NGO Careers – Project Coordinator – MNCH Project at World Vision

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: Program
Manager
Duty Station: Hoima, Uganda
About US:
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
Coordinator will support the World Vision MNCH Project through the implementation
of all project activities in the designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the
quality of the project in line with Ministry of Health (MoH) and Donor related
policies .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Build and strengthen strategic networks with other
actors to support the districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including:
Goal oriented ANC, HIV/AIDS, EmNOC, ICCM (Integrated Community Case management)
for Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Malaria and nutrition programming, community
systems strengthening including VHT functionality and health advocacy
·        
Work in liaison with the Ministry of Health to
improve government interventions in the area of MNCH, providing evidence using
the internationally recognized models such as LQAS for community based outcomes
and quality improvement approaches including mentoring and coaching of service
providers, LiST and qualitative methodologies.
·        
Offer expert advice to the development of project
designs and annual operational plans of the MNCH project including timed and
targeted Counseling (ttC), mHealth platform at the Village level, Essential
Maternal and newborn Care (EmNOC), contribute to the 100 days through the
Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP) and provide technical advice to other MNCH
projects.
·        
Representation and advocacy for World Vision (WV)
and other MNCH programming at national level forums using evidence based
frameworks including operations research in the area of systems strengthening
and the contribution of VHTs to MNCH.
·        
Work in liaison with WV staff and district partners
to technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches in the proposal and
facilitate implementation of 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 Breathe and Helping Mothers
Survive, cPMTCT and Signal functions for EmNOC for Uganda.
·        
Project Coordination:
·        
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
·        
Project Monitoring and Evaluation:
o   Support
effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed
standards
o   Ensure full
participation of beneficiary communities in design, monitoring and evaluation
by attending community mobilizations, meetings and community trainings.
·        
Finance Management:
o   Ensure proper
management of financial resources and assets in line with WV policies and donor
requirements
o   The incumbent
will support partners and sub grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset
management policies
·        
Performance management and Supervision: Work closely 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
·        
Networking and collaboration:
o   Engage with the
District and Sub County Health authorities and support the Program Manager in
managing relations with government structures and civil society coalitions
o   The incumbent
will 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.
o   Identify areas
for lobbying and advocacy and work with the Health Advisor to develop action
plans/initiatives to address the same.
·        
Documentation and Reporting: Compile field
visit and data validation reports and identify opportunities for improvement
and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports in line with WV
standards to the Program Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree
in Nursing, Nutrition, public health and / or health related discipline.
·        
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Health is
an added advantage
·        
At least four years’ experience in managing similar
related programs or projects
·        
The ideal candidate should hold prior leadership
experience in the area of maternal newborn & child health and Nutrition and
HIV models and proven ability in advocacy management and leadership.
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the MNCH,
Nutrition and HIV programming
·        
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work
with diverse teams across the organization
·        
Excellent skills required in program design,
reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
·        
Prior experience in working communities with good
knowledge of public health system and structures
·        
Must be highly creative with strong sense of vision,
commitment and priorities
·        
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to
work with diverse teams across considerable distances Excellent communication
skills (written and oral) and strong interpersonal skills
·        
Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission
statement and Core Values
·        
Must be able to travel 30% of the time
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: 16th November, 2015

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