Jobs – Community Health Promotion Manager at Maternity Worldwide

Job Title:  Community Health Promotion Manager

Maternity Worldwide is a registered charity saving lives in childbirth in developing countries. We have a vision is of a world in which all women and their babies can access safe and appropriate childbirth regardless of where they live. Maternity Worldwide addresses the three delays women face in trying to access timely and appropriate healthcare during childbirth – the three delays are; delay in decision to seek care, delay in reaching care and delay in receiving adequate health care.

About Project:

Maternity Worldwide has recently established a presence in Hoima, Uganda in partnership with local maternal health providers. Through these partnerships, Maternity Worldwide has identified high rates of maternal mortality which can be tackled by introducing key interventions that address the three delays as outlined above. Over the next two years, Maternity Worldwide and partners will implement an Integrated Maternal Health project to achieve the changes:

  • Reduced delays in seeking maternal and newborn healthcare
  • Through the provision of community health awareness raising and women’s income generating activities
  • Reduced delays in receiving high quality maternity care
  • Through the construction of a new community health clinic, enhanced referral systems to a larger local clinic Azure and enhanced service provision at Azure for emergency Obstetric Care.

Job Summary: The Community Health Promotion Manager will support the establishment of our first integrated maternal health project in Hoima district, Uganda. The project seeks to provide a comprehensive package of support to the rural communities of Hoima by; enhancing the maternal health knowledge of communities so that risks associated with pregnancy can be identified earlier; developing income generating activities for women to empower them around decisions on money and healthcare; completing the building and equipping of a rural health clinic; enhancing the referral services to the larger clinic for emergencies and enhancing this clinic to become a Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

1. Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Manage the collection of baseline data
  • Establish and maintain a basic monitoring and evaluation process for the project at all stages o To oversee the mid- and final evaluation process including running an end of project workshop Gather case studies from the project

2. Co-ordination with partners and stakeholders:

  • Chair and minute monthly meetings of the project steering committee between partners and community representatives o Meet regularly with the District Health Officers to update them on progress

3. Financial Management:

  • Management of the project budget ensuring cost efficiencies and value for money
  • Ensure good financial records are kept for the project and stored securely

4. Women’s Groups:

  • Oversee the recruitment of the Women’s Group Co-ordinators o Arrange training for the Women’s Group Co-ordinators o Co-ordinate liaison between Women’s Group Co-ordinators and local leaders
  • Technically support the Women’s Group Co-ordinators to establish and run women’s groups using the Maternity Worldwide model

5. Community Health Promotion and Education:

  • Work closely with the Primary Health Care Volunteer to identify and train local health educators
  • In cooperation with local staff, establish the contents of a community health promotion and education programme in consultation with the

6. Rural clinic development and referrals:

  • With local stakeholders, oversee the construction of local clinic, (site
  • Support the development of referral processes between the clinic andAzure
  • Upgrade of Azure Clinic
  • Support the assessment of the Azure Clinic to become a centre for Emergency Obstetric Care

7. Other: Undertaking other duties as deemed appropriate by the position

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • Excellent co-ordination skills with evidence of multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Budget management and monitoring skills
  • Good experience of training groups
  • Past exposure and experience in establishing basic monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Fluent in English and but also local Uganda languages
  • Good IT skills (internet, e-mail, Word and Excel)
  • Development experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Health and Health Promotion Desirable
  • Knowledge of maternal health
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Past experience in Hoima desirable

How to Apply for the job:  

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send A completed application form, download here, which should be sent to vacancies@maternityworldwide.org.

Deadline: 5th September 2014

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