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Health , Nutrition .& HIV AIDS Project Officer

Job Description

Health Nutrition & HIV AIDS Project Officer

To coordinate, facilitate implement and monitor Health & Nutrition projects within the Cluster through capacity building, networking, partnership and participation of the communities.

The Package

  • The position is based in Savelugu

  • The position comes with an attractive salary package.

  • S/He reports to the Cluster Programmes Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out needs assessment and reviews in communities to determine development interventions that are required.

  • Coordinate the preparation of Health & Nutrition projects plans and budgets within the cluster.

  • Ensure availability of qualitative and quantitative Health & Nutrition data and information for input into Horizon and CWBT report.

  • Build capacity of Development Facilitators, volunteers, communities, Church and Government partners and other partners in Health & Nutrition issues.

  • Participate in children mapping and monitoring processes in communities to ensure participation of children and their families in ADPs activities this includes Registered Children and the most vulnerable).

  • Facilitate communication between RC and their sponsors and ensure that Sponsorship Key Performance indicators are met in the different APs forming the cluster.

  • Participate in RC registering, monitoring and data processing for marketing.

  • Ensure implementation of Audit and Risk Assessment recommendations in Health & Nutrition projects and their impact areas within the cluster.

  • Facilitate and report (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) on Health & Nutrition activities, outputs and outcomes in ADPs communities.

  • Ensure representation of WV cluster office at District and Regional events related to Health & Nutrition where World Vision is invited and report on them to the cluster programmes manager.

Education / Work Experience / Skills

  • Degree in Community/Public Health or related field with a strong health background

  • Three years’ experience in health programs in a comparable organization

  • Development facilitation skills

  • Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills

  • Proven ability to communicate on Health & Nutrition topics with diverse groups.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to support in the development and roll out of Health & Nutrition programs/projects.

  • Good development and facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.

  • Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and key partners.

  • Experience in community entry and mobilization and development facilitation.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

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