Jobs – Project Coordinator-Butaleja MNCH Project

Job Title: Project Coordinator-Butaleja MNCH Project

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 in over 40 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does 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 MNCH Project Coordinator will steer the implementation of all project activities in the designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the quality of the project in line with Ministry of Health (MoH) and KOICA policies .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and build strategic networks with other actors to support the districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including: Goal oriented ANC, HIV/AIDS, ICCM (Integrated Community Case management) for Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Malaria and nutrition programming, community systems strengthening including VHT functionality and health advocacy
  • Offer technical direction and guidance to the development of project designs and annual operational plans of the KOICA MNCH project including timed and targeted Counseling (ttC), mHealth platform at the Village level, Essential Maternal and newborn Care (EmNOC), contribute to the 100 days through the Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP) and provide technical advice to other MNCH projects.
  • Dialogue with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH, providing evidence using the internationally recognized models such as LQAS for community based outcomes and quality improvement approaches including mentoring and coaching of service providers.
  • The incumbent will also be required to represent and advocate for World Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at national level forums using evidence based frameworks including operations research in the area of systems strengthening and the contribution of VHTs to MNCH.
  • Guide and provide technical support to Community Development Facilitators.
  • Coordinate project activity implementation.
  • Strengthen capacity of implementing partners at village, sub county and district level
  • Support effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards
  • Ensure full participation of beneficiary communities in design, monitoring and evaluation by attending community mobilizations, meetings and community trainings.
  • Ensure proper management of financial resources and assets in line with WV policies and donor requirements
  • Support partners and sub grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset management policies
  • Work with the procurement officer and engineer to ensure appropriate MNCH materials  are purchased and construction process of infrastructure under the project are adhered to the contract agreement
  • Actively engage and interact with the District and Sub County Health authorities and support the Program Manager in managing relations with government structures and civil society coalitions
  • Effectively network with local government structure and any other agencies undertaking activities in the target community and ensure that such activities are well integrated with World Vision and community activities to promote sustainability and ownership of interventions in planning and implementation.
  • Identify areas for lobbying and advocacy and work with the Health Advisor to develop action plans/initiatives to address the same.
  • Compile field visit and data validation reports and identify opportunities for improvement and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports in line with WV & KOICA standards to the Program Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Project Coordinator should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Nursing, Nutrition, public Health and / or any other Health related discipline.
  • Possession of a Masters Degree in Public Health is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in managing similar related projects
  • High level of understanding of the MNCH, Nutrition and HIV programming
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams across the organization
  • Excellent skills in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to:  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.

NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 19th August, 2014

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