Program Officer- Health
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
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.
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.