Country Program Coordinator Charity Jobs – Vitamin Angels

Job Title:        Country Program Coordinator
Organization: Vitamin Angels
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Vitamin
Angels is an International charity that is committed to operating efficiently
and effectively, rigorously managing our spending to keep our operating costs
low. More than 90% of every dollar you give provides vitamins for malnourished
children and mothers in need. Our mission is to mobilize and deploy private
sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients,
especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need.
Job Summary: The Country Program Coordinator will continue Vitamin
Angels’ expansion of its micronutrient supplementation program in Uganda and
South Sudan by coordinating with VA’s current network of field partners and
identify, indigenous, non-governmental organizations (NGO) interested in adding
micronutrient supplementation to their existing programs in Uganda and South
Sudan. Once identified, the incumbent will provide these NGOs with
micronutrients and appropriate technical assistance to grow into a loosely
affiliated micronutrient distribution system that delivers essential
micronutrient products to under-nourished women of reproductive age and
pre-school children – preferably as one component of a more robust health and
nutrition program already operated by each partner NGO. In practical terms, VA
seeks a Consultant to work with local partners (e.g., preferably those in the
NGO sector) willing to accept responsibility for the problem of micronutrient
deficiency and implement a locally sustainable micronutrient distribution
system of their own design to address under-nutrition. This system should
operate, preferably, concurrent with health/nutrition services they already
offer to the public OR other non-health services that present a unique and
innovative opportunity to achieve micronutrient distribution among pre-school
age children in need of nutrition services. Under limited circumstances, VA may
help a governmental authority to launch micronutrient distribution services,
but only in conjunction with a NGO partner with local operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Consultant’s key responsibilities are:
  • Advocacy – to advocate with local
    institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as appropriate,
    for their participation in efforts to incorporate universal and targeted
    micronutrient supplementation as a component to comprehensive health and
    nutrition services for under-nourished children,
  • Responsible for the identification and
    activation of micronutrient distribution services by individual
    distribution partners – to screen potential partners, gain agreement from
    primarily NGOs qualified to participate as a micronutrient distribution
    partner, and help each partner to activate micronutrient distribution
    services,
  • In charge of the deployment of resources
    committed by VA for program/project implementation – to mobilize and
    deploy resources committed by VA (e.g., personnel, financial, but
    primarily in-kind donations) by providing logistical support to ensure
    implementation and tracking of VA’s services to grantees and to activate
    the delivery of micronutrient distribution services by the distribution
    partner,
  • Technical assistance – to provide local
    distribution partners with requisite technical services or arrange for
    VA’s technical services department to provide comprehensive technical
    assistance (e.g., training, periodic monitoring, and on-going
    follow-up/problem solving assistance) needed to activate and maintain high
    quality micronutrient distribution service delivery by all local
    distribution partners consistent with VA and internationally accepted best
    public health practice, by providing follow-up support, training, and
    technical assistance
  • Provision of local administrative and
    financial oversight to VA activities – to ensure application of
    appropriate financial and administrative controls and procedures to VA
    sponsored activities in the country,
  • Local coordination – to liaise with all local
    VA implementation partners, grantees, technical counterpart agencies, and
    governmental authorities in furtherance of VA’s country programming
    activities consistent with evidenced-based practices and local law.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a B.A./B.Sc
    degree from an accredited four year university with a degree in public
    health, or a related field. Possession of a Master’s degree or higher in
    public health, community medicine or a related discipline is desired
  • At least two years’ experience performing
    program administration
  • A minimum of two years’ experience providing
    technical assistance to NGOs is desired
  • Previous experience in conducting training
    workshops to health care providers is an added advantage
  • S/he applies expertise in all aspects of
    program design, management and implementation while working to promote, exemplify
    and further the mission, values and culture of VA.
  • Significant field level work experience with
    NGOs in Uganda
  • Existing network of contacts within
    international, bilateral, and government agencies in Uganda and South
    Sudan
  • Computer literacy, including experience
    working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and able to input data
    to an online database after training,
  • Based in Kampala, Uganda with easy access to
    local/international transportation,
  • Willingness to work from home and has
    reliable telephone/internet connectivity in the home,
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and
    internationally during consultancy,
  • Superior written and oral communications
    skills,
  • Superior organizational skills and attention
    to detail, and
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in local language(s)
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged
to send their updated CVs and cover letters online to: programs@vitaminangels.org
Deadline: 20th February, 2016

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