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Zonal MNeCH Coordinator

Job Description


Purpose of the position: : Is to provide technical leadership to the Development Facilitators and the Area Managers in implementing the Maternal, New born and Child Health (MNeCH) program. The position will be accountable for the delivery of key performance indicators under the program in the respective Area Programs (APs) in the Zone. The coordinator will develop a Zonal Plan for the Maternal, New born and Child Health Program and identify strategic partners to work with in implementing the program.

Major Responsibilities: (please define in output format – 1-11 things of what you expect to see as a result of this position)

Major Responsibilities

Weight (%)


  1. In conjunction with the Area Managers and with Technical Support from the Technical Specialist at the National Office develop Zonal and Area Operation Plans showing clearly what activities would be implemented, those responsible, resource (budget) and time allocation.

  2. Conduct partner mapping and/or validation profiling their technical capabilities to implement the MNeCH Program.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  1. Liaise with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (D,M&E) Coordinator, in developing a monitoring plan clearly showing relevant indicators, data sources for the indicators, tools for data collection, frequency of data collection, use of the information generated from monitoring and clear feedback loop to the Area Manager, Development facilitators and the Technical Manager.

  2. Conduct periodic monitoring in the Area Programs and prepare monitoring report. Based on the report facilitate dissemination to key stakeholders and support in the follow through of the specific actions as generated from the dissemination or the monitoring report recommendations.

  3. Facilitate Periodic Evaluation of the M-MNeCh Technical Program in the Zone. Disseminate the results of the evaluation to key stakeholders and follow through on the arising action plan/s.

  4. Identify promising practices arising out of program implementation. Document these practices with the support of the Knowledge Management Coordinator at the National Office.

  5. With the approval of the Technical Specialist disseminate the promising practices for replication in the Zone.

    Technical Support to the DFs and Area Managers

  6. Lead in the implementation of MNeCH Program in the Zone by providing technical support to the DFs and Area Managers in specific issues relating to health, HIV/AIDs and nutrition.

  7. Support DFs in identifying capacity needs for health institutions in the Area Programs in the Zone.

  8. Develop and administer through DFs capacity assessment tools on the health and nutrition structures at the APs.

  9. Compile specific capacity development plan for the various structures based on need in the APs.

  10. Develop technically sound capacity building products- training curriculum, exchange visit guides etc- and seek approval for the same from the Technical Specialist at the National Office

  11. Deploy the capacity developing products to the target group within the prescribed minimum quality standards and monitor delivery/deployment of these products to test adoption/uptake and review the products as necessary.


  12. Compile and submit monitoring/management reports (monthly, quarterly or annually) to the Technical Specialist and Zonal Manager.

    Networking and Partnership Management

  13. Responsible for brokering zonal level partnerships with CBOs and Churches that leverage WVM's technical capacity. Thereafter, initiate mutual contractual agreements and manage the resultant partnership objectively.

  14. Participate in Zonal or AP level technical networks with a view to profile the operations of WVM in HIV, Health and Nutrition in general.

  15. Identify advocacy opportunities and engage with the Advocacy resource person to develop tailored advocacy products at zonal level or escalate those that need national intervention.

    Coaching and mentoring

  16. Provide Coaching and mentoring of Technical Staff in the MNeCH Technical Program including reviewing their annual Performance Agreements and Annual Appraisals in collaboration with their respective supervisors.

PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1=developing 2 =proficient 3=advanced)

Core Capability

Proficiency level

(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies

(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – A Manager’s Guide)



Achieving Capabilities

Achieving quality results and service




Communicate with integrity to different stakeholders for the sake of the promoting child health and nutrition

Practicing accountability and integrity



Communicating information effectively



Thinking Capabilities

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly



Example: Sees relationships between cause, effect, and big picture

Understanding the Humanitarian industry



Understanding WV’s mission & operations



Practicing innovation & change



Self-managing Capabilities

Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work




Use all experiences as learning opportunities for ensuring child centered development;

Learning for growth and development



Maintaining work/life balance



Relational Capabilities

Building collaborative relationships




Interpret and present information with influence and impact

Practicing gender & cultural diversity



Influencing individuals & groups



Other Competencies/Attributes:

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

  • Interpersonal communication / relational capability

  • Perform other duties as required.

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:

  • Minimum Qualification and experience required: Bachelors Degree in Health and Nutrition with 3 years experience working in international Non Governmental Organizations.

  • Preferred:

  • Proven Experience in managing community projects

  • Management and Team Work abilities

  • A minimum of 2 years demonstrated skills and professional experience in education related program implementation and management

  • Project management and design experience, as well as project implementation and monitoring & evaluation.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability.

  • English communication skills (oral and written).

  • Strong detail orientation and negotiation skills .

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Experience in working with various major donors and government donor agencies

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview emotional maturity

  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psycho-logically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Commitment and ability to inspire others to World Vision Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: 60% field based and 40% Office based