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World Vision USAID HIWA Grant Jobs – Program Management Specialist – MCH, Nutrition and Small Group

Organisation: World Vision International
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, HIV and Health
About WVU:
World Vision International 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 Management Specialist –
MCH, Nutrition and Small Group will work closely with implementing partners,
provide technical support ,coordination and capacity building of maternal and
child health and nutrition programs in the HIWA Project operational areas to
ensure alignment with Ministry of Health (MOH) maternal and child survival
strategies focusing on implementing key intervention models and program
packages for community based maternal and child health interventions in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support strategy development
    and priority setting for maternal child health and nutrition interventions
    in the HIWA Project
  • Work in liaison with the maternal and
    child health and Nutrition programmes at MOH to ensure that their
    objectives are translated and met by the HIWA supported sectors.
  • Support target Ministries and Institutions
    to plan, scale up and strengthen community and facility based maternal and
    child health prevention and treatment and nutrition services
  • Offer technical support to Health
    Facilities in targeted institutions in conducting situation analysis,
    baseline survey, program design, monitoring and evaluation pertaining to
    MCH and nutrition programs.
  • Work with HIWA implementing partners to
    develop and adopt information, education and communication (IEC) and
    behavioral change materials in promoting maternal and child health at
    national and institutional level.
  • Liaise with other sectors to ensure that
    MCH and nutrition outcomes are integrated within the Health Facilities in
    the target institutions
  • Build staff and/or partner capacity in
    Nutrition Interventions
  • Guidelines and tools for design and
    implementation of health and nutrition interventions developed and
    disseminated to staff and/or partners
  • In charge of the implementation of
    nutrition interventions closely monitored to ensure adherence to National
    policy guidelines.
  • The incumbent will also perform any other
    duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Program Management Specialist MCH,
    Nutrition and Small Groups should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), nutrition, Food Science and Technology and /
    or health related discipline.
  • At least three years’ experience in
    managing HIV/AIDS, maternal, child health and nutrition programs or
    projects
  • Three years’ experience in managing or
    implementing a USAID Funded Project
  • Excellent organizational skills and
    ability to work with diverse teams across the organisation
  • Excellent skills required in program
    design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and
  • evaluation
  • Experience in working communities with
    good knowledge of public health system and structures
  • The applicant must be a highly creative
    individual with strong sense of vision, commitment and priorities
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to
    stand above denominational diversities.
NB: The position is open to Only Ugandan
Nationals.
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: 17th July, 2015.
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