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Project Officer - Health & Nutrition (World Vision Int. - Gh)


Purpose of the position:

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

Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

Key Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

  5. 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).

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

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

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

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

  10. 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.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Educational level required: Degree in Community/Public Health or related field with a strong health background

Technical Training qualifications required: Public Health

Experience: Three years’ experience in health programs in a comparable organization

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Development facilitation skills

Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills

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

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

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.

. Perform other duties as required

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 5%