Grants Acquisition Manager, WV Myanmar

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Grants Acquisition Manager will work alongside the senior leadership to build World Vision Myanmar’s (WVM) profile across the humanitarian and development sector with donors, partners and networks. The Grant Acquisition Manager will lead the design, donor and partner engagement strategies to position WVM strategically for funding opportunities. The successful candidate will also have a strong approach to mentoring and supporting the personal development of other members of the team to learn and grow.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading WVM’s fundraising including bringing creativity, innovation and proactivity, to secure new funding streams.

  • Developing and nurturing WVM’s relationships with key stakeholders such as donors, partners and networks.

  • Ensuring and promoting WVM’s accountability to internal and external stakeholders including bi- & multi-lateral donors, foundations, private donors and WV Support Offices.

  • Strengthen WVM’s program development internal process and ways of working, and build the grant acquisition capability across the organisation.

  • Oversee the Grant Acquisition Department including staffing related tasks such as recruitments, work allocation, staff performance etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree in Development Studies/International Development, Public Health, Agriculture, Economics.

  • MSc/MA in Development Studies, Business Administration, Management, Technical Field (e.g. Public Health, Economics, Agriculture) or related field.

  • In-depth knowledge on program design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office package.

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian industry, program development, resource acquisition, and donor relations.

  • Demonstrated 5 years’ experience in successful project design, proposal writing, funding acquisition, and donor relations.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing a unit or department.

  • Knowledge of program development and design, resource acquisition, major donors and multi-laterals and donor relations, participatory theory of change/project logic model development.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Prior experience in Myanmar.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

SNAP Health and Nurturing Care Senior Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision International - Laos (WVIL) has recently been awarded 1,500,000 USD grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Grant, and World Vision International New Zealand to implement the Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) in Samoui District Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Commencing on 6th August 2020 to 25th June 2025:

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, Enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).  

World Vision International Lao PDR’s SNAP Project (Samoui Nutrition Action Project) in Salavan province, supported by the New Zealand Government, aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in 15 villages in Saravan Province, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project will have a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.  

The intended goal of the Nutrition Project is that young children have improved nutritional status. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for boys and girls in the 1000 days framework by ensuring;  

1) Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age and children under five 

2) More adolescents’ transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender behaviours 

3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related illnesses, which contribute to malnutrition 

4) Children and their caregivers have improved access to timely, regular, health and nutrition services 

5) Improved access to nutritious food year-round.  

The project seeks to hire a Health and Nurturing Care Senior Coordinator who will be Responsible for technical support and leadership for health and nurturing care activities. This position is based in the Saravan provincial office and reporting to the Project Manager – SNAP project (WV).

The Health and Nurturing Care Senior Coordinator will be responsible for:

  1. Technical oversight and coordination of inputs by the Technical Advisors following global standards and expert guidance from World Vision New Zealand Adviser counterparts. The SNAP project technical team is comprised of Project Manager, Gender, Agriculture, Early Childhood Development, Disability Inclusion and M&E. This role will ensure collaborative and integrated technical inputs along with even distribution of technical support across Samoui SNAP project district; and will ensure quality of activities across all outcomes, resulting in an integrated and holistic approach to achieving the project goal. This includes inputs for mainstreaming disability inclusion in Salavan Province for the SNAP Project. Actions include:

  • Manage the SNAP technical team and work closely with the SNAP project Manager

  • Ensure quality implementation of activities according to the SNAP project design and consolidation of quality reporting from the various technical components

  • Oversight of quality monitoring and evaluation of the project ensuring application of identified learnings, appropriateness of approach and verifiable impact

  • Coordination and reporting within World Vision and with SNAP Partners.

