PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The project officer will ensure successful implementation and monitoring of Pfizer Women and Children Project at the County level to promote Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy/ Voluntary Family (HTSP/VP) planning, and immunization services contributing to improved children wellbeing of women and children in West Pokot County
In order to perform this role effectively, the project officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Project Implementation 40%
Ensure successful implementation of Pfizer women and children project at designated County
Collaborate with county level stakeholders to implement activities in the detailed implementation plan of the grant project
Collaborate with other health specialist with the Area Program to address reproductive health gaps for women and immunization gaps for infants in the county
Ensure effective linkage with Pfizer Health grant interventions to ongoing advocacy initiatives at county
Provide backstopping of the project implementation of the Channels of Hope, timed and targeted counseling and Citizen Voice and Action approach as core modules to improve HTSP, voluntary FP and Immunization coverage in the county.
Ensure timely planning and implementation, budget utilization of Pfizer women and children grant interventions in the project implementation area.
Partner with MoH to set up an effective follow up program for women attending health facility and children attending immunization clinics and mechanism to identify defaulters.
Quality assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes. 35%
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 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%
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 within the respective counties
Maintain coordination with relevant stakeholders who are crucial in the implementation of the project
Capacity building of staff 15%
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 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 Nursing, Public Health or related field. Additional training in Community health will be an added advantage.
A minimum of 3 years working experience in Maternal Child Health programming at community level
Experience in Family planning and or immunization programmes
Knowledge of development/adaptation and utilization of community health resources.
Knowledgeable about current development in maternal newborn and child health issues, including but not limited to Kenyan Ministry of Health policies and guidelines
Experience in working with county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;
Familiar with Channels of Hope, MoH Maternal Newborn/World Vision ttC model programming approaches
Knowledge of Cultural and environmental differences, and problems encountered in health care service delivery as pertaining women and children.
Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
Ability to identify strategic change opportunities and make workable recommendations accordingly
Ability to positively influence others
Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Self-Manager, analytical and critical thinker, able to work with tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects
Team worker with excellent interpersonal skills