Senior Officer, Community Health (Korea Innovative Maternal and Child Health Initiative KIMCHI) NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Fort Portal,
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer, Community Health (Korea Innovative Maternal and Child Health
Initiative KIMCHI) will be responsible for planning and ensuring quality and
timely delivery of community based services of the MNCH program; including
leading and coordination in collaboration with the District Health Team
Leadership-mapping and training of VHTs in ICCM and community newborn care;
integrated outreach mobile outreach MNCH clinics; child health days ; support
supervision and mentorship of VHTs; and accurate documentation and reporting of
community based activities  The Senior
Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team
in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level activities on
behalf of the MNCH Program Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Senior Officer, Community Health career opportunity should hold a bachelor’s
degree in a health related subject or higher diploma in either midwifery,
nursing or clinical officer.
Possession of a postgraduate training in either
public health, or health systems strengthening, or community health, or
reproductive Health and  Gender,  is an added advantage
At least three years’ experience in MNCH related
program. Experience of working with District Local Government on MNCH programs
with a focus on improving service delivery at the community level is of added
Skills and experience in training and mentorship
of Village Health Teams needed.
Willingness to work in Ntoroko District
Previous experience of working with local
partners and training as a Master trainer in either ICCM, Community newborn
care and family planning delivery.
Knowledge of local languages in Ntoroko
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Past exposure and experience of working with
local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
Excellent analytical skills and strategic
planning abilities.
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation
skills are a must.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached
to applications
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted
and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 9th
December 2016

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