Implementation of ‘Sub-Objective 5: Strengthened multi-sectoral coordination and support for SNAP nutrition at district level’ as described in the project document, together with the M&E Manager. This role will ensure capacity building of district government counterparts to coordinate, plan and report on convergent nutrition actions and learnings, in alignment to priorities by respective Provincial Nutrition Committees. Actions include:

  • Coordinate the training for GoL staff from various levels & line ministries on nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific actions

  • Support selected planning, monitoring and coordination mechanisms for multi-sectoral convergence approaches addressing Nutrition

  • Support nutrition coordination between sub-national and national stakeholders and partners

  1. Quality communication and reporting for the project for technical outcomes. This role will:

    • Collaborate with key stakeholders working within all sectors covered by the SNAP project including Nutrition, RMNCH, NSA, Gender, WASH and Disability

    • Support the Project Manager SNAP to represent SNAP project at Nutrition, Health, Gender, Disability Inclusion and NSA technical working groups

    • Review all project reports with a technical lens ensuring accuracy of information and data, ensure donor reports represent project outcomes and impact, with accurate data and explanation of application of learnings, challenges and successful outcomes.

This position is based in Saravan Province, with frequent travel to the field.

Major activities

  1. Manage technical team

Oversee work plans of Technical project officers and ensure quality of all technical aspects of program interventions related to Nutrition/Health, WASH, Gender, Disability Inclusion, Nurturing Care (ECCD), M&E and Economic Development.

Back stop SNAP project Manager when required

Manage the SNAP technical team (3 direct reports)

  • Project technical staff recruitment

  • Define professional objectives and oversee work plans

  • Assess and support staff

  • Guide, coach, build and strengthen the performance of staff

  • Ensure sharing of expertise of technical advisors across the SNAP project

  • Supervise the proper handling of logistics and transportation of goods and services to field office

  • Ensure all suppliers/vendors are screened through BPS/EPLS

  • Ensure all purchase is compliant to the Grant requirement

  1. Leadership of all coordination activities

Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to coordination and technical activities, including ensuring that all Partners and WV meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV, MFAT-NZ compliance standards

Ensure quality implementation of activities according to the SNAP project design and for the consolidation of quality reporting from the technical components:

  • Implementation and follow-up of project activities

  • Work across with the Project manager SNAP on coordination and monitoring of activity,

  • Logical Framework Approach (LFA) indicators (Design of sanitary survey…)

  • Activity indicators (Activity Progress Report)

  • Consolidate all the sectorial reporting, ensuring quality of contend and detail of achievement, challenges and lessons learnt with outlined suggestions for improvement

  • Provision of technical guidance and backstopping for PM

  1. Collaboration and Coordination

Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the SNAP Project Manager

Coordination and reporting within World Vision and with Partners:

  • Liaising with Project Manager and technical departments in NO for support and orientation of the project, ensuring activities are in line with WVL strategy

  • Review and elaborate reports from technical teams during the first month then monthly

  • Consolidate data regarding all activities implemented (use of databases), oversee project assessments and activities follow-up, in coordination with DME

  • Submit report of activities (consolidate all reports related to the five sectorial objectives) following all required donor and Government formats

  • Ensure compliance with donor communication guidelines

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

    Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements. Oversee M&E Staff.

    Manage MOU budget according to the MOU requirements and template from Lao Government

  2. Financial management

Contribute to management of project technical budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to WVNZ, who then submits to the donor. (Technical budget approx. 1,500,000 USD)

Budget follow up of technical activities across both projects and coordination activities of SNAP objective 5

  • In close collaboration with the SNAP project manager, operational team and the technical team, follow up the expenses and planning of future spending.

  • Under the guidance of the PM, He/She will be Responsible for the overall guidance on sector implementation budget

  1. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  2. Networking and Advocacy

Ensure WV is taking a lead role in coordination in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

Objective 6: Relations with local authorities and partners

  • Represent and information exchange with INGO, local NGO and possibly coordination Cluster group

  • Represent WVL with GoL local authorities: oral and written reporting, respect of national guidelines

Education, knowledge and skills

  1. Bachelor’s degree (International Development, Public Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, Medical or WASH related)

  2. Master’s in Public Health or equivalent

  3. A University degree relevant to Integrated Nutrition and 6 years’ experience in community development programs with a focus on Nutrition and Coordination

  4. Experience in providing senior technical oversight to Nutrition programs and at least one other of the following technical areas – WASH, Gender, Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture or Economic Development

  5. Demonstrated ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff on Nutrition and at least one other technical area (WASH, Gender, Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture or Economic Development).

