Project Officer Health Non-profit Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Job Title:        Project
Officer 1 Health
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child
Sponsorship and Development Facilitator
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 Officer 1 Health – Kimu Area
Programme will implement field level programmatic activities and sponsorship
performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that
contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project
implementation and reporting
  • Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans,
    implementation of planned health activities and monitoring/ reporting of
    progress.
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and
    community level engagements
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during
    planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora
  • Routinely identify local level health partners, support and facilitate
    them in the implementation of planned activities
  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring
    of programmatic activities
  • Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community
    Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the
    communities at least once a quarter
  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success
    stories.
Community
engagement and advocacy
  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s
    (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program
    development
  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders
    and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate
    participation in the management of various community health and nutrition
    projects
  • Work closely with the community sponsorship and development
    Assistant, train the children committees in the respective parishes in
    advocating for their wellbeing.
  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to
    collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on improvement of the
    health environment and general wellbeing of children.
  • Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child health
    days and celebrations such as the world breast feeding week.
  • Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the health sector
    review meetings both at facility and district level
Monitoring and
evaluation
  • Monitoring the health status of RCs in accordance to the minimum
    programming standard (once every 90 days).
  • Support development and implement integrated monitoring plan in
    assigned area with ADP stakeholders
  • Analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges
  • Compile monitoring reports for management action and participate in updating
    of the databases of the different health models
  • Work with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health
    related matters.
  • Provide information on support and benefit of RCs to the CSDF to
    enable entry in STEP
  • Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data
    for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams
  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success
    stories
Child Protection
and Wellbeing
  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents
    in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
  • Work closely with local leaders to protect children from child
    violations and abuses
  • Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other
    stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Area Project Officer 1
    Health job opportunity must hold a diploma or degree in nursing,
    nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related
    fields.
  • At least three years’ experience in community work and engagement
    with programming sectors (health, education, WASH)
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Good networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and
    dependable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
    diversities.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly
    Chapel services.
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: 19th August 2018
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