Global Fund Unit Coordinator

*Preferred position location: Washington D.C., USA. Other locations to be determined by home country of succesful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Global Fund Unit (GFU) Coordinator will provide research, analytical, knowledge management and grants acquisition and management support for World Vision International’s Global Fund portfolio. The GFU Coordinator will develop and manage tools for monitoring and reporting on our portfolio and for communicating broadly with field, regional and support office stakeholders through our knowledge management platform. She or he will also assist with development of training and resource materials and coordination of workshops and meetings.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Knowledge Management:

  • Keep the Global Fund knowledge management platform up-to-date by monitoring and posting updated guidance, tools, announcements, articles and stories; managing a blog; maintaining the document library with up –to-date tools, policies, guidelines and technical papers and reports.

  • Develop and distribute regular Newsletters and informational posts to Interest Group members and manage the Interest Group and other stakeholder lists.

  • Plan and Coordinate regular Interest Group webinars (minimum monthly) including scheduling of internal and external speakers, invitations and announcements, moderating and recording.

  • Prepare or assist with writing and updating fact sheets, case studies, brochures, and other lessons learned documentation.

  • Publish annual portfolio report.

Portfolio Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting:

  • Maintain and improve existing analytical tools for tracking grant opportunities and acquisition, portfolio growth and portfolio quality assurance indicators.

  • Provide regular (quarterly) and annual analysis of portfolio growth and quality.

  • Interface regularly with field offices, WV financial services and WV GAM to obtain updates and ensure quality of financial data.

  • Manage annual portfolio results assessment.

Support to Grant Acquisition:

  • Actively monitor national and regional Global Fund grant opportunities, mapping and recommending prioritized engagements.

  • Support Global Fund grants acquisition by guiding field offices on the WV Global Fund Business Process, Global Fund funding model; and providing technical and financial review of all proposals before submissions.

  • Keep WV Global Fund Unit Brochure, Malaria, and HIV/TB technical capacity statements, Past Performance References, cost estimates, other proposal components up-to-date and of high quality.

  • Assist coordination of new award Start-Up processes, linking stakeholders to best practice resources and ensuring appropriate networking of internal and external expertise.

Capacity Building and Meeting Management:

  • Plan and coordinate an annual capacity building workshop.

  • Develop and manage a pro-active virtual capacity building curriculum delivered through monthly IG meetings.

  • Ensure that internal stakeholders benefit from maximum exposure to relevant technical literature from the donor and other sources.

  • Document meeting notes ensuring effective capture and communication of relevant content and action points.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master's degree in public health, public administration or a related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in public health programming, in functions of resource acquisition, new business development, program design, management and administration, knowledge management and/or quality assurance.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working on major donor grant acquisition in public health sectors of HIV&AIDS, malaria, TB, nutrition or Maternal Newborn and Child Health with strong understanding of bilateral and multilateral donor grant cycles and funding requirements.

  • Excellent networking, facilitation and presentation skills with particular facility in interacting with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, and moderating meetings and working groups.

  • Excellent facility with basic analytical software, tools and methods.

  • Excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrated ability to prepare high quality papers, reports and studies in English.

  • Excellent computer and internet skills for research and management of knowledge management platform.

  • Must be able to coordinate with diverse stakeholders successfully on virtual platforms.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills in Spanish and/or French preferred, in addition to English.

  • Excellent coordination skills.

  • High aptitude in Excel, MS Teams, MailChimp.

  • Two years of experience living and working in a developing country.

  • Experience with successful grant proposal preparation and proposal writing.

  • Experience with training and meeting management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.

Project Officer-Nutrition

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Project Officer - Nutrition

Reporting to : Project Manager

Grade Level : 12

Work Location : Turkana, Kilifi & Kitui

Purpose of Position

To implement and monitor nutrition improvement through cash and health education in the County using various approaches which include Baby Friendly Community initiatives, Infant and Young Child Nutrition and capacity building of health workers, community health volunteers and community leaders.

Major Responsibilities

Programmatic and technical support for nutrition projects-50%

  • Ensure all affected children, pregnant and lactating women are identified, admitted and discharged from emergency nutrition programs as per national Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition(IMAM) guidelines and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) guidelines

  • Support the communities to identify Nutrition challenges and develop community lead solutions during implementation of NICHE

  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health staff to be able to implement Baby Friendly community initiatives at both county and Sub county level.

  • Work closely with community Health volunteers to mobilize communities to participate in nutrition project interventions

  • Conduct training and sensitization of health facility staff and Community Health Volunteers on BFCI, IYCF and micronutrients supplementation

  • Strengthening of community structures to ensure they receive appropriate health and nutrition services

  • Support Community health volunteers to conduct household nutrition counselling for BFCI and NICHE beneficiaries at community level.

  • Support the Sub-County and county nutrition officers) to conduct community follow ups for community units

  • Ensure Integration of child protection while implementing BFCI at community level.

  • Integration of nutrition into livelihood interventions to ensure food security at household level.

  • In liaison with project accountant ensure monthly tracking of project expenditure and manage work plans and budgets

Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes-20%

  • Develop quality reports: weekly situation reports, monthly reports and quarterly reports as per WV and/donor(s) reporting guidelines

  • In liaison with other project partners and MoH develop monitoring plan, analyze nutrition information from health information system and other sources to understand trends for timely decision making

  • Document success stories, and best practices to demonstrate the impact created by WVK from the project implementation.

Advocacy, Engagement, Networking & Partnerships-10%

  • Represent WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings county and/or sub-county levels

  • Conduct advocacy activities to ensure resource allocation to nutrition by county governments

  • Engaging with MoH as Sub-County or county level to influence resource allocation nutrition

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building-10%

  • Ensure capacity Building of government community and CBOs be able to effectively manage and sustain Health and Nutrition interventions

Resource Acquisition -5%

Identify potential areas for fundraising and provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for health and nutrition, education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels

Others-5%

  • Attend and participate/ lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

  • Minimum three (3) years working experience of which two (2) should be in maternal infant and young child nutrition interventions

  • Good understanding of Ministry of health systems, Nutrition programming models, standards and guidelines, Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels

  • Knowledge of national Health and Nutrition policy and advocacy instruments and structures

  • First-hand experience in Health and Nutrition community resilience programming

  • Significant experience working with an NGO environment, community and peoples’ groups, state institutions etc.

  • Working knowledge of child safeguarding policy

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills.

  • High professional ethics and integrity

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Must Have minimum of Bachelor degree in Nutrition, or related discipline from a recognized University.

  • MUST be registered with relevant health associations such e.g. Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Experience in Baby friendly community initiative

  • Experience working in multicultural, multi-location teams;

  • Experience in conducting health and nutrition surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS), Open Data Kit or ENA-SMART methodologies

  • Experience working with Ministries of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and other structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners