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Program Officer- Health



To provide Programmatic and Technical support to field staffs implement Maternal, Neonatal and Child health (MNCH) Program toward the attainment of child-wellbeing outcomes and donor requirements.

The position will also serve the role of Resource Acquisition for Health as well as Advocacy, Networking and Engagement with Strategic & New Partnerships Development within the Health sector as well as ensuring existing donor retention.

To effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.


Programmatic and technical support for MNCH 30%

  • Provide strategic and technical support to implementation of health grants and sponsorship projects

  • In liaison with field staff, ensure timely development and implementation of work plans and budgets for the health grants

  • Ensure all MNCH interventions are implemented within schedule , plans and budgets

  • Ensure timelyimplementation and expenditure level reviews to track and manage work plans and budgets

  • Provide programmatic support to WVK regional offices based on their need

  • Support Health interventions during emergencies.

  • Oversee integration of MNCH into existing health projects for increased impact

  • Maintain relationship with donors and respective Ministry of Health unit/Division

  • In liaison with procurement and finance ensure timely procurement of program items

Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes. 25%

  • Ensure project work plans, progress reports are shared with donor as per approved agreement

  • Provide technical support during Health Surveys/evaluations, baselines and assessment to ensure quality check with methodology, tools and the entire process.

  • Ensure Health project designs and/ or re- designs are done in accordance with donor guidelines, standards, WV standards and Health programming strategies and GoK guidelines while corresponding to community needs and contexts.

  • Ensure timely and quality development and review of project reports in line with donor policies and reporting guidelines

  • Provide technical support to ensure that findings from project assessments and evaluations inform the subsequent programme designs

  • Coordinate implementation research within the various projects, documentations and publications

  • Ensure project documentation, reflection and learning to ensure achievement of project objectives and shared with donor, MoH and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure ongoing monitoring of health projects using the set standards and tool

  • Maintain internal repository of key project documents and publications on WVK website

Engagement, Networking and fundraising 25%

  • Lead constant, consistent and quality donor communications, engagement and updates

  • Support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Grants Acquisition Management and Communication

  • Ensure WVK visibility and participation in the respective Technical working groups, Interagency Coordinating Committees and other networks

  • Maintain coordination with relevant stakeholders who are crucial in the implementation of the project

Capacity building of staff 15%

  • In collaboration with MOH, other partners and Associate Director carry out capacity assessment gaps and plan capacity building for project staff

  • Monitor Health capacity building initiatives conducted by field and MOH to ensure they meet standards

  • Ensure documentation and project learning are disseminated to relevant stakeholders

  • Support induction of new project staff

  • Support Health team in analyzing and interpreting Health data for programmatic use.

Other 5%

Any other duties as assignment by the Supervisor

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health with extensive programming experience and technical competency in Health service delivery

  • Knowledge and application of evidence , innovation and evaluation

  • Advisory competencies in design and management of Health program

  • Knowledge on specific MNCH that may include but not limited to EPI, FP, Malaria, HIV&AIDS and TB

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex environment, 3 years should have been at a project/grant managerial level.

  • Demonstrate track record of working with and managing multiple partners

  • Experience in conducting surveys using ODK methodology is an added advantage.

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working with Ministries of Health, Networks and other structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners

  • Good communication and writing skills

  • A team player, capable of building capacity of staff and partners

Other Competencies / Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges;

  • Must be able to provide spiritual leadership within but not limited to chapel and daily devotions;

  • Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and;

  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision

  • Must be willing to perform other duties as required.