  6. Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Nutrition

  7. Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, monitoring and evaluation and community empowerment.

  8. Good understanding of coordination Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders.

  9. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  10. Project management knowledge and skills, with strong organizational, IT, and writing skills

  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao.

  12. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision.

  13. Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

Travel and/or Work Environment: Excepted to travel 70% of the time

World Vision in Lao PDR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisations working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.

World Vision has been operating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) since 1968. Supporting our operations in-country are 160 staff responsible for implementing longer-term development programming in 200 villages across 22 districts and 7 provinces throughout the country. Our program aim to support the children with higher vulnerability through sector specific and multi-sectoral programmes and projects across our three strategic focus areas: education, nutrition and child protection and participation.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 15 January 2021, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

WVV Technical Program Specialist- Nutrition

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVI-Vietnam has a total income of around US$ 18,500,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVI-Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY 20, WVI-Vietnam is working in 50 districts across 18 Provinces of Vietnam for both Grant funded projects and Child Sponsorship funded Area Programs. The 50 districts include 37 Area Programs and grants as well as 13 additional districts for grants only.

The 37 Area Programmes (APs) some of which are integrated with grants operate in five zones namely : North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). The additional Provinces for grants include: Quang Ninh (2 districts), Quang Binh (2 districts), Ha Tinh (2 districts), Nghe An (2 districts), Hai Phong (2 districts), Da Nang (3 districts), Quang Tri (1 district), Quang Nam(1 district), Thanh Hoa (1 district). WVI-Vietnam’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. Beside the APs, WVI-Vietnam is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs): Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods. Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. They employ evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Approach (TA). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TA and NO strategic objectives.

The Technical Specialist – Nutrition directly reports to the Technical Program Manager –Nutrition within the Programme Quality and Resource Development Department. The PQRD department consists of a Program Effectiveness Unit, Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) Unit, A Technical Services Unit (in lie with the three Ministry Strategic Objectives) and HEA/DRR Unit.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Technical Specialist – Nutrition supports WVV’s strategic goal to reduce malnutrition for children under 5 through integrated approach.

This role has a strong focus on providing WASH technical expertise and support to ensure the quality of the Nutrition Technical Program implementation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Nutrition Technical Program Implementation

  • Support TP Manager - Nutrition in managing the Nutrition TP within the local context, including ensuring DPA is applied in APs

  • Coordinate and disseminate WASH strategy, program logic, models and best practices.

  • Filter WASH and Nutrition related partnership initiatives and contextualize for Vietnam context. This includes coordination of the collection, documentation and dissemination of World Vision WASH and Nutrition programming experience and best practice.

  • Map WVV WASH and Nutrition activities/policies and approaches, and design a framework to refocus in more integrated ways. Incorporate Government approaches and policies into this thinking.

  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to government counterparts to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality WASH and Nutrition programmes that bring sustained improvements to well-being of children.

  • Identify and document best practices and good models for purpose of advocacy and replication.

Technical Quality Assurance

  • Provide technical guidance on annual planning so that WASH and Nutrition "best practices, lessons learned are integrated into technically sound business plans and services are coordinated.

  • Standardize Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation of the Nutrition Core Project models including Integrated WASH.

  • Standardize DME tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP by working with Program Effectiveness Unit.

  • Support the Nutrition TP Manager in building the capacity of Nutrition Technical Program Officers, Area Programs, national and provincial partners in WASH to ensure the implementation of the Technical Program – Nutrition as per the Technical designs.

  • Promote action learning across World Vision Vietnam through regular WASH and Health and Nutrition Sector Working Group meetings and training of others to take leadership of structured reflection in the zones, APs and grant funded projects

  • Technically endorse all LEAP documents (e.g. Nutrition baselines, designs, proposals, monitoring and evaluations) as per the agreed business process.

  • Support the TP Manager – Nutrition to conduct periodic M&E and reporting activities as required, including taking monitoring support visits to APs implementing WASH and Nutrition projects and providing in the field technical consultation to ensure quality and progress of activities implemented.

Cross Cutting Themes

  • Standardize Gender/Disability/Disaster Risk Reduction/living values development mainstreaming framework/tools/methods/training materials which align with partnership imperatives, best practice approaches, and NO strategic priorities.

  • Conduct technical capacity building activities for AP staff, including indoor training, on the job training, coaching and ongoing technical support to ensure that guidelines/tools on Disability/Gender/DRR/Faith Development mainstreaming are clearly understood, followed and best practices are replicated by AP staff.

  • Develop tools/mechanism to ensure that standard indicators (goal, outcomes, and outputs) are disaggregated by Gender and Disability.

Resource Acquisition

  • Support Nutrition TP Manager in developing Grant/PNS Concept Notes and Proposals for WASH and Nutrition

  • Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of WASH and Nutrition Grant or PNS projects.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

  • Bachelor degree in the relevant field

  • Relevant Master degree is an advance.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong relevant WASH and nutrition technical expertise

  • High level of diplomacy, communication, negotiation and persuasion and advocacy skills.

  • Proven ability to provide coaching and deliver other capacity building activities.

  • Ability to provide supportive supervision to assure the interventions’ quality.

  • Ability to document and share best practice for replication.

  • Good data analysis and reporting skills.

  • Good proposal writing skills.

  • Strong ability to speak, write and read in both English and Vietnamese

Experience

  • Three years’ experience in implementing interventions in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Vietnamese rural communities

  • Experience in working with INGOs

  • Experience in advocacy.

  • Experience in developing WASH or nutrition grant proposals

Our contact details: People and Culture Department (HR Department)

Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.123)

Email: [email protected]

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Project Manager -SUN 2 Project

JOB OPPORTUNITY

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based Organization dealing with Relief aid, Development, and Advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

Position: Project Manager – Scaling Up Nutrition 2 (SUN 2) Project

Reporting to: Grants Management Associate Director

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Purpose of the Position: To provide overall leadership and management oversight on the SUN 2 Project in three districts, including effective coordination with other actors, timely implementation of program activities, and effective response to emerging nutrition needs. The role ensures implementing the project’s components, including needs identification, new programme development, budget management, detailed implementation planning, procurement, and staff management. The Project Manager will directly support District Nutrition Coordinators in coordination, planning, monitoring, data management, and reporting in three districts. The incumbent will maintain working relationships with the Ministry of Health & community authorities, and other key stakeholders at the Provincial level. The PM will actively engage in nutrition meetings and other relevant technical working groups.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall oversight on implementing the SUN 2 project as per the agreed work plan in the approved Project Documents with UNICEF.

  • Manage and Support the development of Detailed Implementation Plans and coordinate implementation of tools, models, and other guidelines in line with core programme models.

  • Manage quality and timely implementation and monitoring of the project within scope, time, and budget.

  • Ensure adequate tracking of project budget expenditure in line with KPIs and donor guidelines

  • Ensure project implementation aligns with the Ministry of Health (MoH) standards and other National Strategies and guidelines on Nutrition.

  • Provide support to field staff and ensure timely submission of monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports for the efficient running of the project

  • Support relationship building initiatives \ Integrated planning at various levels with staff, partners, government, and other stakeholders for improved coordination of the project at various levels

  • ensure smooth implementation and sustainability of the program, continued partnership and sharing best practices in various fields In collaboration with UNICEF, Ministry of Health, National Food and Nutrition Commission, Technical Program Manager, Technical Specialists, and other project stakeholders at facility and community level, ensure smooth implementation and sustainability of the program, continued partnership and sharing best practices in various fields.

  • Participate in provincial and district project level meetings, including amongst others PDCC, technical working group meetings(TWG)…e.t.c

  • Ensure a shared understanding of project deliverables by key stakeholders

  • Ensure the inclusion of key project indicators in all design, monitoring, and evaluation processes.

  • Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to review nutrition reporting indicators and reporting tools/standards.

  • Produce a consolidated annual/semi-annual National Report for sharing with other stakeholders.

  • Support the documentation and dissemination of promising practices from World Vision Zambia Limited operation areas for future programming.

  • Support the development of a data repository for the project for better knowledge management and utilization.

  • Build the capacity of technical staff through staff orientation, coaching, and mentoring for enhanced competency.

  • Manage performance of technical project staff for increased accountability

  • Provide support to the project team and organisational learning to promote a culture of mutual respect amongst staff.

  • Ensure quality project implementation, prudent financial management on the project, and undertake timely performance management

  • Demonstrate spiritual maturity and integrity through daily devotions and other spiritual nurture programmes.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Social Science or in a related technical area

  • Masters in a related technical area or equivalent in Nutrition, Public Health is preferred

  • At least five years of experience in Project management with knowledge of project cycle management

  • Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organisation, preferably NGO context

  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,

  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison, and donor engagement skills

  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.

  • Strong monitoring and evaluation and report writing skills

  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing essential.

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical packages such as SPSS, EPI-Info, e.t.c.

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time.

NOTE:

World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Applications will close by 31st January 2021. Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Nutrition Coordinator -SUN 2 Project

JOB OPPORTUNITY

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based Organization dealing with Relief aid, Development, and Advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

Position: Project Coordinator – Scaling Up Nutrition 2 (SUN 2) Project

Reporting to: Project Manager

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Purpose of the Position: To coordinate Scaling Up Nutrition 2 (SUN 2) at the district level and provide technical and strategic guidance to the planned nutrition program (SUN 2) activities in the health facility and community. The job holder will provide support and guidance to the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC), the District Nutrition Coordinating Committees (DNCC), the Ward Coordinating Committees (WCC), the line Ministry Departments, and other stakeholders at the district level on the project planning and implementation. He/She will work in close collaboration with the Project Manager, Health/Nutrition/WASH/ SEED specialists

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Oversight and Support

  • Support the Project Manager to develop quality field implementation plans in collaboration with DNCC and WNCC members

  • Jointly develop and implement a capacity building plan for volunteers in the Care Group Model,

  • Coordinate with authorities and other nutrition agencies for implementation of nutrition program activities

  • Coordinate with Project Manager, Technical Program Manager -Health on-field implementation plans: annual/quarterly/monthly action plans including financial budget.

  • Jointly develop and implement capacity building plan for DNCC and WNCC members in collaboration with NFNC, UNICEF and line ministries

  • Engage in nutrition meetings and other relevant technical working groups.

Coordination and Networking

  • Coordinate with authorities and other nutrition agencies for implementation of nutrition program activities

  • Coordinate with other stakeholders through District Nutrition Sector working group

Capacity building and Partnership

  • Facilitate training of health workers on in-patient care and management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases in collaboration with MoH in the lead

  • Facilitate the Orientation of health workers on out-patient care and management of SAM cases in collaboration with MoH

  • Facilitate training for partner staff and volunteers staff on Care group model and homestead food production in collaboration with NFNC, MoH, MoA, and UNICEF

  • Ensure the quality implementation of the Scaling Up Nutrition project in close collaboration with the district NFNC officer in the assigned district

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • Participate and review data collection tools with the Project Manager to generate lessons learnt for programme improvement.

  • Work closely with the M&E officer to ensure clear understanding, tracking, and capturing project indicators and quality reporting.

  • Utilize and adapt to learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform programming.

  • Consolidate and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for timely submission.

  • Support the project implementation according to the work plans and prepare reports.

Other.

  • Attend and participate in devotions

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in Nutrition, Health or Public Health is required

  • 2-5 years of relevant working experience in nutrition, health, WASH and/or Food security programs

  • Sound knowledge on Zambia child health and nutrition situation especially excellent technical knowledge on nutrition programming.

  • Strong change management, results-oriented, and decision-making skills

  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with other stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short-term deadlines.

  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals and problem-solving.

  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications.

  • Ability to work under tight timelines, including following deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing essential

  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison, and donor engagement skills

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and functional teams.

  • Computer literate in Word, PowerPoint

  • Computer skills inclusive of Excel and statistical packages such as SPSS, EPI-Info, etc

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time.

NOTE:

World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Applications will close by 31st January 2021. Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Technical Specialist-MNCH

JOB OPPORTUNITY

World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Limited is a faith-based Organization dealing with Relief aid, Development, and Advocacy dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. WVZ is part of World Vision International and serves all people regardless of religion, race, tribe, or gender. We are currently working on 38 large-scale programs in over 30 districts in Zambia.

Position: Technical Specialist – Reproductive Maternal Neo Natal Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHN)

Reporting to: Technical Programme Manager- RMNCAHN

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Purpose of the Position:

To provide technical support for the execution of programme interventions to deliver health promotion and education for reproductive maternal, newborn, child and adolescent nutrition health programming and achieve child wellbeing targets and outcomes.

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Programme Support

  • Support the development, selection and/or adoption of guidelines, tools, models, and protocols to aid programme implementation.

  • Provide technical support to area programmes in designing information, education, and communication material messages for maternal newborn and child health nutrition implementation.

  • Support in the design and implementation review of technical program interventions.

  • Assess and support AP quality activity implementation to ensure that the programme is within scope, time, and budget.

  • Ensure that the information, education and communication (IEC) materials are in place for effective implementation.

  • Ensure recommended technical program models are contextualized for effective implementation in the Area Programme.

  • Contribute to the development, selection and/or adoption of Health Promotion guidelines, tools, models, and protocols to aid programme implementation.

  • Ensure that the information, education, and communication (IEC) materials are developed, printed/ reprinted, distributed and utilized across AP’s for effective health promotion implementation.

  • Ensure recommended Health Promotion technical program models are contextualised for effective implementation to achieve scale, depth and impact within time, scope and budget.

  • Provide technical support to AP Staff to enhance coordination and strengthening of Neighborhood Health Committees and other community based health structures for sustained community ownership and participation.

  • Identify and review opportunities for integration of health promotion and education into other TP and health programs.

People Management

  • Facilitate Training of Trainers (TOT) of partners, WVZ technical program staff, other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation.

  • Support staff orientation and participate in technical staff building capacity through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency.

  • Provide input in performance appraisal of technical programme staff for increased accountability.

Networking, Collaboration, and Liaison

  • Represent WVZL in various key meetings, including Technical Working Group (TWG) to align national priorities.

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners/stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability.

  • Supports AP staff, partners, and stakeholders to ensure community conversations and engagement processes are effectively conducted.

  • Collaborates with District Health Offices and Health facilities within the APs to strengthen policy and regulation of health promotion and education at the Primary health care level to have strong comprehensive interventions.

  • Promote and support community mobilization and engagement, networking, and coordination across the APs.

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • Support research/Studies on technical programme-related topics and produce technical briefs for sharing with key stakeholders.

  • Participate and review data collection tools in conducting research/studies to generate lessons learnt for programme improvement.

  • Utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform programming.

  • Consolidate and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for timely submission.

  • Ensure all emerging industry technical standards are captured, documented, and shared across Area Programmes.

  • Contribute to the national development and rollout of a comprehensive strategy for health promotion and education to enhance positive behaviors among the target population.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences, Medical licentiate, Nursing midwife, with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field

  • Degree in the relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant field

  • Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organization preferably NGO context

  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and report writing essential

  • Must have excellent project management, community engagement, mobilization, facilitating and donor engagement skills

  • Communications, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills are highly desired

  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.

  • Able to implement Maternal Newborn child and adolescent health and Nutrition programme.

  • Knowledge of the Timed and Targeted Counselling (ttC) model. Positive Deviant Hearth (PD Hearth) and Community Committees (COMMS)(Neighborhood Health Committees models an added advantage

  • Must be registered with either the Health Professional council of Zambia or the Nursing Council of Zambia and has a valid practice license

  • Trainer in health models such as SMAGs or ttC/PD Hearth and COMMS (NHC)

  • Good facilitation skills

  • Basic Computer skills in Ms Office applications

  • Must have good interpersonal relations.

  • Must have a good understanding of the Health System

  • Must have an understanding of World Vision mission, vision, and core values

  • Experience in working with communities with good knowledge of the public health system and structures.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically 40% office and 60% field work and internationally as required

NOTE:

World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”.

Applications will close by 31st January 2021. Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply; ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted!