Health and Nutrition Coordinator (Re-advertised)

Health and Nutrition Coordinator – Re-advertised

 

NB: This is a re-advertisement hence all those who applied previously
need not apply again.

 

GOAL is seeking a
driven and proactive individual to work as Health
and Nutrition Coordinator
in Kampala to oversee the implementation of a
portfolio of projects that focus on health systems strengthening, preventative
nutrition and health and other emergencies. They will support advocacy and
coordination efforts with interagency and governmental working groups and
forums, will promote learning and adaptive management and will contribute
towards the growth of the overall portfolio. 

 

The Health and
Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that all projects under
their portfolio area are implemented to agreed parameters, workplans, results
frameworks and budgets. They will also be asked to directly implement some
projects – leading key activities with support from other staff under the
portfolio and managing partners and project on-granting processes. They will
ensure that project implementation is progressing in line with GOAL and donor
compliance requirements, including timely and quality donor reporting and
communications

 

Note that this position is contingent on
funding.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Health and Nutrition
programme strategic development

·       
Work
with GOAL Uganda Management and the Global Advisors to develop GOAL Uganda’s
Health and Nutrition programme, ensuring that the programme reflects GOAL’s
global priorities and values and positions us to meet our mission.

·       
Contribute
to the development of and regular updating of GOAL Uganda’s Health and
Nutrition portfolio strategy, as part of annual country planning and
organisational strategic processes

·       
Lead
technical oversight and direction for GOAL Uganda’s Health and Nutrition
programme, which includes a portfolio of different donor-funded projects

·       
Engage
actively in cross-organisational platforms and build strong relationships with
other GOAL country leads on Health and Nutrition

·       
Maintain
up-to-date information on health and nutrition issues, current good practice
and training strategies for all aspects of GOAL’s Health and Nutrition
programming and pass on newly acquired information to respective field
teams. 

·       
Remain
up to date with changes and innovation in the global and national sectors of
relevance and support team member continuous learning, including through
training.

·       
Share
learnings across GOAL Uganda’s programme areas and identify opportunities for
multisectoral interventions

Programme management,
implementation and technical support

·       
Using
an adaptive management approach, oversee the successful implementation of GOAL
Uganda’s Health and Nutrition strategic activities and portfolio of projects
and support and hold portfolio staff accountable for programme and project
implementation, managing programme and project budgets and monitoring financial
transactions as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols

·       
Co-ordinate
activities with other sectors i.e.; water/sanitation and livelihood programs
and build sustainable community approaches

·       
Identify,
nurture and manage all civil society and private sector partnerships, including
the on-granting process, reporting and compliance as per GOAL’s On-Granting
policies for projects within your programme portfolio

·       
Ensure
programme procurement and contracting needs, logistics, finance and human
resource are managed effectively and in line with GOAL policy.

·       
Ensure
all programme reporting (internal and external) is delivered on time and is of
high quality, coordinating team inputs with the support of the Programme
Support Officer.

·       
Ensure
the integration of Safeguarding and community feedback mechanism (CFM) in all
programme and project activities, with each project having a safeguarding risk
assessment conducted to inform adjustments and adaptations as required.

Human resource management

·       
Line
management of the Health and Nutrition Programme/Project Managers and any other
assigned staff, ensuring that all team members have clear and measurable
(SMART) performance management objectives and that they are measured regularly
and in line with policy

External and Internal
representation and coordination

·       
Manage
a team coordination and outreach strategy, identify key stakeholder
relationships and develop and share strategic messaging on the GOAL Health and
Nutrition programmes

·       
Take
the lead in building and leveraging key health and nutrition and related sector
networks, government departments and partnerships, with specific responsibility
for advocating and influencing at a district and national level for GOAL’s
Health and Nutrition programming

·       
Coordinate
health and nutrition activities with relevant bodies such as MOH, UNICEF, WHO,
health and nutrition clusters and I/NGOs and cultivate relationships by
attending regular meetings and ensuring that GOAL Uganda is professionally
represented at Health and Nutrition and relevant multi sectoral coordination
meetings and events.

