Fresher Project Officer AIM Health Plus NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:        Project Officer AIM Health Plus
Organisation: World Vision
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
AIM Health Plus
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.”
About AIM Health Plus Project:
The AIM Health Plus Programme is a 5-year infant and maternal health
programme, funded by Irish Aid. It is being implemented in 8 World Vision areas
of operation in Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritania and Sierra Leone from January 2017
– December 2021. The overall goal of the programme is to reduce neonatal and
infant mortality rates by 20% and maternal mortality ratios by 15% in each
programme area. This will be achieved through the promotion of illness
prevention, health promotion and health care seeking behaviour at household and
community levels, while also supporting Ministry of Health and local civil
society to identify and address gaps in maternal and child health service
provision. Digital health technology will also be embedded in this programme,
in line with Ministry of Health policy, to accelerate and amplify maternal and
child health outcomes.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer Aim Health Plus Project will use their technical skills in the application
of a set of MNCHN tools and techniques that assist people, no matter what their
abilities are, to be able to explore and express their aspirations and
preferences. The scope of this role covers from facilitation through to the
achievement of sustainable MNCHN outcomes. The role requires working with
people from a range of backgrounds and in a variety of community settings,
including a person’s home or neighbourhood, VHTs, Health facilities and local
CBOs. The incumbent will be tasked with the following;
  • Coordinate all project activities at a
    district level and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets.
  • Support the Team on all aspects of Newborn
    Care, Goal Oriented ANC, Post Natal Care aspects, EmNOC its Signal
    Functions and community based MNCH
  • Critically enrich the project team with
    the social dynamics of communities in regard to MNCH, working with VHTs,
    small groups like the Parent support Groups and community engagements.
  • Enhance the team with the Nutrition
    aspects of the 1000 days, focusing on the community Nutrition intervention
    and community management of acute malnutrition, kitchen gardening and
    Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) for systems
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Project Management
  • Steer the roll out of the MNCHN projects
    in the Project site by ensuring that the projects are using the most
    appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.
  • Provide necessary technical guidance to
    system’s partners during the course of the project
Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in
the DIP:  
The incumbent will ensure
that all MNCHN and other related deliverables are achieved according to the
detailed implementation plan.
Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
  • Works with the Project Manager in the
    preparation of quality project reports are submitted on time to support
    offices and donors.
  • Work with health staff and program
    development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the
    project, on the required basis
  • Manage the rollout of the MNCHN data
    collection process at the community and health facility level
Reporting and Accountability:
  • Maintains records of activity
    implementation as approved by the PM in a developed ToR
  • Produces monthly report that shows what
    has been active and done in the project area
  • Manages allocated monies and organization
    resources (such as phones, cameras, bus cards) as per agreed practices
  • Prepares for and participates in
    evaluation projects when required
  • Participates in meetings and contribute to
    organization development
Partnership Development: Work closely with development agencies
and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to
position World Vision as a strategic partner in mhealth landscape
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project
    Officer AIM Health Plus Project job opportunity must hold a University
    Degree in Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology or
    a health related degree.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working
    in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and health
    care at any level of implementation
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    working communities with good knowledge of public health system and
    structures
  • Familiarity with the social determinants
    of health and community dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of community based MNCH
    integrated services
  • Broad knowledge of MNCH methodologies and
    other related approaches
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and
    counseling skills.
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: 22nd March,
2017

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