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Health, Nutrition HIV Advisor - Southern Africa Region

Job Description

*Position Location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Southern Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.


The primary purpose of this position is to build capacity of the National Offices (NOs) in Health, Nutrition and HIV & AIDS programming and to support them in developing and scaling up high quality Global Centre (GC) aligned programs that meet international standards


Support National offices in the design of their Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS related Technical Approach.

Participate in the development of a regional HHN strategic direction and scale up plans, and facilitates better understanding of these and other related nutrition strategies among the health and HIV&AIDS Team and across other lines of ministry (e.g., Transformational Development (TD), Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), Advocacy and global initiatives).

Ensure the appropriate integration of Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and infectious disease programs with other WV sectors and strategic initiatives.

Responsible to identifying of Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases as well as Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) needs across NOs and define Learning Centre (LC) services.

Provides high quality Health and nutrition related technical support to National Offices including guidance on the design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs through ongoing correspondence, review of proposals and reports, as well as regular field visits and mentoring of key program staff to improve quality.

Collaborate and work with National Office to assess their overall capacity, using agreed assessment tools, to implement and coordinate a comprehensive Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases program depending on their context (low or high prevalence.)

Responsible to work with NO’s to build the capacity of NO staff at all levels (technical, and Area Development Program (ADP) staff) through a variety of formal and informal methods.

Monitor NO reporting and assist in improving performance to meet or exceed standards and strategic targets in the region.Work with NOs, SOs and other regional stakeholders, to explore and pursue multilateral and bilateral and private funding opportunities.

Provide technical support to specific grants as requested.

Contribute to grant project designs and review proposals initiated by the NOs, Support Offices (SOs) and the region.

Develop concept notes and proposal documents to mobilise resources for region-wide HHN projects.

Collaborate with NOs with their overall Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and OVC training, rollout, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of the various HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease models.

Coordinate closely with the regional health team and the regional quality assurance team to support National Offices with initial program assessments and baseline/final evaluations and operations research according to LEAP 3.

Ensure that national programmes are align with international and WV GC standards and protocols for key areas of the Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS and OVC Programme, including care, prevention, and advocacy, ensuring that project staff and partners understand these standards.

Define and provide standards, methodologies, tools and knowledge repositories for the NOs in the region.

Identifying, disseminating and institutionalising common Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS and OVC best practices and assets.

Supports HHN projects to establish assessment, monitoring and evaluation processes to monitor input, outcome and impact results across the region, integrating with and utilising LEAP guidance.

Help build staff capacity in HHN and conduct training in the HHN core models and methodology.

Liaise closely with the East Africa Region (EAR)/South Africa Region (SAR) IPT-G Advisor and GC advisors in the relevant project model areas.

Coordinate and access accredited Global Technical Resource Network (GTRN) members to assist NO’s in this effort.

Works with the regional ministry point persons, other health and HIV&AIDS staff, and GTRN members in a collaborative effort to provide quality service to National Offices.


Must have a degree of Bachelor of Medicine with experience in the public health field or Masters in Public Health degree with first degree in health related science.

Must be able to negotiate ideas within and outside the World Vision partnership, particularly with donor communities.

A mature Christian, who's willing to serve in and travel to very difficult conditions.

Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to program countries

Work Environment/Travel:

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.