·       
Ensure
close coordination and sharing of information with other district and national
level stakeholders such other I/NGOs, and government actors and global agencies

·       
Build
and sustain relationships with internal GOAL stakeholders key to the programme
and drawn on them for support, advice and programme advancement

·       
Responsible
for regularly liaising with the relevant GOAL HQ technical advisors

·       
Support
all efforts towards accountability to project participants. This includes
actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design,
monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes.

Fundraising

·       
Working
with the Programme Support Officer and ACDP, map and identify appropriate
fundraising opportunities to support the country implementation and delivery of
the Health and Nutrition programme strategy

·       
Actively
develop relationships with strategic partners and potential donors, keeping
up-to-date and partner and donor mapping for the quality Health and Nutrition
programme, to explore the potential for funding, partnership and collaboration.

·       
Working
with the Technical Team, Programme Support Officer and ACDP, design and develop
quality Health, Nutrition and multisectoral proposals.

·       
Engage
with other key Health and Nutrition partners and donors in Uganda and elsewhere
and explore the potential for funding, partnership and potential collaboration

Monitoring, evaluation,
accountability and learning

·       
Work
with the GOAL Uganda MEAL department to ensure that appropriate systems are in
place to monitor and measure all GOAL Uganda Health and Nutrition programming;
this includes active participation in MEAL, developing new and appropriate
monitoring tools and ensuring the timely collection, presentation, analysis and
distribution of programme data.

·       
Undertake
regular field visits to review and report on Health and Nutrition programme
progress specifically in relation to their efficiency and effectiveness and
determine any future program recommendations.

·       
Regularly
review monitoring data and manage programmes using an adaptive management
approach

·       
Develop
learning and communication materials of high quality for internal and external
audiences.

·       
Ensure
close coordination and sharing of information with other district and national
level stakeholders such other I/NGOs, and government actors and global agencies

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful
in this role, you will need:

·       
Master
in Public Health/Nutrition, Environmental Health, Social Sciences or related
discipline. Experience may substitute for qualifications.

·       
At
least five years professional experience in a senior role in complex Health and
Nutrition programming in developing countries, two of which are in a similar
position

·       
At
least two years managing complex, high-value and multi-partner/location
projects

·       
Previous
experience in working on public and private health, health and other
emergencies in a leadership capacity

·       
Previous
experience in working on nutrition, particularly preventative,
community-oriented approaches, in a leadership capacity

·       
Previous
experience in implementing projects using participatory and people-centred
approaches

·       
Strong
programme management skills, including planning, grant and budget management

·       
Strong
people management skill, including prioritising workloads, providing targeted
support and mentoring

·       
Experience
supervising and managing partners from a broad range of backgrounds and
experiences

·       
Experience
in networking and coordination at the national levels and with international
partners and stakeholders

·       
Excellent
(English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial
management skills

·       
Strong
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications

·       
Experience
with USAID, ECHO, Irish Aid and other donors

·       
Understanding
of social behaviour change concepts and approaches

·       
Proven
ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive planning
and execution

·       
Adaptive
management skills

·       
Excellent
organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

·       
Market
system training and /or experience

·       
Demonstrated
monitoring and evaluation skills with experience conducting assessments and
surveys.

·       
Soft
Skills in coordination and networking with stakeholders including district and
local government, sector actors, NGO partners and community leaders.

·       
Creativity
and entrepreneurial outlook

·       
Ability
to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate
with internal and external actors

·       
Very
enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the
programme.

 

GOAL

Established in
1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development
programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to
focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.

 

General description of the country
programme:

GOAL has a Staff
Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to
ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from
exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure
of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL,
acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without
authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job
with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is
also subject to a range of background checks. GOAL is an equal opportunities
employer.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email
with 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three
employers  and daytime contact number to;
The Human Resource Manager, GOAL: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title “Health & Nutrition
Coordinator”  in the subject line by 2nd
February 2021.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
CERTIFICATES.

 

NB: Those
who applied previously need not apply again.

 

Deadline: 
2nd February 2021

 

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