Plot 36/37A, Martyrs Way, Ministers’
Village, Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
OR
Block 01 Plot 295, Kacence, Kaciika,
Mbarara – Uganda
Deadline: 
15th May 2015 by 1.00PM
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