Project Officer Health and Nutrition job at World Vision Uganda

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Vacancy title: Project Officer Health and Nutrition

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

World Vision Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
15 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, August 01, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


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JOB DETAILS:
Purpose of the position:
To implement field level health technical programme activities and relevant sponsorship performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.
• 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 on a monthly basis
• Conduct Health camps to ensure good health and prevent Registered Children (RC) deaths.
• Facilitate and document the integration of MVC in the Area program and integrate into the TP programming.
• Support District wide selected activities outside of the Area program in the district of operation
• 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
• 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 sub county level
• Support implementation of National campaigns “It Takes a World” to address the heath issues.
• Compile issue reports and position papers for sharing with relevant stakeholders at sub county and district level.
• Engage Faith leaders in implementation of health activities and track cases addressed
Monitoring and evaluation
• 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.
• Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams
• Conduct quarterly reflection meetings with Community Health workers and follow-up on agreed actions.
• Build the capacity of Community Health workers to implement and report on activities implemented
Child Protection and Wellbeing
• Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
• Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
• Minimum of a diploma in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.
• Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel And Power point)
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Community Mobilization and engagement skills
• Report writing skills
• Networking and influencing skills
• Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
• Ability to ride a motorcycle.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community health and engagement with programming sectors (health and WASH)
• Willing to stay in rural setting within Sub County of operation
• Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
• Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.


Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

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