World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.
Position: Temporary Project Officer Health – AIM Health Plus
Report to: Project Manager
Location: Busia District
Purpose of the position:
To facilitate the development and execution of Maternal Neonatal and Child health Nutrition (MNCHN) activities at both facility and community in Busia district in line with organizational and MOH strategy and objectives. Including Newborn Care, Goal Oriented ANC, Post Natal Care, EmNOC Signal Functions, Nutrition and community based MNCH.
- Lead and coordinate planning and implementation of all capacity building activities in the implementation sites including offsite, onsite trainings, mentorship, performance and quality improvement activities at the District, community and health facility level using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.
- Provide necessary technical guidance to key partners during the implementation of the project.
- Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP
- To critically enrich the project team with the social dynamics of communities in regard to MNCH, working with VHTs, small groups like the Mother Care Groups and community engagements.
- Support to Community Health Information Management System strengthening by ensuring the operationalization of the community health Mobile phone platform for reporting on ttC for and the entire CHMIS MoH System.
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
- Oversee the rollout of the MNCHN data collection process at the community and health facility level and maintain the respective data bases updated.
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 finances 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
- Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner of choice n mhealth landscape
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
- Must have a University Degree in Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Clinical Medicine/Dip in Midwifery/Nursing with a degree in Public health or a health related degree.
- Working experience of 1 year working in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and health care at any level of implementation
- Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures
- Good understanding of the current Health Systems in Uganda
- In-depth knowledge working with the district local government, community health structures
- (Village Health Teams(VHTs) and Health Unit management committees(HUMCs)
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong level of Integrity, transparency and accountably
- Experience implementing Quality improvement initiatives
- Understanding the social determinants of health and community dynamics.
- Knowledge of community based MNCH integrated services
- Knowledge of MNCH methodologies and other related approaches
Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills