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Maternal and Child Enhancement Communal Project Officer

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION/PUBLICATION TEXT

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To coordinate and facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the maternal and child nutrition enhancement project activities implemented in Rutana and Makamba provinces in assigned commune for the well-being of children, families and communities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Weight (%)

#

Major Activities

End Expected Results

Weight (%)

1.

Coordinate and facilitate timely implementation of project activities at commune level in collaboration with community based institutions and local partners

-Project activities are implemented timely

20

2.

Conduct monitoring of project activities’ budget, ensuring proper accountability of resources mobilized for the community and other partners

-Resources /budgets used for the planned activities

15

3

Facilitate the capacity building of Community Health Workers (CHWs), Agriculture monitors, FARN mother leaders and Mother Support Group (MSG) Leaders to conduct community mobilization activities: screening and referral of children, facilitation of FARN sessions and follow up of rehabilitated children , nutrition education through MSGs

-CHWs, MSGs capacitated

15

4

Support the local health institutions in planning and monitoring of the project activities

-BPS and BDS supported during the project implementation

10

5.

Network with community groups and communal institutions, the Church and other local partners to identify areas of possible cooperation, resource mobilization and technology transfer.

-Areas of cooperation identified

10

6.

Represent World Vision in workshops and meetings at community level as required

-Workshop /Meetings elaborated and submitted to the supervisor

5

7

Organize project review, reflection and learning forums at communal level

- project review, reflection and learning forums organized

10

8

Generate and maintain monthly project reports to the Supervisor in accordance with Donor requirements

-Project monthly reports sent to the Supervisor .

15

Total

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Minimum Qualification required: A2 diploma in Health (Nursing), Degree in public health preferred.

  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Health, nutrition or HIV/AIDS program with a governmental or non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Experience in implementation of the nutrition interventions in multi-sectoral linkages Context(1 Year)

  • Preferred: 2 years’ experience in the implementation of community based nutrition approaches (FARN, care groups, mother support groups)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good ability to produce written reports in French

  • Must hold a motorcycle driving license

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Must have good interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Ability to hold confidential and sensitive information

  • Able to work under limited supervision

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and partners at all levels

Work Environment:

  • Travel: 20 % Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: As required

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is November 11, 2016; no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  1. World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  2. As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  3. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.