Maternal, New-born, Child Health and Nutrition Specialist

18014-15N10180
Tanga
28-Jan-21
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To Provide technical leadership and coordination of Health and Nutrition interventions in Eastern cluster to ensure realization of our strategy and promise

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

30%

Technical leadership

Ensure work plan for all AP within the cluster are reflected in national strategy for health and nutrition

Develop systems and processes to support area programs to have common health and nutrition approaches

Prepare work plans for Health and Nutrition interventions for every AP within the Cluster

Ensure projects within the cluster and work plan from area program are aligned with WVT and regional strategy, and H&N TA

Work closely with health and nutrition team leader to Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health and nutrition program implementation

Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to area program and project in implementation of health and nutrition intervention/activity

Conduct field visits to ensure area programs and project/s staffs are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary health and nutrition work tools

All work plan and implementation are aligned with H&N strategy

20%

Capacity Development

Work with cluster manager to conduct Assessment of H&N staff capacities/ competencies

Communicate capacity building needs and develop H&N staff capacity building plans with health and nutrition team leader

Facilitate capacity building of staff on health and nutrition technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, technical backstopping.

Assist in capacity building of local government, CBOs,CPGs, Church/FBOs, CCCs and other community groups

Cluster has a capacity building plan and have technically skilled staff who are equipped to perform their jobs

15%

Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management

Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories.

Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learnings and best practice

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There is documentation of proven practice and learnings which can be scaled up in programs

Implementation of evidence based learnings translates into improved programming impact on health and nutrition initiatives

15%

Quality Assurance

Review technically all monthly and quarterly reports from APs before submission to NO for consolidation

High quality monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health intervention/activities to ensure quality implementation

Provide supportive supervision to field staff for health and nutrition activities implementation

Work closely with cluster DME in designing, redesigning and elaborating log frames for H&N programming

Ensure standardization of H&N indicators and project models across areas program and project within the cluster

Links with national HMIS (health management information systems)

APs and Grants implementation meet technical H&N requirements.

H&N program implementation meets standards

10%

Networking, Partnering, and External Representation

Ensure WVT is prominent actor at regional/ District health management teams

Represent WVT at external workshops, technical forums, etc, engaging with region and district and other health and nutrition partners

Strengthen partnership with health and nutrition partners within the cluster

10%

Disaster Preparedness/HEA

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

Cluster is adequately prepared for potential public health emergencies

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

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Degree in Human Nutrition, Social sciences, Medical Doctor and Other Heath related sciences. Masters in Public Health is added advantage with at least

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5 years practical experience in health and nutrition programming with a reputable organization

A deep knowledge of the health and nutrition issues that affect the country, with significant H&N experience in the country

Knowledge and skills in health data management/monitoring & evaluation

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

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Good communication skills

Fluent in English and Kiswahili

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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Basic Computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point)

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3 + years’ experience in public health programs

Proven experience in managing community health and nutrition projects

Work Environment

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  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%

CORE CAPABILITIES

While all 13 core capabilities are expected of the role, to help the recruiters conduct more effective screening and interviewing of prospective candidates, please select the level for which they will interview. Then, identify a maximum of 3-4 priority core capabilities that are the most critical for this position.