Health & WASH Technical Program Manager
Health and WASH Technical Program Manager
World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.
World Vision seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Health and WASH Technical Program Manager. This position will be based at Head Office in Kigali, and reporting to the Integrated Programs Director
Purpose of the position:
Provide overall HN Wash technical leadership for the national office. Leads NO health, Nutrition technical approach development, ensuring alignment with regional and global HN strategies, to include advocacy and M&E and integration with other sectors and functional areas. Provides guidance to field staff for quality HNW programming implementation. Determines NO HNW capacity gaps and develop capacity building plan with regional assistance. Seeks opportunities for HNW implementation research, and communicates learning from programming. Maps donors, understands their technical expectations, pre-positions the NO for grants bids and leads the design and development of proposals. Strong and regular external engagement with health stakeholders in the country. Maintains situation awareness of potential public health emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response.
Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
The major responsibilities:
Contribute to overall NO strategy; ensure health priorities reflected in national strategy
Develop HWN technical approaches, ensuring alignment with NO strategy and regional and global health priorities and cross-sectoral considerations
Develop HWN technical guidance aligned with technical approach
Develop systems and processes to support programs to have common health approaches
Ensure ongoing improvements to health TA/TP design to ensure it remains relevant to context, incorporates innovation, by receiving and analyzing field-level information
Remain up to date with public health and nutrition research, policy, guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to sub-national staff
Ensure projects are aligned with NO and regional strategy, and HHN TA
Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health programming implementation
Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to field staff in implementation of health programming
Conduct field visits to ensure fieldstaff are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary work tools.
Assessment of NO HWN staff capacities/competencies
Communicate capacity building needs to regional HWN staff, develop sector staff capacity building plans with P&C
Participate in selection of SMEs to assist with capacity needs
Facilitate capacity building of staff on health technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, technical backstopping etc
May conduct trainings at region level in select HWN project models
Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management
Identify and implement opportunities for research to enhance learning and build the evidence base/generate evidence, ideally with academic partners.
Spearhead research, documentation and reflection exercises for learning
Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories
Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learnings and best practice.
Preposition the NO for grants in technical sector, working with national GAM team
Mapping of donors; understand donor expectations, technical priorities, key strategic approaches
Track multilateral, bilateral and local funding programs to access resources
Map potential partners with strengths that would be complementary to WV in filling gaps in a grant opportunity
Prepare detailed health or sub-sector capability statement at NO level
Together with GAM, track specific opportunities and make appropriate partnering arrangements. Join in go/no-go decision
Lead on grant proposals as coordinator of writing team, or grant design, design workshop, interview panels for key personnel
Concept papers and proposals for fund raising, marketing with SOs
Receive and review HWN reports. May at times need to assist field staff to write these reports
High quality monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health programs to ensure quality implementation. Includes technical backstopping, reflection, lessons learned events, etc., to ensure programming on track
Ensure ADP designs aligned to TA/TP, ensure implementation meets minimum standards
Liaise with other organizations to collaborate in standard setting
Participate with DME team in designing, redesigning and elaborating log frames for HWN programming. May be handled by sub-national staff with review by NO health manager
Ensure standardization of HHN indicators and project models across projects
Links with national HMIS (health management information systems)
Incorporate local-to-national HWN advocacy and campaigning in HWN Technical Approach and programming, with assistance of advocacy specialist staff
Accompany advocacy and SLT members to meetings with health departments
Provide technical input into policy briefings/ensure quality of advocacy product content
Understand and include advocacy staff in health TAs and TP
Obtain evidence from health programs and data from CVA to inform policy at sub-national and national level and to be used in government relations
Engage where appropriate in advocacy-related coalitions
Be part of CHN cross-functional team
Ensure CVA for health is scaled up to critical
Networking, Partnering, and External Representation
Represent WV at external workshops, technical forums, etc, engaging with MoH, donors and other health partners. Ensure WV prominent actor at all levels; networking
With MoH, contribute to national strategy or national plans (e.g. the CHW plan, the malaria strategy, the HIV strategy)
Partnership agreements with government institutions, NGOs and international bodies
Develop strategic partnerships with private sector with guidance of partnership and innovation team in GC. More intentional engagements with private sector/corporates
Compile updated fact sheets on health programming to support the partnering specialists
Maintain situational awareness of actual and potential hazards before, during and after a disaster or public health emergency
Understand the early warning and response mechanisms at regional/national level and local government engagement
Collaborate cross-sectorally in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
Provide technical input into emergency response work, if necessary
Guide community hazard vulnerability analysis in area of health and nutrition
Solve problems under emergency conditions
Support project implementation teams in Health and WASH sector through providing targeted training, tools and resources on a regular basis to facilitate timely and quality delivery of programmes.
Support HWN sector programs monitoring, evaluation, planning and reporting processes, with development of tools that can facilitate effective implementation and quality of project deliveries
Provide monthly ,quarterly, semi- annual HWN Technical programme for NO
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 required:
Masters Degree in Public Health or related field; a doctoral degree is an added advantage
At least 5 years experience in public health programs
Proven experience in managing community health and nutrition projects
Experience leading and managing a professional technical team
Technical Skills, knowledge & Abilities:
Theory of change and logical framework development
Budget development/management, including knowledge of general accounting and budgeting principles
Database management, statistical skills and ability to critically evaluate health data
Professional experience in training/capacity building
Research and evaluation experience
Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation
Fluency in English.
Excellent project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle
Excellent understanding of best practice Health and WASH approaches in community development
Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.
Excellent supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes
Strong negotiation skills.
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.
Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.
Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context
Working Environment / Conditions:
Domestic Travel: 25% Regular internal travel to project areas is required.
International Travel: 10% Periodic international travel will be required
On call: 10% In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call
How to apply:
Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda
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In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda [email protected] (no applications will be accepted through this email)
The closing date for submission of applications is November 1, 2016 ; no later applications will be accepted
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks