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Project Officer II - Health & Nutrition (Dollow)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


For Somalia Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somalia Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somalia Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Dollow Office.

Project Officer II-Health & Nutrition (Dollow)

The Health &Nutrition Project Officer will contribute to the successful implementation of the World Vision health and nutrition projects implemented in close collaboration with its sub contracted partners together with the Ministry of Health.

The officer working under the direct supervision of the Health & Nutrition Manager is expected to collaborate with other stakeholders in the districts so as to institute effective emergency health and nutrition integrated drought response interventions in the districts, carry out active case surveillance and response, assess and continuously monitor health& nutrition needs, initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the emergency response projects as required. Other important aspects of the role include meeting quality standards in emergency health and nutrition care delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders such as; CHW/CNWs, the Ministry of Health and Nutrition clusters, other World Vision Health & Nutrition partners and directly provide management, training and mentorship to the primary health care staff in the project districts .

Major Responsibilities:

Project Design, Monitoring, Implementation and Evaluation

  • Contribute to development of new proposals, linked to the country H&N strategy, World Vision Somalia National office strategy and child wellbeing aspirations working in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders and PDQA department.

Project Management & Budget Management

  • Ensure All projects have appropriate project management documentation in-place, in-use and updated as required (DIPs, Cash Flows, Procurement Plans, MWRAPs etc.)

Staff & Partner Capacity Building for Health and Nutrition

  • Work with local structures, including user committees and LNGOs to identify technical gaps in knowledge and skills and develop capacity building plans to bridge them;

Human Resource management of staff under his or her care and in line with WV Policy is followed

  • Staff appraisal and feedback mechanisms in place and updated;

  • Capacity development plans in place and resourced

Community Capacity Developed and enhanced collaboration

  • Collaborate with local authorities and relevant user groups and management committees;

  • Work closely with local structures to facilitate the implementation and sustainability of the health and nutrition interventions

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health or Nutrition with at least 3 years working experience in a busy Health and Nutrition Program Setting.

  • Experience: At least 3 years of experience working with INGO in project design implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a complex humanitarian context.

  • Previous experience in drought response Health &nutrition scale up would be desirable.

  • Preference will be accorded to applicants from / currently residing in the specific district of interest

  • Knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.

  • Good command of Spoken and written English, fluent in Somali.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in writing training report, project documentation, reporting and others relevant program information

  • Familiarity with grant management and procedures.

  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships,

  • Willingness to be on call 24 hours coordinating the rapid response teams in the districts

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Based in Dollow with occasional travels within other parts of Southern Somalia.

  • WVI is an equal opportunity employer .Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.