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Project Officer, Health & Nutrition - Baidoa

Job Description

Project Officer, Health – Baidoa.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Health Project Officer will contribute to the World Vision effort of assessing health needs, designing projects, writing proposals and initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Other important aspects of the role include meeting quality standards in health care delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders such as SWS MOH, Health and Nutrition clusters, WV Health & Nutrition partners and directly provide management and training to the primary health care staff.

The officer shall be responsible for ensuring facilitation of smooth, cost effective, efficient management of resources and timely implementation of health project activities by supporting, supervising , coordinating the activities and staff in realizing program objectives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to WV, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.

  • Provide strong leadership of assigned WV Partners of health & nutrition project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive involvement of all stakeholders including the beneficiaries, local health authorities, humanitarian coordinator, MOH and others health staff,

  • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective health and nutrition strategy in consultation with relevant staff,

  • Set clear objectives and indicators for health activities in collaboration with the health staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities,

  • Continuously monitor and supervise health& nutrition activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data,

  • Contribute to development of new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers.

  • Ensure that all documents guiding implementation such as budgets, DIPs, cash projections are prepared and used correctly

  • Ensure regular monitoring and reporting of project implementation.

  • Conduct lesson learnt forums and document best and promising practices, lessons learnt and challenges at the end of each project life/ phase.

  • Manage and update the HMIS , CIMAM database , 4Ws regularly updating relevant stakeholders

  • Keep and share information from INGO meetings, government correspondences and internal World Vision Lessons Learned.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, WV Baidoa office and Technical advisors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.

  • Participate in health and nutrition coordination meetings and other working groups or meetings as required, representing WV and feeding back to the health staff and field managers on relevant issues.

  • This position will have staff supervisory responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriate financial systems, procedures and controls are used in the effective project management,

  • Monthly financial projections are prepared and submitted for funding in a timely manner.

  • Management response to audit queries is done on a timely basis

  • Facilitate preparation of project budgets, narrative reports, updates, financial reports and submit them within the agreed time frames.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Clinical Officer, Diploma as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Midwife with public health diploma with at least 3 years working experience inn a busy Health and nutrition programme setting.

  • Health professional (Registered Nurse, Nurse Midwife or Clinical Officer) with more than 3 years public health field experience can also be considered.

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

  • 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 assume other project tasks as required

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Based in Baidoa. Frequent travels to meet beneficiaries and support staff.

  • Travel: The position will require significant amounts of time in the field (out of office) supporting project teams.