Non-profit Vacancies – Health Coordinator at Millennium Promise Alliance Inc.




Organization: Millennium Promise Alliance Inc.
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader
About Us:
Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. is the
leading international non-profit organisation solely committed to supporting
the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the implementation
of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in 10 countries across Africa. The
Millennium Villages Project (MVP) implemented by the Millennium Promise and
supported by the Earth Institute at Columbia University is a new bottom-up and
integrated approach to lift developing country villages out of the poverty trap
that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages’
teams of experts in agriculture, nutrition and health, economics, energy,
water, infrastructure, environment and information technology are working with
local communities and governments to apply a scientific proven holistic package
of interventions to help villages get out of extreme poverty and meet the universal
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Planning and Implementation;
·        
Plan,
manage coordinate and ensure achievement of performance targets in the health
sector in MVP.
·        
Overseeing
the health sector in developing annual and quarterly work plans.
2.
Supervision and Management;
·        
Carrying
out support supervision and coordinating health facilitators in implementation
of community health interventions.
·        
In
charge of managing and effectively supervising MVP health facilitators and
facility-based health workers and strengthening their skills to ensure delivery
of quality health care services.
·        
Ensuring
submission of endorsed weekly, monthly, quarterly plans and reports of the
sector and of sector staff to the team leader.
·        
Taking
lead and effectively managing community health interventions with special focus
on immunization, sanitation, HVI/AIDS, malaria, family planning and sexually
transmitted infections.
·        
Ensuring
supervision, coordination of Community Health Worker activities and training of
CHWs in thematic areas.
3.
Scale-up and Transition:
·        
Technically
supporting the M&E in the end-term Evaluation through provision of
oversight and technical support to the health component of the final evaluation
of MVP in Ruhiira.
·        
Working
closely with the Isingiro district leadership to implement scale- up
activities.
·        
Develop,
manage and nurture effective partnerships with National, District and other
local government authorities responsible for planning, policy, and implementing
health activities.
4.
Research and Knowledge Building:
·        
Responsible
for organising monthly meetings for all sector staff and other stake holders
·        
Organise
and undertake capacity building activities such as trainings and workshops
targeting sector staff, MVP staff and other stake holders.
5.
Partnerships and collaboration:

Working with the Team in fostering and implementing activities with partner
organisations, NGOs and communities
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in health related field such as
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy (Master’s Degree in related field would be
desirable)
·        
At
least five years’ experience in Government or Non- Government Sectors.
·        
Past
experience of managing health care interventions and activities
·        
The
applicant must be registered in a recognised professional medical body
·        
Team
work and leadership skills
·        
Skills
in community interaction and mobilisation
·        
Capacity
to work with and support groups with specific/special health needs
·        
Creativity
and ability to handle community health needs
·        
Capacity
to utilise ICT for communication and health service management
How to Apply: 
All interested persons should send an
application letter, Curriculum Vitae, three work related referees, scanned
copies of academic certificates and testimonials and contacts of previous
employment to address mvp.ruhiira@millenniumpromise.org.  Please clearly indicate “Your names
application for post of Health coordinator MVP” in the subject of E-mail.
Deadline: 25th May 2015
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